When spreading the cost of the targeted non-emergent medical transportation services benefit across all enrollees in an MA plan, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s analysis projects that the added aggregate average cost across all MA enrollees would be $1.75 PBPM. Therefore, offsetting the cost of the targeted non-emergent medical transportation benefit would require a 2 percent reduction in the value of other supplemental benefits that are offered to all MA enrollees. If the provision of non-emergent medical transportation for a targeted set of beneficiaries resulted in reductions in acute care service volume that reduced Medicare Part A/B spending, then the necessary reduction in the value of other supplemental benefits (that are available to all enrollees) would be even smaller, if any supplemental benefit reduction would be needed at all.
FocusCost EffectivenessReduced Hospital Stays or ER TripsSpecial Populations (children, elderly, disabled)
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