Medicare’s Financing Challenges and Options to Address Them
May 16, 2023 | Noon to 1:30 p.m. EDT | USQS CE Available
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ABOUT THIS WEBINAR
Even with the improvements to Medicare solvency projected in the 2023 Medicare Trustees Report, the Medicare program faces both short- and long-term financing challenges. Medicare’s Hospital Insurance Trust Fund is expected to be depleted within the next decade. In addition, Medicare spending on the whole is increasing as a share of the economy.
In this webinar, the chief actuary for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will provide an overview of the trustees report findings and highlight the challenges to the program’s solvency and sustainability. Next, panelists will discuss a range of possible options to address those challenges, including those that can be implemented in the near term as well as longer-term structural changes.
- Paul Spitalnic, MAAA, ASA
Chief Actuary, Office of the Actuary, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
- Bowen Garrett, Ph.D.
Senior Health Fellow, Urban Institute
- James Mathews, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)
- Marilyn Serafini, MA
Executive Director, Health Program, Bipartisan Policy Center
- Cori Uccello, MAAA, FSA, FCA, MPP
Senior Health Fellow, American Academy of Actuaries
The American Academy of Actuaries believes in good faith that attendance at this live webinar constitutes an organized activity as defined under the current Qualification Standards for Actuaries Issuing Statements of Actuarial Opinion in the United States, and that attendees may earn up to 1.8 organized continuing education (CE) credits for attending this live webinar.