Study explores utilization under MA, traditional Medicare

12/11/2012 | National Underwriter Life & Health

Researchers have found evidence to suggest that Medicare Advantage plans may be reducing unnecessary medical care, according to a report in the journal Health Affairs, and the study found some indication that care for MA beneficiaries may be more closely aligned with clinical best practices guidelines. The study looked at data from 2003 through 2009, comparing MA claims with claims from beneficiaries of traditional Medicare defined benefit plans.

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