Inovalon: Very poor, very sick elderly do worse in Medicare programs due to circumstances

Study by Medicare-Medicaid insurers say CMS cannot expect same healthcare results as for those from better environments. If you are very, very poor and very, very sick – as are most Americans known as “dual eligibles” by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services – you are likely to fair worse than others being treated with the same level of care by Medicare healthcare providers. This is the conclusion from a study funded by a healthcare technology company and the Special Needs Plan (SNP) Alliance, a group of companies that offer Medicare-Medicaid insurance plans.

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