Creating—and sustaining—the innovation that is Medicare

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies are working to ensure that Medicare continues to modernize so it can remain successful for generations to come. BCBS companies provide coordinated, patient-centered care for millions of Medicare beneficiaries.

BCBS companies cover 3.2 million beneficiaries in the MEDICARE ADVANTAGE program.

Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 2018.

1.5 million beneficiaries access affordable prescriptions through BCBS MEDICARE Part D coverage.

Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 2018.  

4.1 million beneficiaries are protected by BCBS coverage in the MEDIGAP/MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT program.

Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 2018.

WE SUPPORT FOUR STRATEGIES TO STRENGTHEN MEDICARE'S PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS TO IMPROVE QUALITY AND EXPAND CHOICE

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SUPPORT FLEXIBILITY

Allow more flexibility in benefits to better address chronic disease and improve care.

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IMPROVE QUALITY

Emphasize greater care coordination and improvements in patient health.

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PROMOTE CHOICE

Provide affordable coverage options and decision-making tools that meet the healthcare needs of enrollees.

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MODERNIZE MEDICARE

Use new technologies and expand payment based on quality, not quantity, of services.

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BCBS companies are supporting Medicare beneficiaries through Medicare Advantage.
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