BY THE NUMBERS MEDICARE / MEDICAID
- ... with help from Medicare, Medicaid. // Family Practice Management;Jan1999, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p18
Reports on the slowing down of spending growth for public health care programs, primarily Medicare and Medicaid, in the United States in 1997 for the third year in a row. Growth rate of Medicare and Medicaid spending; Factors contributing to the slow growth rate.
- Medicare and Medicaid: The relationship to total health care spending. // Health Care Financing Review;1995 Supplement, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p16
Reports on the relationship of Medicare and Medicaid to total health care spending in the United States for the calendar years 1971-1993. Factors slowing the growth of Medicare payments; Enactment of the 1991 Medicaid Voluntary Contribution and Pr ovider-Specific Tax Amendments.
- Melding Medicare, Medicaid. Morrissey, John // Modern Healthcare;03/24/97, Vol. 27 Issue 12, p12
Reports that in an attempt to cut cost in the medical care industry, the state of Massachusetts is seeking approval to combine funding and programs for its elderly patients, who are eligible for Medicaid and Medicare. Other states which plan to attempt such a measure; How the cost problem will...
- Medicare and Medicaid: The relationship to total health care spending. // Health Care Financing Review;1996 Supplement, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p14
Discusses the statistics of the links of medical care expenditures under the Medicaid and Medicare programs from 1971 to 1994. Increase in the percentage of spending shared by the programs between 1970 and 1980; Reversal of spending growth trends in the growth of Medicare expenditures in 1989.
- CMS reducing pay for HAC. Colkern, Pam Tayon // MLO: Medical Laboratory Observer;Jun2008, Vol. 40 Issue 6, p56
The article focuses on the plan of the Centers for Medicare and Medical Services (CMS) to reduce the Medicare payments at hospital-acquired conditions through the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 in the U.S. The legislation will require Medicare to revise the payments of the diagnosis-related group...
- Confronting the Rising Costs of Healthcare in Medicare and Medicaid. Moon, Marilyn // Generations;Spring2005, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p59
The article informs that Medicare and Medicaid cannot be successful in holding down costs over the long run if healthcare spending in general is escalating. As stated, the pressures driving costs upward come from all parts of the healthcare system. The problems driving Medicare costs upward are...
- Pricing Health Care Back into the Market. Gaby, Alan R. // Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients;Jun2005, Issue 263, p67
The article discusses the cost of medical care in the U.S. According to the author, the American healthcare system, which boasts of being the best in the world, is in some ways the worst, since it is unable to provide the most basic services for anything remotely resembling a reasonable price....
- Health care spending up slightly, still outpaces GDP and inflation. // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Feb2008, Vol. 82 Issue 2, p66
The article reports on the increase in health care spending in the U.S. In 2006, health care spending reached a total of $2.1 trillion, or $7,026 per person, up from $6,649 per person in 2005, according to the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Out-of-pocket spending grew 3.8 percent...
- Expenditure Effects of Changes in Medicaid Benefit Coverage: An Alcohol and Substance Abuse Example. Reutzel, Thomas J.; Becker, Fred W.; Sanders, Barbra K. // American Journal of Public Health;Apr87, Vol. 77 Issue 4, p503
Abstract: An evaluation of the effect on total health care costs of a Medicaid demonstration project to provide coverage for alcoholism and substance abuse was conducted in Illinois in 1983. A pre/post-treatment analysis of expenditures for a subgroup of demonstration clients suggests that the...