TITLE

Laying blame

AUTHOR(S)
Rauber, Chris
PUB. DATE
May 1999
SOURCE
Modern Healthcare;05/03/99, Vol. 29 Issue 18, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the reactions of managed-care plans to a United States General Accounting Office report that suggested that the plans are to blame for problems with Medicare risk contracts. Presentation of the report at a hearing by the Senate Special Committee on Aging; Impact of the withdrawals of Medicare risk plans from selected markets; Criticisms from the American Association of Health Plans and the Health Insurance Association of America with regards to the report.
ACCESSION #
1864861

 

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