Fact Sheet: Medicare and Prescription Drugs, National Institute for Health Care Management, October 2001.
Fact Sheet: Medicare - The Basics , National Institute for Health Care Management, February 1997, 2 pp. This fact sheet provides an overview of Medicare coverage, expenditures, and services. It also summarizes Medicare managed care coverage and enrollment.
Can Managed Care Control Health Care Costs: Evidence From The Medicare Experience, Laurence Baker, June 1995, 38 pp. This report analyzes the relationship between fee-for-service (FFS) and aggregate Medicare expenditures and HMO market share. The study determined that increases in HMO market share are associated with decreases in Medicare expenditures for the care of beneficiaries covered under the FFS portion of Medicare.
Reforming Medicare, National Institute for Health Care Management, National Governors' Association and the Federation of American Health Systems, February 1995, 15 pp. This issue brief provides an overview of Medicare and the options for reforming the program. Incremental budget and policy changes examined involve benefit restructuring, provider payment changes, incorporating managed care features, and financing modifications. The alternative is a complete restructuring of the Medicare program to reflect modern health plan models such as the sponsor model, the voucher model and means-testing Medicare benefits.