Medicare politics at work
- Congress Boosts 2003 Medicare Fees. // Review of Ophthalmology;Mar2003, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p10
Reports on the passage of an Omnibus Appropriations Bill provision that would eliminate some percentage in physician Medicare payments in the U.S. Implications for the health care industry.
- Where Medicare money goes. // AHA News;12/16/96, Vol. 32 Issue 49, p6
Presents a breakdown of Medicare spending from 1990 to 1996. Hospital inpatient; Skilled nursing and long-term care; Home health; Physicians and other practitioners.
- Home-health spending shift might spare hospitals from `draconian' cuts. Cassil, Alwyn // AHA News;1/20/97, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p1
Focuses on the government proposal to shift most home-health care spending from Medicare's hospital trust fund. Features of the proposal; Reaction by Republican Party leaders to the proposal; Reason for the proposal; Comment by Medicare Trustee Marilyn Moon; Benefits of the move.
- Medicare payment experiment forces docs, hospitals to cooperate. Dunn, Philip // AHA News;09/15/97, Vol. 33 Issue 36, p4
Reports on the pre-testing of the Medicare Provider Partnership Demonstration project designed by US Health Care Financing Administration to physicians and hospitals. Mechanics of the project; Steps concerning Medicare reimbursements; Limitations of the project.
- Medicare extends coverage for pap smears, adds mammograms. // Aging;1991, Issue 362, p42
Announces that Medicare will now pay for Pap smears and also pay 80 percent of the cost of mammograms once every two years for women aged 65 and over. When the benefits started; Restrictions.
- Medicare drugs top Congress' health agenda. Hofmann, Mark A. // Business Insurance;12/23/2002 Double Issue, Vol. 36 Issue 51, p3
Reports on the decision of U.S. congressmen to give priority to medicare prescription drug benefits in their health agenda for the year 2003. Control of health care by patients and physicians; Brief information about reforms for health insurers.
- Catastrophic health benefits translate into catastrophic taxes. Ferrara, P.J. // Consumers' Research Magazine;Apr89, Vol. 72 Issue 4, p11
Describes the cost to the elderly, of new catastrophic medical benefits, recently included in Medicare. Increase in monthly premiums; Range of benefits; Services not covered; How to correct the problem. INSET: Long-term reform..
- Medical savings accounts and managed-care plans. Hanson, Cynthia; Nordahl, Peter // Christian Science Monitor;7/19/95, Vol. 87 Issue 163, p2
Reports on the plans of the House GOP to revamp Medicare. Outline of the plan given to the Associated Press.
- Is it time to overhaul Medicare? // Consumer Reports;Oct95, Vol. 60 Issue 10, p637
Reports on the debate whether to change the way Medicare pays for medical care services. Optional vouchers system as a major proposal for redesigning Medicare; Advantages of vouchers; Disadvantages of vouchers; Argument for a wholesale redesign of Medicare.
- Medicare Benefits. // Economic Trends (07482922);Aug98, p13
Presents information on Medicare benefits in the United States. Details on reimbursement rules in the United States; Rate of growth for Medicare; Details on Medicare benefits for middle-aged people in the US.