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Study Cites Medicare Advantage Plans Outperform Medicare Fee-For-Service Plans
Date:9/15/2009

ueprint for achieving better delivery, improved outcomes, and lower costs in the Medicare program," said John D. Bennett, president and CEO, CDPHP. "Our members who face the daily challenges of living with a chronic condition would prefer to receive good preventive care that keeps them healthy and out of the hospital. These results confirm what we see every day-- that our investment in better care results in happier patients and better outcomes."

In addition to a comprehensive care coordination and case management program, CDPHP believes in the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model of care and is in the midst of a 30-month PCMH initiative with three of its largest Capital Region practices.

The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) is a Washington-based membership organization of 19 non-profit, community-based, and regional health plans and provider organizations from across the country. These plans are similar to CDPHP because they all focus on improving the health of the communities they serve through integrated and coordinated care delivery.

"ACHP commissioned this report in response to issues raised by Congress, the Obama Administration and the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)," said Patricia Smith, president and CEO of ACHP. "There is a broadly shared concern that hospitalization rates are too high and that a lack of coordination is the cause. Our goal for this report is to provide guideposts for Congress as they write health reform legislation, and to work in partnership to establish sensible market incentives that will lead to coordinated, integrated care as well as continuous patient engagement."

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