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Title
Estimating Medicare Advantage Lock-In Provisions Impacton Vulnerable Medicare Beneficiaries
First Author
Laschober, M.
Date of Pub
2005 Spring
Pages
63-80
Volume
26
Issue
3
Other Authors
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Abstract
Beginning January 2006, Medicare ben-eficiaries will have limited ability to changehealth plans. We examine the Medicaremanaged care enrollment and disenroll-ment behavior of traditionally vulnerablebeneficiaries from 1999-2001 to estimatethe potential impact of the new enrollmentrestrictions. Findings that several suchgroups were more likely to make multiplehealth plan elections, leave their managedcare plan midyear, and/or have higher vol-untary disenrollment rates and transfers tooriginal fee-for-service (FFS) Medicaresuggest that the lock-in provisions may havegreater negative impacts on vulnerable ben-eficiaries. This article identifies several rec-ommendations that CMS might consider tolessen the detrimental effects on at-riskgroups.
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