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Kidney disease patients shifting to Medicare Advantage after 2021 coverage change

Posted On: Mar. 20, 2023 10:00 AM CST

Beneficiaries with end-stage renal disease are increasingly shifting from Medicare fee-for-service to Medicare Advantage, leading more Medicare Advantage plans to form value-based arrangements with kidney care management companies, finds an analysis by Avalere Health, Healthpayer Intelligence reports. A provision under the 21st Century Cures Act that went into effect on January 1, 2021, made all Medicare beneficiaries with ESRD eligible to enroll in Medicare Advantage plans.