Medicare Advantage members receive higher quality of care
Consider a Medicare Advantage Plan if you are interested in a higher quality of care. According to a new analysis of publicly available AHRQ data released October 1, 2009 by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), seniors in Medicare Advantage Plans spent fewer days in a hospital, were subject to fewer hospital re-admissions, and were less likely to have “potentially avoidable” admissions for a host of chronic conditions.
Medicare Advantage Plans include many value added benefits including preventative services, such as;
- Annual physicals
- Colorectal screening
- Pap smears
- Prostate cancer screening
- Cardiovascular disease testing
These preventative services play a large role in staying healthy and diagnosing symptoms early, which can lead to a higher quality of care.