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Rates of Cardiovascular Procedures Differ for Medicare Fee-For-Service and Medicare Advantage Patients, and Vary by Location

The JAMA Report

The Medicare program has different financial incentives. Under Medicare Fee-for-Service, patients are billed for each individual procedure they undergo. Under Medicare Advantage, patients 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 rates of cardiovascular procedures in 12 U.S. states. Catherine Dolf has more in this week’s JAMA Report.