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Protection For Consumers In Managed Care Plans: A Comparison Of Medicare, Medicaid and the Private Insurance Market


This policy paper describes key requirements of consumer protection regulation under Medicare, Medicaid and federal and state laws as they apply to private health insurance. These include choice and availability of plans, disclosure of information, marketing, access, quality, and the grievance and appeals process. The discussion highlights differences and similarities across public programs and private insurance and compares public and private insurance protection with provisions of the Consumer Bill of Rights (CBRR) developed by the President's Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry.

  • Report: Protection For Consumers In Managed Care Plans: A Comparison


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