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Patients’ Readmission Rates Higher For Medicare Advantage Than Traditional Medicare Study Finds

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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%).

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