Do We Know If Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans Are Special?
AbstractSpecial needs plans (SNPs) are a type of Medicare Advantage managed care plan that serves individuals who have chronic or disabling conditions, are covered under both Medicare and Medicaid, or are institutionalized. Enrollment in SNPs has nearly doubled in the past year to almost 1.1 million, and many expect continued enrollment growth in both existing plans and in the nearly 300 new plans approved for 2008. This report describes the history of these plans, how they fit into the larger Medicare Advantage marketplace, and how to assess whether SNPs are performing differently from other Medicare Advantage plans.
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