Shifting the paradigm: monitoring access in Medicare managed care.
Docteur, Elizabeth R
Date of Pub
Colby, David C; Gold, Marsha
Medicare managed care enrollment growth points to the need to develop an approach for monitoring access to care for the increasing
number of beneficiaries who use these arrangements. This article describes the issues to be addressed in designing a system
for monitoring managed care plan enrollees' ability to obtain needed medical care on a timely basis. We review components
of the monitoring approach used for traditional fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare, including the conceptual framework, data,
measures, and subgroups targeted in monitoring efforts, and discuss the adaptation of that approach for monitoring access
in Medicare managed care.
Health Services Accessibility : Fee-for-Service Plans/utilization : Health Services Needs and Demand : Health Services Research/methods
: Insurance Claim Reporting : Managed Care Programs/utilization : Medicare/utilization : Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
: United States : Utilization Review/methods/statistics & numerical data