Lawmaker Calls Medicare Givebacks Likely, Others Disagree
- `Blended' rates set for Medicare HMOS. Gardner, Jonathan // Modern Healthcare;03/08/99, Vol. 29 Issue 10, p6
Focuses on the blend of national and local payment rates for Medicare health maintenance organizations in the United States. Reason for not implementing the blend payment rate in 1998 or 1999; Purpose of the blend.
- Medicare Cuts. Guglielmo, Wayne J. // Medical Economics;1/10/2003, Vol. 80 Issue 1, p81
Focuses on the impact of the reduction of Medicare funding on patients in the U.S. as of January 2003. Online survey conducted by the American Medical Association; Decrease in the number of physicians accepting new Medicare patients.
- Frank words from the top. Guglielmo, Wayne J. // Medical Economics;1/10/2003, Vol. 80 Issue 1, p96
Interviews U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administrator Thomas A. Scully regarding cuts in physician Medicare pay. Fixing of the physician pay formula; Diminished access to physician services due to the cuts; Payments for adult immunization.
- Medicare solvency still in question. // Nation's Health;Jul96, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p5
Presents forecasts for the financial status of Medicare by the 21st century. Legislative debate on the provisions of the Medicare reform program; Efforts to address short-term financial problems facing Medicare.
- Medicare: What's right? What's wrong? What's next? Wilensky, Gail R.; Newhouse, Joseph P. // Health Affairs;Jan/Feb1999, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p92
Suggests a premium-support system and an expanded benefits package for Medicare in the United States. Medicare's projected financing problem; Inadequacies of the relief provided by the 1997 Balanced Budget Act; Division of the financing burden between the elderly and the nonelderly.
- New forecasts could pinch Medicare increases. Gatty, Bob // Ophthalmology Times;1/2/95, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p4
Reports that physicians will receive a substantial increase in overall reimbursement levels for services provided to Medicare patients, but new government forecasts for healthcare spending could reduce such increases in the future. Use of Medicare's Resource-Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS)...
- State funding, Medicare changes, complicating decisions on Golden Hill. Keegan, Theresa // Hudson Valley Business Journal;6/6/2011, Vol. 22 Issue 23, p5
The article reports that state funding uncertainties and changes to the Medicare complicate the efforts of Ulster County, New York to establish a long-term solution for the Golden Hills Health Care.
- Profiling resource use by primary-care practices: Managed Medicare implications. Parente, Stephen T.; Weiner, Jonathan P. // Health Care Financing Review;Summer96, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p23
Examines variations in elderly Medicare beneficiaries' health service use through the use of a 100-percent sample of fee-for-service (FFS) claims data from Alabama, Iowa and Maryland. Methods of defining the unit of observation; Percent of patients with selected characteristics by state; Means...
- How to free the elderly from Medicare shackles. Ferrara, Peter J.; Goodman, John C. // Human Events;5/12/95, Vol. 51 Issue 18, p15
Focuses on the direct effect of the balanced budget proposal in the United States on the Medicare program. Cut in the growth of Medicare as immediate effect of the proposal; Medical Savings Accounts (MSA) as solution to the problems of the Medicare program; Alternatives for the health care program.