Meantime, the government is expanding the type of managed-care programs eligible to participate in

Meantime, the government is expanding the type of managed-care programs eligible to participate in Medicare. Under a three-to-five-year experiment, the government will award contracts to some plans, such as preferred- provider organizations or provider-sponsored networks. The government also plans to experiment with payment methods, such as partial capitation and risk adjustment.

Meantime, the government is expanding the type of managed-care programs eligible to participate in Medicare. Under a three-to-five-year experiment, the government will award contracts to some plans, such as preferred- provider organizations or provider-sponsored networks. The government also plans to experiment with payment methods, such as partial capitation and risk adjustment.

D`Vera Cohn

Washington Correspondent

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