“Money, Data and Backup Plans: Why In-Home Medicare Advantage Benefits Are Rolling Out Slowly,” by Bailey Bryant, Home Health Care News
“Despite Medicare Advantage (MA) plans being recently allowed to cover a wide variety of in-home services and supports, insurers have been slow to roll out new supplemental benefits. In 2019, only 3% of Medicare Advantage plans offered in-home care services, according to AARP. Some think the tides will turn in 2020 — but even then, roadblocks remain, the biggest being finances, data and implementation. ”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
As predicted, this new benefit is more hype than substance. Its main impact is damage by adding one more false hope that people can ignore personal responsibility for long-term care planning.