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

Publication Date: May 2022

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.

Event Date: May 2022

Senator Mark Warner
Meena Seshamani, Director of Medicare , Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Mary Kaschak, Chief Executive Officer, LTQA

Tyler Cromer, Principal, ATI Advisory
Kelly Cronin, Deputy Administrator, Center for Innovation and Partnership, Administration for Community Living
Christine Aguiar Lynch, Vice President of Medicare and Managed Long-Term Services and Supports, Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP)
Marc Cohen, Co-Chair of New Caregiving Study Panel and Gerontologist, National Academy for Social Insurance

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.

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