The political economy of Medicare
- Few changes expected in 1996 PPS rules. // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Jun95, Vol. 49 Issue 6, p5
Reports on the expected changes in Medicare's prospective payment system for inpatient hospital services in the United States. Hospital market basket index for fiscal year 1996; Absence of changes in the outlier policy.
- Nonphysician providers looking pretty in 1998. Walker, Tracey // Managed Healthcare;Dec97, Vol. 7 Issue 12, p8
Reports on the advantages of the 1997 Balanced Budget Act's Medicare provisions to nonphysician health providers in the United States. Lobbying of nonphysician groups for a legislation that would slow down health plan discrimination; Increase of Medicare fee-for-service in terms of nonphysician...
- Medicare commission begins tough task of preparing report by next year. Wechsler, Jill // Managed Healthcare;Apr98, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p8
Reports that the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare began work to develop a proposal to revamp Medicare and provide for its health in the next century. Schedule; Members; Task forces.
- Impact of the Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act on pharmacy reimbursement: One year of experience. // American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;8/1/2007 Supplement, Vol. 64, pS21
A set of self-assessment questions related to the impact of the Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act on pharmacy reimbursement in the U.S. is presented.
- The Medicare solution. Marmor, Ted // Washington Monthly;Sep95, Vol. 27 Issue 9, p33
Focuses on the crisis facing Medicare. Efforts of Democrats to stymie changes proposed by Republicans to Medicare; Enactment of Medicare in the 1960s as a means for universal health coverage; Flaws in Medicare's original design; Myths surrounding the Medicare debate; Solutions offered;...
- Medicaid plan could trim Medicare. Gardner, Jonathan // Modern Healthcare;6/5/95, Vol. 25 Issue 23, p34
Reports on the effect of US Congress' budget cuts on Medicare to beneficiaries' access to Medicare. Amount of budget cuts under the proposal; Clauses of the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) program; Eligibility for Medicare and Medicaid; Advantage of the block grant program to the US...
- Medicaid on the chopping block. // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;3/5/95, Vol. 69 Issue 5, p17
Reports on the plan of Republican Party members of US Congress to cut Medicare spending. Discussion of cost-cutting plans with Republican Party-affiliated governors; Conversion of Medicaid into block grants to states; Capping of the program's annual growth; List of legislators pushing for the...
- Medicare select expansion sought. // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;3/5/95, Vol. 69 Issue 5, p17
Reports that health care industry leaders in the United States are urging lawmakers to expand and extend its Medicare Select program. Features of the Medicare Select program as one of the proposals to transform the Medicare program; Benefits provided by the expanded Medicare Select program;...
- LOWER MEDICARE FEES HIKE PROFITABLE SERVICES. // Medical Economics;3/19/2010, Vol. 87 Issue 6, p12
The article reports on a study that indicated physicians tend to order more profitable Medicare services, but overall services have not increased.
- Medicare rules: Doctors just try to keep up. Johnson, Tom // Ophthalmology Times;5/8/95, Vol. 20 Issue 19, p1
Reports on the concerns of ophthalmologists on the rule changes in Medicare billing. `Ophthalmology Times' magazine's survey on the problems caused by rule changes; Effects of the growth of managed care and emphasis on business skills in medical care; Percentage of ophthalmologists' practice...