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Managed Medicare may help seniors avoid preventable hospitalizations through better coordination of care

Considering the war of words raging in the U.S. Congress over the presumed advantage wielded by Medicare Advantage plans over FFS Medicare, it’s worth examining the findings of a study by Jayasree Basu, PhD, MBA, senior economist at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in Rockville, MD, and Lee R. Mobley, PhD, of the Research Triangle Institute in Research Triangle Park, NC, that was published in October 2007 in Medical Care Research and Review.1