Medicare Advantage Private Plans: Assessing the Value for Elderly and Disabled Beneficiaries

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Under Medicare Advantage, private plans in every county are paid more than what their enrollees would be expected to cost in traditional fee-for-service Medicare. Questions have been raised about what the Medicare program and its enrollees get for these extra payments, which are estimated to total more than $7 billion in 2007. This project will examine Medicare Advantage policies, including those that produce the extra payments to private plans, to determine what additional benefits, if any, those plans provide and to whom they accrue, and what the implications are for beneficiaries and the future of the Medicare program.

Grant Details

Grantee Organization:
George Washington University
Principal Investigator:
Brian Biles, M.D., M.P.H.
Award Amount:
$267,511.00
Approval Date:
November 14, 2007

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