Turnover Among New Medicare Advantage Enrollees May Be Greater Than Perceived
Enrollees who join Medicare Advantage undergo significant turnover in the years following enrollment.
Use of Diabetes Medications in Traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage
Medicare Advantage enrollees are more likely to be treated with metformin and sulfonylureas and less likely to receive costly newer medications than those in traditional Medicare.
Spending Variation Among ACOs in the Medicare Shared Savings Program
Analysis of spending differences among accountable care organizations (ACOs) may help identify cost savings opportunities. We examined the magnitude and sources of spending variation among ACOs over 4 years.
Physician Compensation Strategies and Quality of Care for Medicare Beneficiaries
Quality of care varies according to the compensation methods used in primary care, but the relationship between compensation methods and preventable hospital admissions is inconsistent.
High-Deductible Insurance: Two-Year Emergency Department and Hospital Use
High-deductible health plan members had sustained reductions in emergency department visits over 2 years but initial reductions in hospital utilization and costs were not sustained.
Quality Monitoring and Management in Commercial Health Plans
This survey of 252 HMOs found that almost all measure their performance on multiple indicators of quality and most use these data in quality improvement activities.
Incentive Formularies and Changes in Prescription Drug Spending
Evolving Dissatisfaction Among Primary Care Physicians
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