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Why Enrollment in Private Medicare Plans Has Grown Despite Reduced Growth in Plan Payments

Medicare Advantage Responses to Payment Changes

Enrollment in Medicare Advantage plans has grown significantly since 2009, defying some predictions that the opposite would happen after Medicare began reining in payment rates for plans. According to a new Commonwealth Fund analysis by Stuart Guterman, Laura Skopec, and Stephen Zuckerman, Medicare Advantage plans responded to the lower growth in payments between 2009 and 2014 by controlling costs.

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