Can Payment Policies Attract M+C Plans to Rural Areas?
Identifies factors that discourage insurance plans from offering Medicare managed care plans in nonmetropolitan counties. Provides data on nonmetro Medicare+Choice plan availability for 1997-2000. Discusses impact of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (BBA), the Balanced Budget Refinement Act of 1999 (BBRA), and the Medicare, Medicaid, & SCHIP Benefits Improvement and Protection Act of 2000 (BIPA) on Medicare managed care enrollment.
Timothy McBride, Joan Penrod, Keith Mueller, Courtney Andrews, Micah Hughes
RUPRI Rural Policy Brief, 6(8)
RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
Medicare · Policy · Reimbursement and payment models