Disenrollment from Medicare managed care among beneficiaries with and without a cancer diagnosis.

@article{Elkin2008DisenrollmentFM,
  title={Disenrollment from Medicare managed care among beneficiaries with and without a cancer diagnosis.},
  author={Elena B. Elkin and Nicole M. Ishill and Gerald F. Riley and Peter B. Bach and Mithat Gonen and Colin B. Begg and Deborah Schrag},
  journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute},
  year={2008},
  volume={100 14},
  pages={1013-21}
}
BACKGROUND Medicare managed care may offer enrollees lower out-of-pocket costs and provide benefits that are not available in the traditional fee-for-service Medicare program. However, managed care plans may also restrict provider choice in an effort to control costs. We compared rates of voluntary disenrollment from Medicare managed care to traditional fee-for-service Medicare among Medicare managed care enrollees with and without a cancer diagnosis. METHODS We identified Medicare managed… CONTINUE READING
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