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Analysis of Value-Based Payment and Acute Care Use Among Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries

By: Suhas Gondi, BA; Yong Li, PhD; Dana Drzayich Antol, MS; Emily Boudreau, MPhil; William H. Shrank, MD, MSHS; Brian W. Powers, MD, MBA

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Medicare is increasingly shifting from fee-for-service reimbursement toward value-based models that reward improving quality and controlling spending.1 While researchers have evaluated these models in traditional Medicare,2 less is known about value-based models in Medicare Advantage (MA), despite greater penetration of value-based payment in MA1 and continued growth of the MA program.3 In this study, we examined the association between value-based payment and acute care use in a national population of MA beneficiaries.

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