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Medicare Advantage Enrollment Period is Great Opportunity for Active Choosers February 28, 2019

Have you heard about the new opportunity to switch your Medicare Advantage plan in 2019?  If your current plan is not satisfactory to you, read on to learn more about the new Medicare Advantage Open…

Uptake of New Medicare Advantage Supplemental Benefits in 2019 December 7, 2018

Medicare Advantage (MA) plans must provide coverage for all benefits that are covered by traditional fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare. However, they may also offer extra, supplemental benefits that are not covered by FFS Medicare, such as…

Avalere Research at a Glance: Medicare Advantage Delivers Better Outcomes for Chronically Ill Low-Income Beneficiaries August 3, 2018

  Medicare Advantage health plans specialize in caring for some of the fastest growing and most clinically complex populations, dually-eligible beneficiaries and those managing multiple chronic conditions. New research conducted by Avalere found dually-eligible beneficiaries in Medicare…

Research at a Glance: Medicare Advantage Achieves Better Outcomes for Beneficiaries with Chronic Conditions Relative to Traditional Fee-for-Service Medicare July 27, 2018

To date, there have been few comprehensive analyses of the outcomes achieved in Medicare Advantage compared to Traditional Fee-for-Service (FFS) Medicare. New research conducted by Avalere is changing that. Researchers found Medicare Advantage beneficiaries with…

Research at a Glance: Demographic Characteristics of Chronically Ill Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries Relative to Traditional Fee-For-Service Medicare July 20, 2018

It’s critical for policymakers to have demographic information on Medicare utilization, cost, and outcomes, given that the majority of Medicare spending is on beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions. Last week Avalere released a new report…

Research at a Glance: A Comparative Overview of Medicare Advantage and Traditional Fee-For-Service Medicare July 11, 2018

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Medicare will spend more than a trillion dollars by 2022, half of which will be spent on just 15 percent of beneficiaries. That 15 percent…

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