The private plan option has been available in Medicare for over 30 years; it has grown considerably over that period from representing a small part of the program to accounting for nearly 30 percent of all enrollment today. 2 Medicare Advantage (MA) is the name of the current program that allows beneficiaries to enroll in private health plans, ra
Information Needs Associated with the Changing Organization and Delivery of Health Care: Summary of Perceptions, Activities, Key Gaps, and Priorities. National Health Accounts
HCFA and others have sponsored work on issues relating the needs for information about health accounts based on expenditures. Haber and Newhouse (1991) reported on an effort to revise the national health expenditure accounts in 1988 as well as efforts proposed in 1990. They also made recommendations for future change that are still relevant today.
Information Needs Associated with the Changing Organization and Delivery of Health Care: Summary of Perceptions, Activities, Key Gaps, and Priorities. Appendix B: Phase One Bibliography
1997 Health Network & Alliance Sourcebook. Faulkner & Gray, Inc. New York, NY. AHCPR award to the RAND Corporation to study Health Care Markets, Managed Care, and Hospital Performance. AHCPR award to the University of Pennsylvania's Health Policy Studies Group on HMO Impact on Integrated Networks and Services. AHCPR conference materi
Information Needs Associated with the Changing Organization and Delivery of Health Care: Summary of Perceptions, Activities, Key Gaps, and Priorities. References
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Periodic reviews have been conducted to develop information and/or consensus on the adequacy of available information. Federal data, more than state data, have been subject to review, although there is some information on state data. Reports assessing data collected by private-sector groups are less likely to be publicly available. Most assessment
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Mission To provide analytical support and advice to the Secretary on policy development and assist the Secretary with the development and coordination of department wide program planning and evaluation activities. Evaluation Program
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