TITLE

Effect of Medicare Advantage Payments on Dually Eligible Medicare Beneficiaries

AUTHOR(S)
Atherly, Adam; Dowd, Bryan E.
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
Health Care Financing Review;Spring2005, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p93
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study estimates the effect of Medicare Advantage (MA) payments and State Medicaid policies on the choice by Medicaid eligible Medicare beneficiaries to either join a MA plan, remain in the fee-for-service (FFS) and enroll in Medicaid (dually enrolled), or remain in FFS Medicare without joining Medicaid. Individual plan choice was modeled using a multinomial logit. The sample includes Medicaid-eligible Medicare beneficiaries (including specified low income Medicare beneficiaries [SLMBs] and qualified Medicare beneficiaries [QMBs]) drawn from the 2000 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS). We find a $10 increase in monthly MA payment reduces the probability of dual enrollment by four percentage points, and FFS Medicare enrollment by 11 percentage points.
ACCESSION #
17257851

 

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