Medicare Advantage and the Impact of Medicare HMOs on Inpatient Utilization

Vol. X, No. 9
October 2007

Do Medicare Advantage plans use health care resources efficiently? Glenn Melnick, Ph.D., and colleagues examined the differences in hospital utilization for Medicare FFS and Medicare risk HMO enrollees and found that HMOs decrease inpatient utilization for Medicare enrollees. Learn more in the HCFO Findings Brief.