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Choice, Quality, Appeal Rights, and Surrogate Decision Making

A Medicare+Choice Primer

By Alfred J. Chiplin Jr., Vicki Gottlich, Naomi Karp & Erica F. Wood

The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 extended the Health Care Financing Administration's authority to contract with a greater variety of managed care and fee-for-service plans. The program has some faults but promises flexibility for Medicare recipients.

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