- Study: Health care spending larger part of economy despite slower growth. // AHA News;2/10/2003, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p1
Reports on the result of a study released by the journal 'Health Affairs' concerning Medicare and private personal health care spending in the U.S. Expected increase in health care share of gross domestic product in 2012; Factors that contribute to increased health care spending.
- Statements to the Congress. Greenspan, Alan // Federal Reserve Bulletin;Jun98, Vol. 84 Issue 6, p429
Presents the speech given by the chairman of the Board of Governors of the US Federal Reserve System before the US Congress' National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare on April 20, 1998. Challenges of adapting Medicare to meet the country's long-term needs; Influence of technology...
- Trends in national and Medicare physician expenditures: CYs 1970-93. // Health Care Financing Review;1995 Supplement, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p90
Presents statistics on trends in national and Medicare physician expenditures in the United States for the calendar years 1970 to 1993. Total personal health care expenditures (PHCE) for physician services; Focus of efforts to restrain growth in M edicare physician spending.
- Medicare fee-for-service issues and innovations. Cotterill, Philip // Health Care Financing Review;Fall97, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p1
Presents an overview of developments in the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) program. Effect of Medicare supplemental insurance on total Medicare utilization and costs; Attempts to inject some managed care incentives into the Medicare FFS program through the Medicare SELECT initiative; Outcome of...
- National Health Projections Through 2008. Smith, Sheila; Heffler, Stephen K.; Calfo, Stephen; Clemens, Kent; Freeland, Mark; Seifert, Mary Lee; Sensenig, Arthur; Stiller, Jean // Health Care Financing Review;Winter99, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p211
Health spending is expected to resume its rise as a share of gross domestic product (GDP) in the projection period, following 6 years of near stability, increasing from 13.5 percent in 1997 to an estimated 16.2 percent by 2008. This implies an approximate doubling of health spending, from $1.1...
- BILLING MEDICARE FOR INVESTIGATIONAL DEVICES: WHAT'S OK, WHAT'S NOT. Gardner, Jerome // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Mar97, Vol. 51 Issue 3, p50
Examines issues for health care providers affecting Medicare billing rules regarding investigational devices and procedures. Features of the results of investigation on allegations that hospitals fraudulently billed the Medicare program for investigational cardiac devices; Traditional payment...
- Savings seen for Medicare. Tieman, Jeff // Modern Healthcare;2/24/2003, Vol. 33 Issue 8, p10
Discusses research being done on Medicare costs. Reference to a study published in a February 2003 issue of the 'Annals of Internal Medicine'; Increase in healthcare spending in the U.S. by 2011.
- Employers consider dropping drug benefits. Burns // Managed Healthcare;Oct99, Vol. 9 Issue 10, p46
Looks into United States President Bill Clinton's proposal to establish a program that provides coverage for the cost of pharmaceuticals for Medicare recipients. Rise in healthcare costs; Probability for employers to drop their coverage of retirees' drug costs; Cost savings from the Clinton plan.
- Health plans seek more Medicare `givebacks'. Wechsler, Jill // Managed Healthcare;Feb2000, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p14
Focuses on the campaign for additional Medicare rate increases in Washington, D.C. Efforts of health maintenance organizations and hospitals to restore budget in Medicare fees; Impact of Medicare expenditures on program outlays and healthcare spending; Statistics on Medicare expenditures.
- The Tug-of-War over Medicare Funding. Scott, Jeanne Schulte // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Jul2000, Vol. 54 Issue 7, p28
Focuses on the debate over Medicare financing in the United States. Competition between hospitals and nursing homes; Issues on the health care spending of senior citizens; Projected reduction in the 1997 Balanced Budget Act.