Number of MA Plans Offering SSBCI ‘Social Needs Benefit’ Up 568% in 2021

Posted on Monday, February 8, 2021

CMS released information back in September showing that there would be a huge increase in Medicare Advantage (MA) supplemental benefits in 2021.

“We’re seeing really substantial growth in the number of plans offering Special Supplemental Benefits for the Chronically Ill,” Tyler Cromer, a principal at Washington, D.C.-based research, and advisory firm ATI Advisory, told Home Health Care News. “We’re seeing an over 250% increase in the number of plans offering these benefits since 2020, which was the first year they were available.”

In the past ten years, the number of MA plans offering the social needs benefit is up 568%.

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