Fact Sheet
February 16, 2016

Chronic Care and Medicare Advantage

Medicare Advantage provides health care coverage to more than 17 million seniors and disabled beneficiaries in the United States, representing one third of Medicare-eligible individuals.

Health and economic experts warn that the increasing prevalence of chronic disease and the aging of the population present a growing crisis for the health care system. Medicare Advantage is at the forefront of developing and incentivizing innovative ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat complex chronic conditions in order to address these concerns and achieve better outcomes for beneficiaries.

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