Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Medicare Tutorials -Updated-

Medicare Advantage – Tutorial Michelle Kitchman Strollo, Dr.P.H., principal policy analyst, Kaiser Family Foundation, presents an overview of the Medicare Advantage program in this narrated slide tutorial. The tutorial reviews the basics of Medicare Advantage and the different types of Medicare Advantage plans available. Trends in Medicare Advantage plan participation and enrollment as well as characteristics of Medicare Advantage enrollees are presented. Key policy issues such as the payment system, plan benefits and the impact of Medicare Advantage plans on the traditional Medicare program are also discussed.

The tracker provides local, regional, and national information about Medicare Advantage plans, including HMOs, regional and local PPOs, private fee-for-service plans, and special needs plans, which can be used to examine historical trends. It also has data about Medicare stand-alone prescription drug plans.

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