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Title
Fee-for-Service Medicare and Medicaid History, Selected Years
First Author
Dowd, B. E.
Date of Pub
2005 Winter
Pages
113-126
Volume
27
Issue
2
Other Authors
Coulam, R. F., Feldman, R., Pizer, S. D.
Abstract
Since its inception, the Medicare Program has allowed for the participation of private health plans, but the relationship of private plans to the government-sponsored fee-for-service (FFS) plan has been the subject of debate. Increased payments to private plans, the introduction of regional preferred pro-vider organizations (PPOs), and a mandat-ed demonstration of price competition that includes FFS Medicare reflect an ongoing attempt to define the role of private plans. The purpose of this article is to explore the roles of private plans and FFS Medicare and to attempt to identify the advantages and disadvantages of each.
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