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- A fractious debate hits hospitals. Gardner, Jonathan // Modern Healthcare;10/23/2000, Vol. 30 Issue 44, p6
Discusses issues surrounding the proposed Medicare payment relief bill in the United States. Information on the bill; Opposition to the bill; Reaction from healthcare officials.
- Medicare revamp gets another try. Gardner, Jonathan // Modern Healthcare;02/12/2001, Vol. 31 Issue 7, p16
Reports on the planned reintroduction of a legislation that aims to transform Medicare to a subsidy program that helps seniors buy private-sector healthcare insurance. Senators who led the effort to restructure the Medicare program; Details on the proposals; Focus of the 2000 bill.
- MSAs: My money, but our problem. Taft, Nathaniel B. // Business Insurance;12/4/95, Vol. 29 Issue 49, p39
Talks about the troubling questions about medical savings account (MSA) proposals in the United States. Legislation in Congress that would permit Medicare beneficiaries to switch to medical savings accounts; Financial and factual questions raised by MSAs; Lack of adequate cost controls of...
- Premium Rebates and the Quiet Consensus on Market Reform for Medicare. Feldman, Roger; Dowd, Bryan E.; Coulam, Robert; Nichols, Len; Mutti, Anne // Health Care Financing Review;Winter2001, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p19
Explores the economic rationale for allowing Medicare health plans to offer rebates in the U.S. Historical perspective on the rebate debate; Implementation issues that need to be addressed before 2003; Implications of premium rebates for legislative proposals for Medicare reform.
- Regulators At NAIC Parse New Medicare Drug Law. Connolly, Jim // National Underwriter / Life & Health Financial Services;12/15/2003, Vol. 107 Issue 50, p3
Reports on the challenge in implementing of the new Medicare prescription drug law in the U.S. Importance of educating consumers about the new prescription coverage benefits; Indication of the benefit programs; Effectivity date for the federal prescription benefits program.
- Medicare Part B: To stay or go? Canally, Sandra C. // Drug Topics;7/23/2007, Vol. 151 Issue 14, p72
The article comments on the effect of the Medicare Modernization Act's implementation on community pharmacies' participation in Medicare Part B in the U.S. According to the author, if community pharmacies choose not to participate, many of their longtime patients and steady customers will...
- Physical Therapy Facing Challenges In the New Congress. Mason, Dave // PT: Magazine of Physical Therapy;Feb2005, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p35
The article highlights the implications of federal deficit on physical therapy profession in the U.S. The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 proved to be a classic example of how the best intentions can produce enormously negative consequences. While the legislation is widely credited with helping to...
- Accord Forestalls Medicare Cuts. // Review of Ophthalmology;Mar2006, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p4
The article reports on the approval by the U.S. House of Representatives on February 1, 2006 of the amended Budget Reconciliation Agreement. The law froze the rates of Medicare physician payment at 2005 levels, which stopped the 4.4% decrease in 2006 Medicare physician payments that took effect...
- Certain regulatory issues surround P4P programs. Senterfitt, Barry // Managed Healthcare Executive;Sep2006, Vol. 16 Issue 9, p18
The article reports on the regulatory issues surrounding the pay-for-performance (P4P) programs of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It cites the issues related with the laws enacted by the Congress in 1990 which regulates physician incentive plans (PIP) used by Medicaid and...