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

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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