BMA Event

Twitter Chat: #ValueofMA

 

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Twitter Chat  

Hashtag: #ValueofMA   
 
Date: August 8, 2018   
 
Time: 1:00 pm EST  
 
Duration: 60 minutes

The topic of our Twitter chat is BMA sponsored Avalere report: Medicare Advantage Achieves Cost-Effective Care and Better Outcomes for Beneficiaries with Chronic Conditions Relative to Fee-for-Service Medicare.  Join us to analyze the report and give reasons why MA drives us to better care, better quality and better cost.   

Host: 

Christie Teigland

VICE PRESIDENT, AVALERE HEALTH 

James Michel 

BMA, DIRECTOR OF POLICY

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Key findings:  

Medicare Advantage Has More Beneficiaries with Significant Clinical and Social Risk Factors 

While the Medicare Advantage and FFS Medicare study populations had similar demographic profiles, Medicare Advantage had a higher proportion of beneficiaries with clinical and social risk factors shown to affect outcomes and cost than FFS Medicare. 

Compared to FFS Medicare, Medicare Advantage beneficiaries had: 

64% 

15% 

57% 

16% 

Higher likelihood of enrolling in Medicare due to disability 

Higher likelihood of being dual-eligible/low-income 

Higher rate of serious mental illness 

Higher rate of alcohol/drug/substance abuse 

  

Medicare Advantage Chronically Ill Beneficiaries Experience Better Health Outcomes 

Despite a higher proportion of risk factors, Medicare Advantage beneficiaries with chronic conditions experienced lower utilization of high-cost services, higher rates of preventive tests and screenings, and better outcomes. 

Compared to FFS Medicare, Medicare Advantage achieved: 

23% 

33% 

29% 

13% 

5% 

Fewer inpatient hospital stays 

Fewer emergency room visits 

Lower rate of potentially avoidable hospitalizations 

Higherrate of LDL testing 

Higher rate of breast cancer screening 

 

Find full report here.