Definitions for "Medicare Part C"
Created under the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, it includes the Medicare Advantage program (formerly called Medicare+Choice), through which beneficiaries can enroll in additional types of health plans, including managed care plans.
Managed care plans that offer Medicare Part A and Part B services together.
optional purchased coverage in addition to Medicare Part A and B. Examples include Medicare + Choice and Medicare Risk Plus.  Includes managed care plans.