• AcademyHealth: Advantage Medicare Advantage

    A long-standing and important question about Medicare Advantage (MA) is the extent to which outcomes for beneficiaries who enroll in participating private plans are due to selection or plan design and care management. In my latest post on the AcademyHealth blog, I consider a recent study relevant to this issue. Spoiler: MA looks pretty good.

    Go read it!




    • From one perspective, this result is somewhat unsettling. Absent a demonstration that the relative per capita frequency and intensity of ACS were equivalent for the under/over-treshold groups, the data can’t eliminate the possibility that the over-treshold participants received reimbursement-motivated, more attentive (better..) care..