Cuts in Australian Medicare
- Lack of funding still a problem. // Finweek;10/7/2010, p38
The article focuses on the budget deficiency concerning the healthcare system in South Africa, wherein, according to the author, collaboration between the public and private sectors is needed to support the national health insurance (NHI).
- THE BIG MONEY IN MEDICAID. McLean, Bethany // Fortune;6/25/2007, Vol. 155 Issue 12, p97
The article focuses on Amerigroup, a publicly traded health insurer that provides Medicaid patients with managed care services. The costs of Medicaid and Medicare are discussed, including the fact that Medicaid is the biggest drain on state budgets. A brief history of health care companies in...
- Safety-net hospitals need one themselves. MERRION, PAUL // Crain's Chicago Business;8/8/2011, Vol. 34 Issue 32, p0003
The article presents the author's insights on the effect of Medicare fund cuts on safety-net hospitals in Chicago, Illinois. He argues that a two percent cut on Medicare funds would mean a one to two million reduction of revenues for safety-net hospitals and could mean layoffs, patient care...
- Per-capita spending growth similar for Medicare and private sector. // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Oct95, Vol. 49 Issue 10, p7
Reports on the results of a study by the Urban Institute and the Kaiser Family Foundation on the per-capita spending for services provided by both Medicare and private insurers between 1984 and 1993. Aggregate growth in spending; Implications of the growth.
- recover costs of care with community partners. Hutner, Michael // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Nov2010, Vol. 64 Issue 11, p106
The article discusses ways on how hospitals that partner with community agencies can obtain Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements in the U.S. It states that chief financial officers (CFOs) of hospitals may call on agencies to help them recover costs of uncompensated care to people with...
- Five RAC Coding Targets. Wilson, Donna D. // Journal of AHIMA;2009, Vol. 80 Issue 5, p64
The article focuses on the Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs) in the U.S. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) expects four RACs to be operational by 2010 that will identify improper payments of Medicare payments. A demonstration program on how RACs operates shows that most...
- Rep. Karen Bass Joins Patients, Healthcare Workers, Other Community Health Providers to Fight Devastating "Medi-Cuts.". // Biomedical Market Newsletter;11/14/2011, Vol. 21, p969
The article reports that U.S. Representative Karen Bass joined the healthcare workers from Service Employees International Union United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW), and other community health providers in urging the U.S. Congress to protect Medicaid and Medicare funding programs. Bass...
- Medicare short-stay hospital program payments: CYs 1972-94. // Health Care Financing Review;1996 Supplement, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p46
Discusses the statistics of Medicare payments for the costs of short-stay hospital care programs from 1972 to 1994. Amount of total short-term confinements paid by Medicare from 1972 to 1994; Types of patients availing of the short-term stay benefits of Medicare.
- Obama Wants $75B in Cuts to Federal Drug Spending. Young, Donna // BioWorld Today;6/16/2009, Vol. 20 Issue 114, p1
The article focuses on U.S. President Barack Obama's proposed Medicare and Medicaid spending cuts. His proposal include spending cuts on prescription drugs and biologics under Medicare Part D. It is estimated that health care reform costs will amount to $1 trillion. Obama says the objectives of...