18 payers to join CMS value-based Medicare Advantage model for 2023

CMS' Value-Based Insurance Design program for Medicare Advantage plans is growing for 2023, expanding to 52 participating organizations, the agency said Sept. 29. 

CMS estimates the number of enrollees covered by the program will increase by 24 percent this year with the new participating organizations, according to a news release. 

The model, started in 2017, is designed to test improvements in care quality for Medicare Advantage plan enrollees, including people with low income and those dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. 

Medicare Advantage plans participating in the test can offer supplemental benefits like nutrition and transportation assistance, reduced cost sharing, or other incentives designed to promote healthy behavior and health equity. 

CMS estimates 6 million Medicare beneficiaries will receive supplemental benefits in 2023 as part of the test program, up from 3.7 million in 2022. 

See the full list of participating organizations here.

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