These data include managed care plan characteristics, the Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS[R]), the Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Survey
(CAHPS[R]), health outcomes (Medicare Health Outcomes Survey), appeals data (CHDR and State fair hearing), desenrollment data, and benefits and copayments data.
The author is especially grateful to the following individuals for their assistance: Joel Cohen (Medical Expenditure Panel Survey), Peter Cunningham (Community Tracking Study), Charles Darby (Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Survey
), Beth Docteur (Medicare Managed Care Access Survey), Frank Eppig (Medicare Current Beneficiaries Survey), Pam Farley-Short (RAND), Marsha Gold (Mathematica Policy Research), Jack Hadley (Georgetown University), Ed Hunter (National Health Interview Survey), Judy Kasper (Survey of Family Health Experiences), Genevieve Kenney (National Survey of America's Families), Beth Kosiak (HCFA), Sandy Robinson (Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Survey
), Alina Salganicoff (Kaiser Family Foundation), and Cathy Schoen (Commonwealth Fund).