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Regional PPOs in Medicare: what are the prospects? How do they contain rising costs?

Contributor(s):
Pizer, Steven D.
Frakt, Austin B.
Feldman, Roger.
AcademyHealth.
Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization.
Publication:
[Washington, D.C.] : AcademyHealth, [2007]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Cost Control
Medicare -- economics
Medicare -- legislation & jurisprudence
Preferred Provider Organizations -- trends
Regional Health Planning
Forecasting
Models, Statistical
Preferred Provider Organizations -- organization & administration
Humans
United States
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
One of several new types of Medicare health plans that became available for the first time in 2006, regional Medicare preferred provider organizations (PPOs) promised to import the successful commercial PPO model to the Medicare market. Policymakers anticipated that regional PPOs could provide access to comprehensive coverage (including for prescription drugs) at affordable costs to all Medicare beneficiaries. This Findings Brief summarizes recent research and experience related to regional Medicare PPOs and assesses the prospects for this type of health plan in the near future.
Copyright:
Reproduced with permission of the copyright holder. Further use of the material is subject to CC BY-NC-DC license. (More information)
Extent:
[6] leaves.
NLM Unique ID:
101483432 (See catalog record)
Contributor(s):
Pizer, Steven D.
Frakt, Austin B.
Feldman, Roger.
AcademyHealth.
Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization.
Publication:
[Washington, D.C.] : AcademyHealth, [2007]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Cost Control
Medicare -- economics
Medicare -- legislation & jurisprudence
Preferred Provider Organizations -- trends
Regional Health Planning
Forecasting
Models, Statistical
Preferred Provider Organizations -- organization & administration
Humans
United States
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
One of several new types of Medicare health plans that became available for the first time in 2006, regional Medicare preferred provider organizations (PPOs) promised to import the successful commercial PPO model to the Medicare market. Policymakers anticipated that regional PPOs could provide access to comprehensive coverage (including for prescription drugs) at affordable costs to all Medicare beneficiaries. This Findings Brief summarizes recent research and experience related to regional Medicare PPOs and assesses the prospects for this type of health plan in the near future.
Copyright:
Reproduced with permission of the copyright holder. Further use of the material is subject to CC BY-NC-DC license. (More information)
Extent:
[6] leaves.
NLM Unique ID:
101483432 (See catalog record)