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Modern Healthcare: Medicare Advantage has little impact on traditional Medicare spending

The policy implications of so-called “spillover” effects aren’t clear yet because more research is needed. MedPAC’s study concluded that the size of the spillover effects are too small to change its prior conclusion that Advantage plans result in higher Medicare spending in some markets and lower Medicare spending in other markets.

“This analysis should not be construed as an indictment of MA plan effects. What it’s really saying is that provider level effects are not driving the spillovers,” said Dr. Amol Navathe, a MedPAC member.”

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