Research Alert: September 19, 2017

Medicare Advantage Enrollment Update 2017

Enrollment in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, measured either as an overall count or as a proportion of eligible Medicare beneficiaries continues to climb with one in three Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in an MA plan in March 2017. Among non-metropolitan enrollees, nearly one in four (23.5%) beneficiaries is enrolled in an MA plan. The majority of all MA enrollees are in HMO plans but that is largely driven by metropolitan enrollees. The majority of non-metropolitan MA enrollees are in Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plans, either local PPOs (38.5%) or regional PPOs (17.7%).

Contact Information:

Keith J. Mueller, PhD
RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
Phone: 319.384.1503

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