Capitation and the Medicare program: history, issues, and evidence.
Langwell, Kathryn M
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Hadley, James P
This article reviews the history of capitation in the Medicare program and examines issues and research findings related to
Medicare capitation. Specific capitation issues and related research findings reviewed include: the feasibility and extent
of health maintenance organization participation in Medicare; plan marketing; beneficiary choice behavior; quality of care;
and the use and cost of services. In addition, areas requiring further study are noted, and the potential for extensions of
capitation under Medicare are explored.
Capitation Fee : Fees and Charges : Aged : Choice Behavior : Data Collection : Evaluation Studies : Health Maintenance Organizations/utilization
: Human : Medicare/trends : Pilot Projects : Risk : Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act : United States : United States
Health Care Financing Administration