The end of the year offers an ideal opportunity to take stock. Did the investments we made in 2011 through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s HCFO program have an impact? Did our work matter? Did we do our part to improve health and health care in this country?
Three quarters of Medicare’s 47 million beneficiaries are enrolled in the traditional fee-for-service (FFS) program. The remainder receive benefits through private health plans, primarily health maintenance organizations (HMOs)1 as part of a program currently known as Medicare Advantage.