Contracting with Medicare Advantage Plans: A Brief for Critical Access Hospital Administrators

Date
12/2005
Description

Summarizes the experience of Critical Access Hospital (CAH) administrators with contracts offered by Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. Telephone surveys were conducted with CAH administrators across the country to learn about their experiences with MA plans. This brief includes information about the contract terms administrators have been offered, their experiences negotiating with MA plans, and their advice for others dealing with this issue.

Center
NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center, RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
Authors
Michelle Mason, Roslyn Fraser-Maginn, Keith Mueller, Jennifer King, Andrea Radford, Rebecca Slifkin, Jennifer Lenardson, Lauren Silver, Curt Mueller