Increasing Medicare enrollment in HMOs: the need for capitation rates adjusted for health status.

Abstract

Although the federal government has sought to increase enrollment of Medicare beneficiaries in HMOs, at the end of 1981 less than 2% were HMO members. Of these, only two-tenths of 1% were enrolled under the type of risk-sharing contracts characteristic of HMOs. HMOs might have greater incentives to market to Medicare beneficiaries if a factor that adjusts… (More)

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@article{Thomas1983IncreasingME, title={Increasing Medicare enrollment in HMOs: the need for capitation rates adjusted for health status.}, author={James Thomas and Renee Lichtenstein and Leon Wyszewianski and S{\'a}ndor Berki}, journal={Inquiry : a journal of medical care organization, provision and financing}, year={1983}, volume={20 3}, pages={227-39} }