Situation Report | September 28, 2020
The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the benefit and cost-sharing information for Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D prescription drug plans for the 2021 calendar year.
Specific highlights include:
- Over 94 percent of MA plans will offer additional telehealth benefits reaching 20.7 million beneficiaries, up from about 58 percent of plans offering telehealth benefits in 2020.
- In 2021, about 730 plans will provide about 3 million MA enrollees with these additional types of supplemental benefits, such as adult day health services, caregiver support services, in-home support services, therapeutic massage or home-based palliative care.
- About 920 plans reaching 4.3 million beneficiaries will offer non-primarily-health-related benefits tailored to people with chronic conditions, including pest control, home cleaning services, meal home delivery, and transportation for non-medical reasons such as trips to the grocery store.