AHIP: Medicare Advantage reduces preventable hospital readmissions

07/29/2010 | Modern Healthcare (free registration)

Medicare Advantage plans have lower preventable hospital readmissions than fee-for-service Medicare, according to data from America's Health Insurance Plans. AHIP CEO Karen Ignagni said the plans are "smoothing the patient transition from hospital to the home" and achieving goals outlined in the health reform law to reduce readmissions.

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