TITLE

Objections voiced over Medicare+Choice rules

AUTHOR(S)
Fisher, Mary Jane
PUB. DATE
October 1998
SOURCE
National Underwriter / Life & Health Financial Services;10/12/98, Vol. 102 Issue 41, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that health insurers and managed care plans in the United States are protesting the requirements for Medicare+Choice health plans under the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. Complaints over the tight timelines, prescriptive requirements and payment limits; US House Commerce Health Subcommittee Chairman Michael Bilirakis' comments on the termination of membership of several health plans.
ACCESSION #
1198943

 

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