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Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations > Reconciling Medicare+Choice payments and fee-for-service spending (A)

Reconciling Medicare+Choice payments and fee-for-service spending (A)

March 1, 2001

The Medicare program should be financially neutral as to whether beneficiaries enroll in Medicare+Choice plans or in the traditional Medicare program. Therefore, Congress should make Medicare payments for beneficiaries in the two sectors of a local market substantially equal, after accounting for risk.

Topics: Part C (Medicare Advantage).