The MedPAC 2023 Data Book Has Been Released

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) recently published its annual data book with information on Medicare spending – including Medicare Advantage (Part C) – prescription drugs, alternative payment models, acute care, and post-acute care, as well as demographic info that includes rural beneficiaries. Per the data book, 18 percent of the Medicare population is in rural areas, and Medicare Part C enrollment grew from just 26 percent in 2011 to 49 percent in 2022.