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Medicare plans that help seniors afford groceries surge

Axios cites ATI Advisory analysis on Medicare Advantage supplemental benefits to support their article: "Next year, 1,475 plans – about a quarter of the market – will offer certain eligible enrollees financial assistance for food and produce, according to an analysis from consulting firm ATI Advisory."
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Opportunities to Improve Health Equity in Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Through Medicare

Beneficiaries who are Black or Latino/a are more likely than white beneficiaries to report difficulty with activities of daily living (ADLs) and other conditions that can negatively impact their health. Understanding the experiences of individuals reporting difficulty with ADLs across race and ethnicity can help policymakers develop strategies to address inequities. This databook, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, conveys research findings on the racial and ethnic disparities among this population across social determinants of health, natural community supports, and health care experiences.
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Two Ways CMS Can Meaningfully Improve Medicare Plan Finder for People Who Are Dual Eligible

With support from Arnold Ventures, ATI Advisory identified two near-term opportunities to update the Medicare Plan Finder tool to improve its utility and reduce confusion for individuals who are dual eligible.
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Metro and Non-Metro Medicare Advantage Plan Offerings of Nonmedical Supplemental Benefits Databook

An analysis of nonmedical supplemental benefit offerings in metro and non-metro areas found that 42% of metropolitan MA plans offer these benefits compared to 34% of rural MA plans. While the presence of benefits does not equate to access, this databook points to the need for additional research on utilization of benefits to examine any issues with equitable access across metro and non-metro counties.
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Comparing Medicare Advantage and FFS Medicare Across Race and Ethnicity

Understanding differences in Medicare beneficiary experiences by race and ethnicity across Medicare Advantage and FFS Medicare can help policymakers and business leaders identify opportunities for health equity and continual improvement across both pathways to Medicare coverage.
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Heeding the Administrator’s Call: Opportunities to Improve Supplemental Benefit Data

Medicare Advantage (MA) plans are able to offer additional benefits over the benefits all Medicare beneficiaries receive – called supplemental benefits. These supplemental benefits most typically take the form of vision, dental, hearing, and medical transportation services, but the types of benefits offered are evolving rapidly to include things like in-home support services or personal care, food, and help paying utility bills. Improving data available on these supplemental benefits in MA is clearly on the minds of officials at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
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