Regional PPOs in Medicare: What Are the Prospects?

February 2007
Pizer, S.D. et al.

What can we learn from recent research and experience related to regional Medicare preferred provider organizations (PPOs)? Steven D. Pizer, Ph.D., and colleagues explored the research on regional Medicare PPOs and examined the future prospects for this type of health plan. Findings predict that regional PPOs would be unlikely to attract large and stable enrollments without very costly ongoing subsidies from the Medicare program. Learn more in the HCFO Findings Brief.