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A study of hospital readmission: Medicare Advantage vs. fee-for-service

November 16, 2012HME News Staff

ROCKVILLE, Md. - After adjusting for risk and controlling for self-selection, Medicare Advantage patients have a “substantially higher” likelihood of readmission within 30 days of discharge than fee-for-service patients, according to a study by researchers at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Before making adjustments, Medicare Advantage patients were found to have a slightly lower likelihood of hospital readmission than fee-for-service patients; however, the report...

AHRC, fee-for-service, hospital readmission, Medicare Advantage


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