Citations with the tag: MEDICARE beneficiaries
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- Study shows gap in care for discharged patients.
// Hospital Peer Review; Jun2009, Vol. 34 Issue 6, p73
The article discusses research being done on the rehospitalization of Medicare beneficiaries in the U.S., published in the April 2009 issue of the "New England Journal of Medicine."
- Feds revising drug discount proposal.
// Drug Utilization Review; Jan2002, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p5
Reports that the administration of U.S President George W. Bush is preparing to offer discounts on medicines sold to Medicare beneficiaries. Reason for the blockage of the administration's original plan by a federal district court judge in September 2001; Comment of Susan C. Winckler of the...
- Study eyes EOL trends for Medicare patients.
// Hospital Peer Review; Oct2011, Vol. 36 Issue 10, p116
The article discusses the result of a study regarding the end of life (EOL) trends for Medicare beneficiaries in the U.S.
- The Des Moines Register.
// Hill; 5/8/2007, Vol. 14 Issue 53, p36
The article focuses on the issue concerning the plan of the U.S. government to implement cheaper prices on drugs for Medicare beneficiaries.
- Comparing Medicare Beneficiaries, by Type of Post-Acute Care Received: 1999.
Shatto, Andrew // Health Care Financing Review; Winter2002, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p137
Compares the functional limitations, health status, chronic conditions, marital status, and household composition of Medicare beneficiaries in the U.S. who received acute care services by the type, if any, of post-acute care received, utilizing data from the 1999 Medicare Current Beneficiary...
- More rural help needed.
Gilstrap, M.E. // Modern Healthcare; 1/5/2004, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p23
Presents a letter to the editor in response to the article "Rural Realities," by Tim Size in the December 1, 2003 issue.
- �released too soon�.
Cardin, Virginia A. // Modern Healthcare; 5/18/2009, Vol. 39 Issue 20, p24
A letter to the editor is presented concerning the rehospitalization of Medicare patients in the U.S.
- HCFA revises proposed ABN for Labs.
Szabo, Joan // MLO: Medical Laboratory Observer; Jun2001, Vol. 33 Issue 6, p60
Focuses on the efforts of the U.S. Health Care Financing Administration to standardize advanced beneficiary notices (ABN) given by Medicare Part B providers to beneficiaries. Information on ABN; Improvements to the notice; Reason for the revisions.
- Competitive bidding provokes controversy.
Bersch, Carren // MLO: Medical Laboratory Observer; Mar2003, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p44
Focuses on issues related to competitive bidding among healthcare organizations in the U.S. Accounts on the Congressional support to bidding; Accessibility of health care services by Medicare beneficiaries; Establishment of the National Coverage Policies for clinical laboratory test.
- Repeat colonoscopies frequent among Medicare patients.
Bersch, Carren // Medical Economics; 6/10/2011, Vol. 88 Issue 11, p66
The article focuses on the result of a study which confirms the frequent repeated colonoscopy than the recommended screening guidelines among Medicare patients in the U.S.
- Medicare quality improvement organization reminder about beneficiary rights.
Bersch, Carren // Jackson Advocate; 7/22/2010, Vol. 72 Issue 40, p12A
The article offers information on the beneficiary rights of Medicare recipients as stated by the Medicare quality improvement organization Information and Quality Healthcare (IQH).
- ABN Query.
Kesselman, Paul; Papperman, Richard // Podiatry Management; Nov/Dec2007, Vol. 26 Issue 9, p24
A letter to the editor is presented inquiring whether an advance beneficiary notice (ABN) can be filled out in advance prior to a procedure or must be filled out on the day of surgery.
- Medicare help available locally.
Kesselman, Paul; Papperman, Richard // Lakelander (Whitney, TX); 3/23/2011, Vol. 25 Issue 12, p5
The article reports on the move of the Heart of Texas Council of Government Area Agency on Aging to visit locally with the beneficiaries of Medicare to assist their Medicare inquiries.
- Medicare previews Rx plan Web site.
