Data analyzed from 2013 on quality, outcomes and cost measures from Humana’s accountable care organization programs for about one million Medicare Advantage members shows a number of measureable improvements, according to the insurer.

Humana compared the measures of ACO patients with members treated in the traditional Medicare Advantage fee-for-service and original Medicare programs. Results show that ACO providers under a value-based reimbursement model had an average HEDIS Star score of 4.25 compared with providers not in an ACO, who averaged 3.65.

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