Medicare risk contracting: Analyzing managed care for the aging population in the USA

Academic Article


  • This paper focuses on Medicare risk contracting in the USA. The issue of the current method of reimbursement versus Medicare risk contracting is explored. Risk sharing and payment mechanisms are described and analyzed. The strengths and weaknesses (scorecard) of Medicare beneficiaries entering HMOs are reviewed. Finally, the issue of selection bias in Medicare HMOs is discussed regarding future implementation strategy. © MCB University Press.
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    Author List

  • Rivers PA; Asubonteng CA; Bumpus M; Munchus G
  • Start Page

  • 25
  • End Page

  • 28
  • Volume

  • 12
  • Issue

  • 1