Title

Should Medicare Advantage Plans Receive Billions in Additional Risk-based Payments for Potentially Unmanaged Conditions?

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences

Publication Date

2021-02-01

Document Type

Editorial

Disciplines

Epidemiology | Health Economics | Health Policy | Health Services Administration | Health Services Research | Insurance

Abstract

Medicare Advantage (MA) (ie, Medicare Part C), a private alternative to traditional fee-for-service Medicare, was first implemented in 19851 but has seen its most significant growth in the past 15 years. Although MA accounted for 36% of Medicare enrollment in 2020, research examining this program has been limited historically by the low quality of MA encounter data and its lack of availability (until recently) to researchers.

DOI of Published Version

10.1097/MLR.0000000000001484

Source

Alcusky M, Mick EO. Should Medicare Advantage Plans Receive Billions in Additional Risk-based Payments for Potentially Unmanaged Conditions? Med Care. 2021 Feb 1;59(2):93-95. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001484. PMID: 33394895. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Medical care

PubMed ID

33394895

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