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Title
Medicaid TEFRA option in Minnesota: Implications for patient rights
First Author
Chan, Benjamin
Date of Pub
1999 Fall
Pages
65-78
Volume
21
Issue
1
Other Authors
Vanderburg, Nancy
Abstract
This research studied a special-needs population under age 18 who had both private insurance and Medicaid coverage through the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (TEFRA) option. We found that children with managed care plans, particularly health maintenance organizations (HMOs), tended to incur higher total expenses to TEFRA than children with indemnity plans. Our findings also show that managed care in Minnesota tends to provide the same or marginally better coverage as indemnity plans do for core medical items but much less coverage for ancillary items such as home care, therapies, and durable medical equipment.
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MeSH
Medicaid : Children : Data Collection : Health Maintenance Organizations : Insurance Benefits : Minnesota : Questionnaires : Regression Analysis : Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act : United States
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