CMS Releases First Report on Racial and Ethnic Minorities Served by Medicare Advantage

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of Minority Health released data detailing the quality of care received by people with Medicare Advantage by racial or ethnic group. (HomeCare)

A report outlining this data shows that Asians and Pacific Islanders receive similar or better medical care compared to Caucasian people. However, the report also discussed the discovery that African-American and Hispanic people received similar or worse medical care than their white counterparts. (HealthPayerIntelligence)

Despite advances in healthcare access, increases in spending, and improvements in quality over the last decade, there is well-documented evidence that members of racial and ethnic minority groups continue to experience worse health outcomes, CMS said. (Healthcare Finance)

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