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Clinical Quality is Generally Better in Managed Care than in Traditional Fee-for-Service Care

Virtually every measure of preventive care is much higher for members in managed care plans than in traditional indemnity plans (CDC, OIG)

Inappropriate, often dangerous, care has a higher incidence in FFS systems than in managed care (HCFA)

Risk adjusted heart attack mortality rates were lower in managed care plans than traditional insurance (American Journal of Managed Care)

Medicare women with breast cancer in HMO’s have their cancer diagnosed at an earlier stage, and have better outcomes than those in traditional Medicare (JAMA)

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