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Ep 51: Decoding Medicare Advantage and MCOs: Understanding the Coverage

Decoding Medicare Advantage and MCOs: Understanding the Coverage

You may have heard (or even said) that Medicare Advantage is great if you’re healthy but terrible if you’re sick. But why is that? This week on The Amplify OT Podcast, I’m sharing what Medicare Advantage is, why it’s popular, despite these claims, and how it has expanded into the Medicaid space with managed care organizations (MCOs).

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In this episode, I cover:

  • Benefits and barriers that come with Medicare Advantage plans.
  • The difference between traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage. 
  • Why managed care plans (MCOs) are popular, especially for governments. 
  • Current and proposed regulatory changes that affect these plans and us as practitioners. 

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