Tax subsidy's impact remains to be seen
- Eight in 10 Seniors Satisfied with Medicare Drug Benefit. // Aging News Alert;5/8/2009, p15
The article offers information on the study conducted by the periodical "Medicare Today," that shows that the majority of medicare beneficiaries in U.S. are satisfied with the medicare part D drug benefit. It reveals that the overall satisfaction with the benefit has risen from 78% to 84% since...
- Board Focuses on Strategies for Alternative Payment, Activities Against Referral for Profit, and Enhancing Web Resources. // PT: Magazine of Physical Therapy;Jan2007, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p12
The article discusses the November 2006 meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association's Board of Directors. The Board decided to allocate substantial resources to develop alternative payment methodologies for Medicare charges and addressed research about health policy issues in the future.
- MA plans hope for survival after major rate cuts. BONVISSUTO, KIMBERLY // Managed Healthcare Executive;Jul2010, Vol. 20 Issue 7, p5
The article reports on the benefits of Medicare Advantage (MA) plan. It states that more that 11 million senior have taken MA plan as a positive endorsement with better outcomes. According to a report number of healthcare plan decline from 2009 to 2010. It also discusses the advantage of taking...
- The Bush Administration's Framework for Medicare Reform. // OECD Economic Surveys: United States;Oct2002, p233
Outlines the framework of the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush for medicare reform as of 2002. Principles released in the intention of guiding the congressional development of an acceptable restructuring proposal about medical care in the nation.
- (COMMENTARY) Medicare Celebrates Its 45th Anniversary. // Aging News Alert;7/30/2010, p20
The article presents information regarding Medicare which covers nearly 42 million people in the U.S. Medicare provides not only insurance of the elderly for medical care but also provide desperately needed coverage for Americans under age 65 who suffer from certain disabilities or chronic diseases.
- A Better Solution For Medicare. Moffit, Robert // Business Journal (Central New York);2/18/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 7, p33
Comments on the introduction of a new Medicare law in the U.S. Significance of the new law for Medicare's long-term financial crisis; Coverage of the new legislation; Requirements of the new law.
- An Age-Old Dilemma. Hwang, Lucia // California Nurse;Apr2006, Vol. 102 Issue 3, p8
The author reflects on the problem of uninsured old people who can't afford to buy insurance and doesn't qualify for Medicare yet. She believes that the United States should provide national healthcare for its residents. Doctor Alan Steinberg is quoted condemning the growing number of the...
- Managed Care Rules Included in Year-End Corrections. // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Feb2005, Vol. 59 Issue 2, p14
This article reports that CMS modified a much earlier Medicare managed care rule. In its August 22, 2003, "Modifications to Managed Care Rules," CMS described changes to the intermediate sanctions regulations, but the agency inadvertently omitted the description of the $25,000 civil monetary...
- New drug benefit to help many seniors. // Fairfield County Business Journal;6/13/2005, Vol. 44 Issue 24, p16
This article reports that an analysis of Medicare data shows that seniors with chronic conditions are likely to pay much more from their own pockets for prescription drugs than the average beneficiary under Medicare's new drug benefit. Using data from the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey,...