Medicare health maintenance organizations. An industry analysis for the elderly in the USA.

Academic Article


  • Provides a review and analysis of Medicare health maintenance organizations in the USA. The Porter model of industry structure is used. Discusses the issues of suppliers, buyers, market entry and substitutes. Indicates there is currently no intense rivalry among Medicare risk-based HMOs. However, the Porter model reveals crucial information regarding the forces which drive industry competition. Trends in the field of managed care and Medicare financing continue to be a real challenge regarding future research.
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    Author List

  • Asubonteng P; Tucker J; Munchus G
  • Start Page

  • 59
  • End Page

  • 66
  • Volume

  • 10
  • Issue

  • 1