Policy Report and Recording Available: Policy Recommendations for Congress to Advance New Supplemental Benefits in Medicare Advantage

Based on several years of research tracking the initial implementation and progress of Special Supplemental Benefits for the Chronically Ill (SSBCI) in Medicare Advantage, a new policy report from LTQA and ATI Advisory outlines three policy recommendations for Congress to advance supplemental benefits for Medicare beneficiaries with complex care needs. Broadly, these include modifying eligibility criteria for SSBCI, incentivizing plans to report on supplemental benefit utilization, and conducting a meaningful evaluation of new supplemental benefits.

To mark the launch of these recommendations, LTQA and ATI Advisory held a virtual briefing (program linked here) on the future of non-medical supplemental benefits in Medicare Advantage on May 17. Speakers and panelists included Senator Mark Warner, Dr. Meena Seshamani (CMS Center for Medicare), Kelly Cronin (ACL), Christine Aguiar Lynch (ACAP), Marc Cohen (LTSS Center @UMass Boston), Tyler Cromer (ATI Advisory), and Mary Kaschak (LTQA).

You can find all ATI Advisory and LTQA’s resources on non-medical supplemental benefits in Medicare Advantage here.