An expansion of the traditional Medicare program that will augment the fee-for-service and HMO health plans currently available to participants to include a variety of new managed care and fee-for-service options.
A health plan, such as a Medicare managed care plan or Private Fee-for-Service plan offered by a private company and approved by Medicare. An alternative to the Original Medicare Plan.
A federal program providing Medicare coverage through the private insurance market. These plans have a special arrangement between the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) and certain HMOs. The federal government pays the HMO a set amount for each Medicare enrollee. The HMO agrees to provide all Medicare benefits. The HMO will also provide some additional benefits that may be at an additional cost.