About the Medicare Data Hub
A major lever for innovation and reform, Medicare plays an outsize role in the U.S. health care system. The program is the nation’s largest payer of health care services, is a major source of support for medical education and rural providers and serves as the testing ground for innovative payment models. Medicare payment policy often sets a benchmark for the commercial market, and it is often held up as a possible model for universal coverage.
We are launching the Medicare Data Hub with an initial focus on information pertinent to the annual Medicare Open Enrollment Period — October 15 through December 7, 2020 — including information on the availability, costs, and benefits of private Medicare plans. To learn about our data sources and methods, click here. Future updates will feature data and analysis on broader Medicare trends and performance.