The new healthcare reform legislation is not only expanding healthcare coverage, but it is also addressing the quality of medical treatment. The U.S. Health and Human Services Department will have two years to set penalties on hospitals that have high readmission rates. To reduce readmission rates, hospitals will have to upgrade the level of care they provide.
According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage Plans already have fewer hospital readmissions, and are less likely to have“potentially avoidable” hospital admissions.They also spendfewer days inthe hospital than seniors with the original Medicare coverage.
You can review the available Medicare Advantage Plans, and arrange for a no-cost consultation with our friendly experts atMediGap Advisors. Just call Carol at 866-323-1441, or visit us online. We have evening and weekend appointment times available to answer your questions about the benefits of Medicare Advantage Plans and Medicare Supplemental Plans.
While both Medicare Advantage and Supplemental Plans offer additional benefits over the original Medicare, you don’t need both types of plans. Our expert advisors can explain the differences between these plans, and help you determine which type of plan will best meet your needs.
Wiley Long is founder and president of Medigap Advisors, and is passionate about helping people navigate the confusing waters of Medicare. He is the author of The Medicare Playbook: Designing Your Successful Health Coverage Strategy, a clear and simple explanation so you can make the most of your Medicare coverage. For more information visit www.MediGapAdvisors.com.