Evaluation of the Medicare competition demonstrations.
Langwell, Kathryn M
Date of Pub
Hadley, James P
A summary of findings from the Evaluation of the Medicare Competition Demonstrations is presented in this article. The purpose
of this evaluation was to examine the implementation and operational experiences of the 26 health maintenance organizations
that operated as demonstrations from 1983 to 1985, their experiences in marketing their plans, the factors that affected beneficiaries'
decisions to join or not join a plan, the extent to which beneficiaries were satisfied with their choice of plans, the quality
of care provided by the plans, and the impact of the demonstrations on Medicare beneficiaries' use and cost of services.
Health Services Research : Aged : Consumer Satisfaction : Costs and Cost Analysis : Data Collection : Evaluation Studies :
Health Maintenance Organizations/utilization : Human : Insurance Selection Bias : Medicare/organization & administration :
Pilot Projects : Quality of Health Care : Risk : Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. : United States