Better Medicare Alliance’s Center for Innovation in Medicare Advantage commissioned Milliman to analyze the value to the federal government, and indirectly to the taxpayer, of the Medicare Advantage (MA) program relative to Medicare fee-for-service (FFS). In addition to an executive summary, the report provides information on the following:
General background on the program
Estimating government value
Methodology and data sources.
This report was commissioned by Better Medicare Alliance’s Center for Innovation in Medicare Advantage
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Value to the federal government of Medicare Advantage
Each dollar spent by the government on MA provides beneficiaries with additional benefits and lower cost-sharing than they would otherwise receive under FFS.