TITLE

Medicare not perfect, not a total mess either

AUTHOR(S)
Tieman, Jeff
PUB. DATE
August 2002
SOURCE
Modern Healthcare;8/5/2002, Vol. 32 Issue 31, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on a report by the U.S. health care industry experts on the challenges faced by Medicare as of August 2002. Problems of Medicare; Stand of provider groups on the Medicare assessment that congressional involvement harms the program; Recommendations for policymakers as they assess Medicare's ability to meet the needs of a beneficiary population.
ACCESSION #
7154223

 

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