HIRP Research Brief

No. 11

Quality Incentives for Medicare + Choice Plans
August 2002

Authors

Lynn Etheredge, Robert Berenson & Jack Ebeler

Summary

The Medicare program should be a leader in national efforts to improve quality of care. This paper proposes a new system of quality bonuses for Medicare+Choice plans and lays out a framework of key issues and options to promote discussion about such an initiative.

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