Medicare Advantage: What Is Changing For Beneficiaries with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) in 2021?
- Category: Senior Markets
- Published: Friday, 29 May 2020
- Written by Rebekah Williams
ESRD, or kidney failure, affects more than 500,000 Medicare beneficiaries. These individuals are not currently eligible to enroll in the MA program but may be covered by an MA plan if they developed ESRD after enrollment or were grandfathered through employer-sponsored coverage. Currently, 130,000 people with ESRD, or 25% of this population on Medicare, have coverage through an MA plan.