Saturday Quiz

Designed to Enlighten and Amaze

 

With the disease burden, age and gender being equal, which Medicare Advantage patient is probably associated with the highest monthly capitation rate?

A. A patient who became eligible for Medicare due to age.

B. A patient who became eligible for Medicare due to disability.

C. A patient who is eligible for Medicare and Medicaid.

D. All have the same monthly capitation.

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The answer is C. the patient who is eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.

The government is shifting resources to assist in the care of these patients. In order to attract them, some of the benefit plans insurers are coming up with are simply phenomenal.  Comprehensive dental, no co-pay on meds, additional payments for diabetic supplies.

If you have or know a “dual-eligible” patient, refer them to an insurance agent to check these plans out.

You’ll be doing them a big favor.