Managed Care

 

Government still bullish on Medicare+Choice growth

MANAGED CARE November 2001. © MediMedia USA
Managed Care Outlook

Government still bullish on Medicare+Choice growth

MANAGED CARE November 2001. ©MediMedia USA










The debate over the Bush administration's tax cuts often included someone pointing out that it is very difficult to predict revenue over a decade. Given the volatile nature of the stability of Medicare+ Choice, the government's data on that program — extrapolated to 2011 — should perhaps be taken with a grain of salt.

Beginning in 1999, Medicare+ Choice enrollment began to level off and has since declined to 5.6 million people in 2001. Given the exodus of health plans from the program, is the government's optimism warranted? Perhaps. A number of changes have been adopted since 1997 to encourage plans to stay in the Medicare market, such as the Balanced Budget Refinement Act of 1999 and the Benefits Improvement and Protection Act of 2000, which increased payments to M+C plans, and changes in administrative requirements, enacted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (formerly HCFA) to discourage terminations.

SOURCE: MATHEMATICA POLICY RESEARCH, INC., ANALYSIS OF HCFA'S MEDICARE COMPARE DATABASE 2001 FOR THE COMMONWEALTH FUND

Meetings

2014 Annual HEDIS® and Star Ratings Symposium Nashville, TN November 3–4, 2014
PCMH & Shared Savings ACO Leadership Summit Nashville, TN November 3–4, 2014
Medicare Risk Adjustment, Revenue Management, & Star Ratings Fort Lauderdale, FL November 12–14, 2014
World Orphan Drug Congress Europe 2014 Brussels, Belgium November 12–14, 2014
Healthcare Chief Medical Officer Forum Alexandria, VA November 13–14, 2014
Home Care Leadership Summit Atlanta, GA November 17–18, 2014
6th Semi-Annual Diagnostic Coverage and Reimbursement Conference Boston December 4–5, 2014
Customer Analytics & Engagement in Health Insurance Chicago December 4–5, 2014
Pharmaceutical and Biotech Clinical Quality Assurance Conference Alexandria, VA December 4–5, 2014
9th Semi-Annual Medical Device Coverage and Reimbursement Conference San Diego December 5, 2014
8th Annual Medical Device Clinical Trials Conference Chicago December 8–9, 2014
HealthIMPACT Southeast Tampa, FL January 23, 2015