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A Closer Look: Kaiser Family Foundation Analysis of Costs in MA June 10, 2019

James Michel Last month, the Kaiser Family Foundation released a report examining differences in government spending on Medicare beneficiaries who switched out of original fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare and into Medicare Advantage (MA) and those who…

The Wheels for Meal Delivering Service in Medicare Advantage March 1, 2019

Lucy Theilheimer, Chief Strategy and Impact Officer Meals on Wheels America The reality is, nearly nine million seniors face the threat of hunger every day and 8 out of 10 food insecure and/or physically-impaired seniors…

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…

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