Report: Medical Utilization in Plans that Integrate Long-Term Services and Supports

The Long-Term Quality Alliance (LTQA), with support from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, conducted a study comparing rates of medical utilization for members age 65 and older who need LTSS enrolled in plans integrating LTSS and medical care with rates for similar individuals in traditional (fee-for-service) Medicare.  The study obtained medical utilization data from five integrated plans in different parts of the U.S. and compared this observed data with predicted rates for similar populations enrolled in traditional Medicare.

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