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Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations > Medicare+Choice: A Program in Transition (A)

Medicare+Choice: A Program in Transition (A)

March 1, 1999

It is too soon to tell whether recent departures from the Medicare managed care program stem from systematic problems with the level or distribution of payment. The Commission plans to monitor and analyze the characteristics of departing plans and the areas they leave and consider general patterns of organization participation, benefits offered, and enrollment. Accordingly, the Congress should not modify payment rates at this time.

Topics: Part C (Medicare Advantage).