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Title
Beneficiary decisionmaking: The impact of labeling health plan choices.
First Author
Fyock, Jack
Date of Pub
2001 Fall
Pages
63-75
Volume
23
Issue
1
Other Authors
Engelberg, Moshe; Koepke, Christopher P; Meitl, John; Sutton, Sharyn; Thompson, Elizabeth
Abstract
One critical health plan decision concerns choosing an original Medicare plan or a Medicare managed care plan. Evidence suggests that people are confused by teh phrase "Original Medicare Plan." Using focus group and Q-sort methodology, the authors sought to identify a namefor the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) product. Two key insights were gained. First, participants used the word "Medicare" to name the FFS product. Second, participants did not choose between two plans. Rather, they decided between supplemental insurance and a managed care product. These factors should influence how CMS "brands" not only teh FFS product but also the overall Medicare program.
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