Washington, D.C. – Better Medicare Alliance (BMA), the leading research and advocacy organization supporting Medicare Advantage, today released its new report entitled “Spotlight on Innovation: The Response to COVID-19.”
The report profiles 18 BMA Ally organizations to offer a first-of-its-kind look at the Medicare Advantage community’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, shining a light on success stories happening across the country. Together, its stories explain how Medicare Advantage’s flexible benefit design and value-based care empowered plans and providers to react quickly in the face of crisis.
“The coronavirus pandemic has acutely impacted the Medicare population – threatening seniors and those with disabilities. Amid the loss and loneliness of this outbreak, however, there is also encouraging news to be found,” said Allyson Y. Schwartz, President and CEO of the Better Medicare Alliance. “We are proud to present this report offering a close look at how the Medicare Advantage ecosystem of plans, providers, and community partners is working together in this time of crisis to protect beneficiaries. This collection of 18 stories only scratches the surface of the myriad ways our Ally organizations are bringing healing and help to those in need. We are committed to telling their stories and amplifying these innovative efforts to bring Medicare Advantage beneficiaries safely through this pandemic.”
Organizations profiled in BMA’s Spotlight on Innovation report include:
Alliance for Aging Research
Austin Regional Clinic
Meals on Wheels America
National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Coalition on Health Care
National Medical Association
SCAN Health Plan
Visiting Nurse Service of New York
ConcertoHealth Inc. is the leading provider of specialized primary care and supporting clinical services for vulnerable, frail and elderly patients. ConcertoHealth provides high-touch, individualized care for patients and also deploys “wraparound” clinical resources to extend the reach of primary care providers, operating exclusively in value-based agreements. The ConcertoHealth care model, elevated by Patient3D, improves overall health quality and outcomes for high-need patient populations. The ConcertoHealth care model is proven to reduce admissions by 30.3 percent and readmissions by 17.1 percent, benefitting patients, payers and their provider networks alike. The company is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California.