Health Status, Spending, and Utilization of Enrollees in Plans Based on Health Reimbursement Arrangements

Dicken, John E.
August 2010
GAO Reports;8/16/2010, preceding p1
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The article presents a study from the U.S. Government Accountability Office concerning consumer-directed health plans (CDHP) such as health reimbursement arrangement (HRA). It says that GAO reviewed published studies including an assessment of the health status, expenditure, and consumption of HRA enrollees compared with traditional plan enrollees such as preferred provider organizations (PPOs). It reveals that results cannot be generalized based on enrollees, health programs and employers.


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