HealthLeaders Media June 8, 2023
By Jay Asser

The private program has been unencumbered in its take-off and it’s unclear how much upcoming CMS regulations will challenge that.


Medicare Advantage has come a long way in the past decade or so, with half of all eligible Medicare beneficiaries now enrolled in a private plan.

Terri Swanson, president of Medicare for Aetna, tells HealthLeaders the payer’s strategy for furthering that growth in a market with plenty of competition.

That competition may soon be affected by regulations CMS has implemented in its 2024 Medicare Advantage final rule, especially the risk adjustment changes that are likely to affect insurers’ revenue.

The Medicare Advantage (MA) takeover is no longer coming—it’s already happened.

The private program...

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