Between 2011 and 2014, readmission rates were higher for patients in Medicare Advantage (MA) than for their peers in traditional Medicare plans, a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds, writes Healthcare Dive.
Researchers analyzed 4.3 million readmissions for Medicare patients and found higher rates in MA for three conditions: acute myocardial infarction (AMI)(17.2% versus 16.9%), congestive heart failure (CHF) (21.7% versus 21.4%), and pneumonia (16.5% versus 16.0%).
- Healthcare Dive: https://www.healthcaredive.com/news/ma-patients-readmission-rates-higher-than-traditional-medicare-study-find/557694/
- Hospital Readmission Rates in Medicare Advantage and Traditional Medicare: A Retrospective Population-Based Analysis. Annals of Internal Medicine. 25 June 2019