2020 Outlook: MA ‘Winners’ Must Focus on Differentiation, Integration
With Chart: MA, Cost, PACE, Demo and Prescription Drug Plan Contract Enrollment Report (December 2019)
January 3, 2020
With early signs of strong enrollment growth in 2020 and a healthy pay outlook in 2021 given the elimination of the Affordable Care Act health insurer fee and an anticipated rate increase, the sun continues to shine on Medicare Advantage. Even as momentum around Medicare for All and other universal health care proposals continues to build, industry experts say MA remains the safest game in town and will likely serve as a road map for any such health care reform. At the same time, insurers will continue to face program hurdles such as evolving audit practices, and they may want to consider strategic investments to boost their integrated care capabilities and remain competitive.