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ICYMI: Study Shows Medicare Advantage Is Better on Prevention January 28, 2015

A new study published in the journal Health Affairs shows that Medicare Advantage enrollees are more likely to experience preventive care visits than those in fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare. To assess the impact of the Affordable Care Act’s…

Infographic: 30 Years of Innovating To Improve Seniors’ Health January 27, 2015

Medicare Advantage is continually innovating to improve seniors’ health. Over the past 30 years, the program has driven high-quality, high-value care by incentivizing coordinated, evidenced-based care, and promoting preventive, home and community-based services. Download our latest…

Medicare Advantage Leads the Way on Value-based Payments January 27, 2015

Secretary Burwell’s announcement of a major initiative aimed at driving health care providers in Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) to adopt value-based care models is welcome news for beneficiaries, providers and the overall health care system. The…

Medicare Advantage: Leading the Way on Healthy Aging January 22, 2015

A new issue brief released today by the Better Medicare Alliance highlighted some important results: Medicare Advantage is showing improved rates of preventive care, care coordination and screening for our nation’s seniors, ensuring that they receive timely…

It’s Time To Focus on the Value of Medicare Advantage December 8, 2014

As a Democratic staffer in the Senate during the debate and passage of the Medicare Modernization Act in 2003, I was concerned about private plans getting more involved in Medicare. Why were we going to…

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