Navigation Links
Fixed payments not a barrier to quality of care in HMOs, study finds
Date:7/8/2013

he said. "Now, our data suggest that both quality and patient experiences are higher in Medicare Advantage."

Looking more closely into the different kinds of HMOs, the team found that older, larger, not-for-profit HMOs ranked higher on all measures than smaller, newer, for-profit ones. In fact, when it came to vaccinations and ratings of specialists, the traditional fee-for-service plans ranked higher than the newer, smaller, for-profit HMOs.

One possible explanation for these findings, the authors note in the paper, is that the highly integrated systems characteristic of these older more established health plans may have offset any potential financial incentives to restrict care.

"These findings suggest that, at least for these particular services, managed care does not appear to compromise care," said Ayanian. "The caveat is that we looked at an important but limited set of services. There may be other aspects of care not publicly reported where HMOs are not performing as well."

"As the Medicare Advantage program has expanded, it is important to see what is being bought compared with the traditional Medicare program," said Newhouse, who is a professor of health care policy at HMS and the John D. MacArthur Professor of Health Policy and Management at Harvard University. "With Medicare dollars increasingly constrained by the Affordable Care Act, getting the best value for what we spend becomes ever more critical."


'/>"/>

Contact: Katie DuBoff
katie_duboff@hms.harvard.edu
617-432-3038
Harvard Medical School
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Telesoft Publishes New Whitepaper – Fixed Services: The Forgotten Expense
2. Revolutionary Teeth in One Day Fixed Bridge Offered by Midtown Dentistry
3. How some prostate tumors resist treatment -- and how it might be fixed
4. Sending Real-Money Stipend Payments, a Critical Piece of the Clinical Trial Puzzle at DIA 2013
5. Orbograph Announces Educational Healthcare Payments White Paper on Reassociating EFT/ACH Payments to ERA’s in 2014
6. linked2pay Adds Mobile App for Credit Card and ACH Payments
7. Growth in Medical Payments per Claim in Pennsylvania Slowed in 2010 Due to Prices and Utilization of Nonhospital Services, Says New WCRI Study
8. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Publishes Congressional Testimony Regarding Rise in Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Payments in United States
9. Cost Per Workers’ Compensation Claim Rising In Indiana As Payments for Medical Care Increase, Says New WCRI Study
10. Study suggests eliminating Medicare consultation payments associated with a net increase in spending
11. Revised geographic adjustments could improve accuracy of Medicare payments, will not solve access, quality problems
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/20/2014)... September 21, 2014 Diabetes Protocol ... Pullman that is helping thousands of people learn how ... without shots, pills, or prescriptions has caught the attention ... “There are currently tens of millions of people in ... and Type 2 diabetes, and unfortunately, big pharma makes ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... The Villa Group announced today that ... San Lucas, Villa La Estancia and Villa del Arco, ... plans to welcome guests back to the properties by ... all members and guests of the Villa Group’s Los ... effort with government authorities. , Hurricane Odile struck ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... Ticket Down is a reputable source ... popular ticket exchange is offering their customer appreciation promo code ... next step in the entertainment business. The 21-year-old from Boca ... and entertainment business, but is closing in on “Pop Diva” ... album, will hit the road next year on the “Honeymoon ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... 20, 2014 Lifeinsurancequoteterm.net has released ... no medical exam life insurance plan provides for vulnerable ... family members should be a top priority for every ... insurance without taking medical examinations and visiting a doctor. ... medical examinations will provide coverage up to $300,000, but ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... Ticket Down is a reputable source for ... “Honeymoon Tour.” This well-known ticket exchange is offering their ... early 2015, fans will have a chance to see one ... Twenty-one-year-old Ariana Grande will hit the road in February 2015 ... cities across the United States and Canada. Grande, the singer ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Diabetes Protocol: Review Exposes Kenneth Pullman’s Breakthrough Discovery About Diabetes Management 2Health News:Villa Group Resorts in Cabo Largely Unharmed, Plan to Re-open Early October 2Health News:Ariana Grande Tickets in Chicago/Rosemont, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Saint Paul, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Oklahoma City Go On Sale Today 2Health News:Ariana Grande Tickets in Chicago/Rosemont, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Saint Paul, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Oklahoma City Go On Sale Today 3Health News:No Medical Exam Life Insurance Provides Financial Protection for Families 2Health News:Ariana Grande Tickets in New York, Philadelphia, Orlando, Fairfax, Worcester, Toronto, Uncasville, Detroit, Miami, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Atlanta On Sale Today 2Health News:Ariana Grande Tickets in New York, Philadelphia, Orlando, Fairfax, Worcester, Toronto, Uncasville, Detroit, Miami, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Atlanta On Sale Today 3
