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Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations > Managed care for frail Medicare beneficiaries: payment methods and program standards (C)

Managed care for frail Medicare beneficiaries: payment methods and program standards (C)

June 1, 1999

The Secretary should postpone by at least one year the application of the interim Medicare+Choice risk adjustment system to specialized plans. Plans should be paid using existing payment methods until a risk adjustment or other payment system is developed that adequately pays for care for frail Medicare beneficiaries.

Topics: Part C (Medicare Advantage).