Medicare Advantage: Where collaboration gives seniors the right care, at the right time
JANUARY 06, 2015
Medicare Advantage is providing better quality at lower costs for more than 18 million seniors and persons with disabilities. This is a program that works, and serves as an example of the type of collaboration and care coordination that is absent in traditional fee-for-service Medicare which leads to better quality, improved population health results, and lower costs for seniors.
What is a major key to the success of Medicare Advantage? A partnership between health plans and providers to deliver the right care, at the right time for seniors.
This is just one example of how the Medicare Advantage program delivers higher-quality care, better health outcomes, and broader coverage than traditional Medicare.
For more proof demonstrating the value of Medicare Advantage, look to a 2013 Health Affairs study that finds Medicare Advantage plans’ performance measures for breast cancer screening, diabetes care, and cholesterol testing for cardiovascular were consistently better compared to traditional Medicare.
Cuts to the Medicare Advantage program put these benefits and outcomes at risk. For this reason, the Coalition for Medicare Choices and its more than 2 million seniors continue to fight for the Medicare Advantage coverage that they rely on.