Medicare hospital stay characteristics in MA and FFS plan for older people 2013

This statistic illustrates Medicare Advantage versus traditional fee-for-service (FFS) plan inpatient hospital stays for older people (65+ years) in 2013, by stay characteristics. The total aggregated cost of such hospital stays came to some 17.9 billion U.S. dollars in MA plan and 44.8 billion U.S. dollars in FFS plan.

Medicare Advantage versus fee-for-service plan inpatient hospital stays for older people in 2013, by stay characteristics

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Release date

December 2015


United States

Survey time period


Age group

65 years and older

Supplementary notes

MA: Medicare Advantage; FFS: fee-for-service.
Note: FFS refers to the traditional Medicare fee-for-service program and not the private fee-for-service plans that are offered under the Medicare Advantage program.
* The number of total hospital stays is rounded to the nearest 100.

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