More payers adding in-home care, caregiver support to Medicare Advantage plans

More Medicare Advantage plans will offer in-home support services to enrollees in 2023, according to a new report from the Better Medicare Alliance. 

In 2023, 794 plans will offer in-home support, according to the report published Nov. 17 

In-home support services are one of several additional supplemental benefits approved by CMS in 2018. 

Other supplemental benefits include home-based palliative care, adult day health services, therapeutic massage and support for caregivers. A total of 259 plans will offer caregiver support in 2023. 

The number of plans offering at least one supplemental benefit has grown substantially since 2020. For 2023, 1,111 plans will offer supplemental benefits, up from 351 in 2020, according to the report. 

"As seniors contend with rising household costs, their ability to access more benefits that are built into the affordable cost of their Medicare Advantage plan is welcome news," Better Medicare Alliance President and CEO Mary Beth Donahue said in a news release. 

Read the full report here.

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