RATES OF CARDIOVASCULAR PROCEDURES DIFFER FOR MEDICARE ADVANTAGE VS. FEE-FOR-SERVICE PATIENTS

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The Medicare program has different financial incentives. Under Medicare Fee-for-Service, patients are billed for each individual procedure they undergo. Under Medicare Advantage, have an annual fixed amount per person to help pay for their medical care. A new study compared whether these two programs have differences in the rates of cardiovascular procedures over a 12 state region. Catherine Dolf has more in this week's JAMA Report.

 

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