Value-based care can drive down acute care episodes such as hospitalizations and emergency room visits among Medicare Advantage (MA) beneficiaries, a new study shows, writes Fierce Healthcare. The research, published in JAMA Network Open, found MA members treated by doctors in advanced value-based care models saw 5.6% fewer hospitalizations and 13.4% fewer emergency department visits compared to those treated in fee-for-service arrangements. These findings suggest that organizations engaging in advanced value-based payment models in MA deliver differential outcomes to the MA beneficiaries under their care.
- Fierce Healthcare: https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/payers/study-value-based-care-drives-down-hospitalizations-er-visits-medicare-advantage
- Analysis of Value-Based Payment and Acute Care Use Among Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries. JAMA Network Open. March 17 2022.