... , , NEW YORK, Dec. 21 ... announce that its director, Diane E. Meier, MD , a ... HELP Committee. , As one of four 2009-2010 Health and ... directly participate in the policymaking process at the Federal level. The ...
... , ADA, Mich., Dec. 21 Amway Global and Disson Skating ... to air on NBC. Amway Global Improv-Ice is a special competition ... figure skating superstars by having them skate on the fly to ... and with that will come great entertainment for viewers to enjoy ...
... , AVENTURA, Fla., Dec. 21 Cinergy Health ... for the consumer market, expressed its concern for the ongoing healthcare ... , "While the Senate and House healthcare bills are far from ... expanding access to affordable health coverage for all Americans," said ...
... levels that could cause hearing loss , MONDAY, Dec. 21 ... or other music player this holiday season, consider a bonus ... to one-half or two-thirds of the actual maximum. , That,s ... warn that sound over 85 decibels -- well short of ...
... ... Longevity? , ... December 21, 2009 -- Medical breakthroughs and technological advances – in combination with healthy ... Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging . These and other positive trends will have ...
... RATON, Fla., Dec. 21 Flipping for Phonics(TM), the proven ... adults, has teamed up with Fisher House® to donate Flipping ... of $10,000 - to the children of military families at ... to make the holidays a bit brighter, children currently residing ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Center to Advance Palliative Care Director and MacArthur Recipient, Diane E. Meier, MD, Accepts Fellowship Post With Senate HELP Committee 2Health News:Amway Global Improv-Ice Provides Christmas Day Entertainment 2Health News:Amway Global Improv-Ice Provides Christmas Day Entertainment 3Health News:Cinergy Health Commentary on Senate Healthcare Vote 2Health News:Aging Institute Reveals 2010 Trends 2Health News:Aging Institute Reveals 2010 Trends 3Health News:Flipping for Phonics(TM) Helps Spread Cheer To Military Families In Fisher Houses(R) This Holiday Season 2Health News:Flipping for Phonics(TM) Helps Spread Cheer To Military Families In Fisher Houses(R) This Holiday Season 3
(Date:9/19/2014)... Sept. 19, 2014 Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc. ... data for its lead candidate ITCA 650 (continuous subcutaneous ... high baseline HbA1c levels at the 50 th ... of Diabetes (EASD). Data from the open-label, phase 3 ... blood sugar in patients with poorly controlled type 2 ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... and CAMBRIDGE, Mass. ... Inc. (PGDx), a provider of advanced cancer ... Medicines , a leader in discovering and developing ... today disclosed the first-ever comprehensive genomic study of ... deadly cancer of the female reproductive system, also ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... -- PCI is pleased to announce it has acquired ... provider of Clinical Trial Services and Temperature Controlled ... in the United Kingdom ... in the UK/EU to support global investigational studies ... distribution capacity, as well as consultative services for ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Intarcia Announces Presentation of Phase 3 Data at EASD Showing ITCA 650 Markedly Reduces Blood Sugar In Patients With Poorly Controlled Type 2 Diabetes 2Intarcia Announces Presentation of Phase 3 Data at EASD Showing ITCA 650 Markedly Reduces Blood Sugar In Patients With Poorly Controlled Type 2 Diabetes 3Intarcia Announces Presentation of Phase 3 Data at EASD Showing ITCA 650 Markedly Reduces Blood Sugar In Patients With Poorly Controlled Type 2 Diabetes 4First Discovery Of Actionable Genetic Alterations In A Deadly Cancer Reported By Personal Genome Diagnostics And Blueprint Medicines 2First Discovery Of Actionable Genetic Alterations In A Deadly Cancer Reported By Personal Genome Diagnostics And Blueprint Medicines 3First Discovery Of Actionable Genetic Alterations In A Deadly Cancer Reported By Personal Genome Diagnostics And Blueprint Medicines 4PCI Announces Acquisition Of Biotec 2PCI Announces Acquisition Of Biotec 3PCI Announces Acquisition Of Biotec 4PCI Announces Acquisition Of Biotec 5PCI Announces Acquisition Of Biotec 6
The D.O.R.C. CryoStar is the smart cryosurgical system that combines optimal performance with state-of-the-art automation. simple for O.R. staff to operate and maintain throughout every procedure....
Eftiar® offers the vitreoretinal surgeon a temporary tamponade for efficient re-attachment of the retina, release of subretinal fluid, dissection of fibro-vascular proliferation and controlling r...
Red Rubber Robinson Catheters (Latex)...
Silver Foley Catheter 3-way...
Medicine Products: