April 04, 2024

CMS Releases 2025 Medicare Advantage Rate Announcement

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2025 Medicare Advantage (MA) Rate Announcement April 1. The federal government is projected to pay between $500 and $600 billion in Medicare Advantage payments in 2025, about a 3.7% increase from 2024. The Rate Announcement complements policies in the 2025 MA and Part D proposed rule that would strengthen protections for the millions of people who rely on MA and Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage.

CMS said its goals for MA and Part D mirror the agency’s visions for all programs: to advance health equity; drive comprehensive, person-centered care; and promote affordability and the sustainability of the Medicare program.

More information can be found in CMS’s fact sheet.

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