TITLE

MA plans face further cuts, more quality expectations

AUTHOR(S)
Wechsler, Jill
PUB. DATE
April 2010
SOURCE
Managed Healthcare Executive;Apr2010, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
In this article, the author discusses the revisions of methods for computing payments to Medicare Advantage (MA) plans which is one of the provisions in the health care reform legislation in the U.S. The author claims that proposed revisions to benchmarks and bids will be cutting cost by more than 100 billion dollars over 10 years. He says that MA has been criticized by analysts because of their belief that it is more costly than the fee-for-service (FFS) program.
ACCESSION #
49008359

 

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