“What the Rise of Medicare Advantage Means for Skilled Nursing,” by Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News
“About 33% of seniors enrolled in the Medicare program have elected to use managed Medicare Advantage plans, and that number is expected to grow — potentially faster than the government thinks. The Congressional Budget Office has predicted growth in MA plans by about 4% per year, but Dan Mendelson, president of Avalere Health, says his company projects the pace at closer to 6% or 7% per year. ‘More and more seniors are voting with their feet,’ Mendelson told an audience at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) Spring Investment Forum in Dallas on Thursday.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform): MA continues to surge.