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Medicare: Payments to HMOs and Other Private Plans Under the Medicare+Choice Program

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Publication Date: September 1997

Publisher(s): Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service

Series: 97-859

Topic: Health (Health care financing)

Abstract:

P.L 105-33, the Balanced Budget Act (BBA) of 1997, changed the method of calculating payments to health maintenance organizations (HMOs) and other private plans that contract with Medicare. This report describes how payments will be calculated under the Medicare+Choice program established under the new law.