TITLE

Characteristics, Financial Risks, and Disenrollment Rates of Beneficiaries in Private Fee-for-Service Plans

AUTHOR(S)
Cosgrove, James C.
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
GAO Reports;12/15/2008, preceding p1
SOURCE TYPE
Government Documents
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides information on the study made by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on private fee-for-service plans (PFFS). It cites that the report tries to compare PFFS plans to Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) in three aspects which are the characteristics of the beneficiaries, financial risks for beneficiaries, and disenrollment. GAO urges the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to delve on the business operation of PFFS to ensure safety for the beneficiaries.
ACCESSION #
35897679

 

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