Bloomberg Law
Jan. 15, 2021, 10:14 PM

Private Medicare Plans Will See Nearly 4.1% Rate Hike in 2022

Tony Pugh
Tony Pugh

The private Medicare Advantage health plans that provide program benefits for roughly 27 million beneficiaries will see a nearly 4.1% revenue increase in 2022 under final payment rates announced Friday by the Trump administration.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services originally proposed a 2.8% increase.

The rate hike reflects methodological changes in “Medicare Advantage Capitation Rates and Part C and Part D Payment Policies” by the CMS.

Enrollment in the 4,800-plus private Medicare Advantage plans is expected grow by 2.5 million in 2021 to a record 26.9 million people, or 42% of Medicare enrollees, the CMS estimates.

The CMS ...