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?

Evaluated at least two valuable elements to both programs and two negative elements to both programs.

Demonstrate which program would be more attractive to a physician and to a hospital as well as why.

Discuss Capitation and evaluate if either program reimburses using a capitation model.

 Resources: Use these and others from the library.

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. doi:

 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. doi:10.1111/j.1475-6773.2012.01426.x.

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