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Value-based MA plans have better outcomes than Medicare: Optum

Posted On: Feb. 20, 2023 10:04 AM CST

Value-based models in Medicare Advantage achieve better patient outcomes and more efficient care compared to traditional Medicare, according to a recent study from Optum, reports Fierce Healthcare. The researchers found that the MA model produced better outcomes and greater efficiency across all eight metrics studied, including admissions for certain diseases, avoidable emergency department visits and readmissions.