Long-Term Care

Recent Trends in Medicare Advantage and Part D

MDS 3.0 Insider, April 8, 2016

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The Medicare Advantage and Part D programs continue to grow and thrive. In the Medicare Advantage program:
•    Enrollment continues to grow – enrollment has increased by more than 50 percent since passage of the Affordable Care Act to an all-time high of more than 17.1 million – or 32 percent of – Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan.
•    Plan quality continues to improve – the percentage of Medicare Advantage enrollees in four or five star plans has almost quadrupled since 2009 to 71 percent. About one-third of prescription drug plan enrollees are in standalone Part D plans with four or more stars, compared to 27 percent of enrollees in such plans in 2009.

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