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Medicare, GAO views on Medicare payments to health maintenance organizations

Janet Shikles

Medicare, GAO views on Medicare payments to health maintenance organizations

statement of Janet L. Shikles, Director Health Financing and Policy Issues, Human Resources Division, before the Subcommittee on Health, Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives.

by Janet Shikles

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Published by U.S. General Accounting Office in [Washington, D.C.?] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Medicare.,
  • Health maintenance organizations -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesGAO views on Medicare payments to health maintenance organizations.
    SeriesTestimony -- GAO/T-HRD-90-27.
    ContributionsUnited States. General Accounting Office.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination12 leaves ;
    Number of Pages12
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15355391M


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GAO discussed Medicare payments to health maintenance organizations (HMO) and the administration's proposal to increase the medicare HMO payment rate. GAO found that: (1) HMO agree to provide all covered health care services to enrolled Medicare beneficiaries in return for a fixed payment; (2) the payment was set at 95 percent of Medicare's estimate of the average cost of fee-for-service health care.

Medicare, GAO views on Medicare payments to health maintenance organizations: statement of Janet L. Shikles, Director Health Financing and Policy Issues, Human Resources Division, before the Subcommittee on Health, Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives.

SUMMARY About million Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), which provide care on a capitated payment basis. The Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of (TEFRA) modified Medicare's authority to enter into risk contracts with HMOs and revised the payment provisions for such contracts.

CMS is likely paying more than necessary for many of these services, which is inconsistent with Medicare's role as an efficient purchaser of health care services. While Congress partially addressed this by effectively equalizing the payment rates for some new hospital outpatient departments, Congress has not yet directed the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to take further steps that can equalize payment.

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