Medicare Trustees: COVID-19 Deaths, More Duals In MA Lowered Part A Spending

By Michelle M. Stein / March 31, 2023 at 8:14 PM
The Medicare Trustees Report unveiled Friday (March 31) pushes the insolvency date for the trust fund to 2031 -- similar to what the actuary projected earlier this month, and two years earlier than the Congressional Budget Office’s 2033 projection -- and pointed in part to lower Part A spending due to the movement of dually eligible beneficiaries to Medicare Advantage, lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the movement of joint replacements to outpatient settings. While some said the extension...

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