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In this section of the Transition to Medicare report we invite you to explore quality through measures of hospitalization and other complications, among patients making their initial transition into Medicare. 

Below, we highlight some findings to get you started exploring this topic. You may access the measures using our interactive report to explore them further on your own.

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Starter insight: Hospitalization and harm 

Unadjusted hospitalization and 30-day re-hospitalization rates rise leading up to transition to either MA or FFS insurance. Rates stabilize or fall in the two years following transition. What more can be done to prevent hospitalization events for those transitioning coverage? 

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Starter insight: Hospitalization and harm

All-cause admissions for heart failure, diabetes and individuals with multiple chronic conditions do not indicate a signal of more admissions during the year of Medicare transition. Why do these measures trend differently from the other hospitalization measures in the report?

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