Analysis of Trends in Characteristics of Rural Beneficiaries Enrolling in Medicare Advantage Plans
This study will compare characteristics of rural and urban beneficiaries enrolling in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, including their age, health status, income, and race/ethnicity. We will analyze the consequences of increasing use, promoted by policy choices, of a market-based approach in the Medicare program.
Anticipated completion date:
Medicare Advantage Enrollment Update 2017
RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
Reports on the percentage of rural Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans and other prepaid enrollment plans. Compares national and rural MA enrollment, and variability by state.