Medicare Advantage patients are more likely to be readmitted to the hospital for existing medical problems than participants in traditional Medicare, a new study has found.

According to a report published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, Medicare Advantage patients suffering from acute myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, and pneumonia were readmitted to hospitals because of those medical problems at slightly higher rates than patients served by traditional Medicare.

Learn more from the Annals of Internal Medicine study “Hospital Readmission Rates in Medicare Advantage and Traditional Medicare: A Retrospective Population-Based Analysis” and the Healthcare Dive article “MA patients’ readmission rates higher than traditional Medicare, study finds.”