The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is offering new flexibilities to Medicare Advantage plans to provide supplemental benefits that address long-term services and supports needs and social determinants of health among their members. Yet, limited information is available about the extent to which plans have provided or plan to provide these expanded benefits. Furthermore, Medicaid managed care plans may be concurrently offering similar benefits to Medicaid beneficiaries. This potential duplication is particularly relevant for dual eligible beneficiaries accessing services from Medicare and Medicaid managed care plans.
This report synthesizes information gathered from an environmental scan and case studies to provide an overview of early implementation of the expanded supplemental benefits. The research was conducted under a contract between the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and RTI International, under which CHCS contributed.