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Medicare Advantage and Quality of Care

Recorded on June 29, 2011

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A panel of experts provide an overview of the latest research on Medicare Advantage, specifically revealing how hospital readmission rates are lower and overall quality is higher than traditional fee-for-service Medicare.

Handouts:

- Presentation by Jeff Lemieux of America’s Health Insurance Plans: Medicare Advantage Patients Utilize Hospitals Less than Medicare FFS Enrollees

- Presentation by Mark Shepard of Harvard University: Comparing Quality in Medicare FFS and Medicare Advantage

Presenters:

Robert Moffitt
The Heritage Foundation
Senior Fellow
Center for Policy Innovation

Jeff Lemieux
America’s Health Insurance Plans
Senior Vice President
Center for Policy and Research

Mark Shepard
Harvard University
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Economics