Assignment: Benefits & Costs
Length: 8 to 10 pages.
Assess the differences in benefits and costs, which are available to Medicare patients based upon the patent selecting either the "Traditional" Medicare program or Medicare Part C (Advantage Plan). Once a patient makes a choice, is he or she locked into the choice?
o Evaluated at least two valuable elements to both programs and two negative elements to both programs.
o Demonstrate which program would be more attractive to a physician and to a hospital as well as why.
o Discuss Capitation and evaluate if either program reimburses using a capitation model.
Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:
o The answer should be typed, using Times New Roman font (size 12), double spaced, with one-inch margins on all sides.
o The response also includes a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student's name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.
o Also include a reference page. The Citations and references must follow APA format. The reference page is not included in the required page length.
o Berenson, R. A., Sunshine, J. H., Helms, D., & Lawton, E. (2015). Why medicare advantage plans pay hospitals traditional medicare prices. Health Affairs, 34(8), 1289-1295.
o Afendulis CC, Landrum MB, Chernew ME. The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Medicare Advantage Plan Availability and Enrollment. Health services research. 2012;47(6):2339-2352.