Medicare Advantage: Providing High-Quality Care To Medicare Beneficiaries

posted by AHIP

on November 29, 2016

Medicare Advantage Provides Higher-Quality Care

What Is Medicare Advantage? Medicare Advantage is the part of the Medicare program through which private health plans provide comprehensive medical coverage to seniors and individuals with disabilities.

Over 17 million Americans, or 30% of all Medicare beneficiaries, have chosen to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan because of the higher-quality care and additional benefits these plans provide.

What Does the Research Show?

Peer-reviewed research demonstrates Medicare Advantage plans are more effective than fee-for-service Medicare at addressing critical patient care issues such as reducing preventable hospital readmissions, increasing primary care visits, and managing chronic illnesses.

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