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Medicare HMOs reduce utilization, researchers say

Medicare Advantage HMO enrollees did get more bypass grafts. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
Medicare Advantage HMO enrollees did get more bypass grafts. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Medicare Advantage health maintenance organization (HMO) plans might be succeeding at discouraging unnecessary use of medical care.

Bruce Landon, a researcher at Harvard Medical School, and other researchers make that argument in a paper published in Health Affairs, an academic journal that covers health care delivery and health care finance systems.

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