Mike Adelberg discussed how Medicare Advantage (MA) plans may implement additional supplemental benefits for the chronically ill in 2020. In the Inside Health Policy article, Adelberg gave an example of how poverty may fit under the expanded value-based insurance design (VBID) model.
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“Outside of VBID, poverty cannot be basis for a benefit, but if the basis for the SSBCI benefit is diabetes then presumably you can assign more services under SSBCI for a poor person."Mike Adelberg, inside Health POlicy