Created as part of the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003, Medicare Advantage special needs plans (SNPs) have been in operation since 2006. SNPs are a specific type of Medicare Advantage plan that serve Medicare beneficiaries with complex conditions and needs. Plans must offer the full-continuum of Medicare benefits, including Part A, Part B, and Part D. In addition, plans must offer supplemental benefits and develop a model of care specific to the beneficiaries being served. On February 9, 2018, Congress authorized permanent continuation of the SNP program, with additional care management requirements. This report examines the current SNP landscape . . .
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