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November NaN, 2000

Exhaustion of Prescription Benefits and Medicare Beneficiaries' Disenrollment From Managed Care

Author Affiliations

Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Executive Deputy EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2000;284(20):2596-2597. doi:10.1001/jama.284.20.2591

To the Editor: Rector1 recently reported that enrollees in Medicare health maintenance organizations who had exhausted their capped prescription benefits were more likely than those who had not exhausted their capped benefit to disenroll from their health plan. We reexamined this relationship during a 2-year period for 3 plans varying in cap amount and administration of benefits.

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