More choices arrive for Medicare beneficiaries

Wechsler, Jill
April 2005
Managed Healthcare Executive;Apr2005, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p16
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The article reports that in changes circumstances related to Medicare in the United States, more choices have arrived for Medicare beneficiaries. Insurers are establishing preferred provider organizations and signing up to provide prescription drug benefits. Plans appear wary about meeting network adequacy requirements for such broad geographic areas, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services officials acknowledge that it may take time for plans to assess payment and risk parameters and develop networks under this option.


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