• According to a new study, Medicare Advantage (MA) beneficiaries get better care at a lower cost than those enrolled in Fee-for-Service (FFS).  The report, produced by Better Medicare Alliance, analyzed two large national samples of MA and FFS Medicare beneficiaries who were enrolled throughout 2015 and who had chronic conditions such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes. The […]

  • For health care systems, the benefits of entering the Medicare Advantage (MA) market—the private version of the US government’s Medicare program for the elderly—can be substantial. But the performance of those that have made the move thus far has been highly variable.

  • In recent years, a growing number of health care systems have looked for new growth by entering the health insurance business. That is especially true in the fast-expanding Medicare Advantage (MA) market, where health systems have been entering at unprecedented rates, seeking diversified revenue streams, higher profit margins, and opportunities to capture more of the value from care initiatives that improve patient health and reduce costs.