MedPAC Weighs Changes to Benefit Models To Cut Costs
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission is considering different ways of delivering benefits that could promote better personal health decisions by Medicare beneficiaries and help drive down overall costs. During a recent meeting, panel members discussed three alternative benefit models that would limit out-of-pocket expenses to $5,000 and require copayments. Meanwhile, the panel has urged researchers to develop models that would encourage beneficiaries to adopt more healthy behaviors, such as losing weight or controlling chronic diseases.
- "MedPAC Explores Medicare Benefit Design Changes" (Mosquera, Healthcare Finance News, 10/11).