Research: Medicare Advantage have overpaid by more than $100B since 2010
Nearly $34 billion of that spending came during 2018 and 2019, the latest payment period available.
By Fred Schulte, Kaiser Health News|November 11, 2021 at 11:42 AM
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Switching seniors to Medicare Advantage plans has cost taxpayers tens of billions of dollars more than keeping them in original Medicare, a cost that has exploded since 2018 and is likely to rise even higher, new research has found.
Richard Kronick, a former federal health policy researcher and a professor at the University of California-San Diego, said his analysis of newly released Medicare Advantage billing data estimates that Medicare overpaid the private health plans by more than $106 billion from 2010 through 2019 because of the way the private plans charge for sicker patients.
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