Research Shows Med Advantage Enrollees More Likely to Receive Low Quality Care

One third of Americans (almost 19 million!) enroll in Medicare Advantage plans. And these managed care organizations are being found to skimp on quality care for their members in order to save money.

A recent research study by David Meyers, Vince Mor, and Momotazur Rahman at Brown University, found that “seniors in traditional fee-for-service Medicare are more likely to be admitted to high quality nursing facilities than MA enrollees. And they found that members of lower-quality MA plans were the most likely to receive care in the poorest quality skilled nursing facilities.” Read more at Forbes.com

This means that enrolling in a Medicare Advantage plan may not be the best choice for you! 

If you or your loved one needs or may need access to high quality skilled nursing facilities, Boomer Savings Center highly recommends a Medicare Supplement (or Medigap) plan. We can find you a plan that fits your needs and gives you choices to find the best health coverage for you.

This is the best time to switch to Medicare Supplement plans! 

Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period: January 1 – February 14

This is for people enrolled in an Advantage Plan for 2018 who want to switch to original Medicare (Part A hospital coverage and Part B outpatient coverage). The change takes effect the first day of the month after the request is received.

Two weeks left in the Disenrollment Period! Learn more about why a Medicare supplement will be the best option for you. Connect with a Boomer Savings Center agent today!

 

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