Kesselman, Paul; Papperman, Richard // Drug Topics; 8/22/2005, Vol. 149 Issue 16, p10
Reports on a preview of a web site on which Medicare beneficiaries will be able to research drug plans and enroll in the drug benefit.
- Ethicalness of surgical care at end-of-life.
Kesselman, Paul; Papperman, Richard // Medical Ethics Advisor; Feb2012, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p18
The article focuses on a study conducted to examine national patterns of surgical care among elderly fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries, who died in the U.S. in 2008.
- Chains provide help in sorting out PDPs.
Kesselman, Paul; Papperman, Richard // Chain Drug Review; 12/6/2010, Vol. 32 Issue 21, p1
The article reports that pharmacy chains in the U.S. are helping Medicare recipients in exploring the available prescription drug plans (PDPs).
- Health Affairs.
Kesselman, Paul; Papperman, Richard // Biomedical Market Newsletter; 8/23/2011, Vol. 21, p182
The article reports that managed care program of Medicare offers numerous private health plan alternatives to beneficiaries compared to traditional Medicare.
- Additional findings from OIG report.
Kesselman, Paul; Papperman, Richard // Hospital Peer Review; Jan2011, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p3
The article offers information on the additional findings from the Office of the Inspector General's (OIG) report "Adverse Events in Hospitals: National Incidence Among Medicare Beneficiaries" particularly 42% of the common cause for temporary harm was related to medication in the U.S.
- Covered or Noncovered? The Cataract Menu.
McCune, Donna // Review of Ophthalmology; Nov2011, Vol. 18 Issue 11, p24
The article presents questions and answers related to Medicare coverage for cataract surgery including whether the coverage includes all the services and items related to cataract surgery, the other considerations covered under the Medicare which are still associated with such surgery, and...
- Report: Racial disparities seen in care for Medicare managed care enrollees.
Parker, Che // AHA News; 3/18/2002, Vol. 38 Issue 10, p12
Presents a study that proved the existence of a racial disparity among African-American Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in managed care health plans in the U.S. Details of a study which was published on March 13, 2002 in the 'Journal of the Medical Association'; Information on the lack of...
- Fraudster pumps up Medicare bills.
Dunning, Matt; Greenwald, Judy; Tsikoudakis, Mike; Veysey, Sarah // Business Insurance; 10/10/2011, Vol. 45 Issue 39, p34
The article reports on a fraud committed by Planned Eldercare Inc. owner Gary Winner in which he victimized Medicare beneficiaries by selling them erectile pumps which he claimed to be devices for bladder control, urinary flow and prostate comfort.
- Assessing Medicare Beneficiaries' Readiness to Make Informed Health Plan Choices.
Levesque, Deborah A.; Prochaska, James O.; Cummins, Carol O.; Terrell, Sherry; Miranda, David // Health Care Financing Review; Fall2001, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p87
Discusses a study which developed Transtheoretical Model (TTM) staging algorithms to assess the readiness of Medicare beneficiaries to make informed health plan choices. Types of informed choice; Description of the TTM; Evidence for the construct validity of the stage measures; Applicability of...
- What Does Voluntary Disenrollment from Medicare+Choice Plans Mean to Beneficiaries?
Harris-Kojetin, Lauren D.; Jael, Elizabeth M.F.; Smith, Fiona; Kosiak, Beth; Brown, Julie // Health Care Financing Review; Fall2002, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p117
Discusses the results of testing information intended for Medicare beneficiaries about voluntary disenrollment from Medicare+Choice plans. Method of the study; Results and discussion; Conclusion.
- Appendix I: Social Security Administration Application for the Low-Income Subsidy, 2008.
Harris-Kojetin, Lauren D.; Jael, Elizabeth M.F.; Smith, Fiona; Kosiak, Beth; Brown, Julie // GAO Reports; 9/5/2008, p23
Several forms for applying for the low-income subsidy that relates to the report released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) regarding utilization of and access to Part D prescription drugs by Medicare beneficiaries.
- Appendix II: Comments from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Harris-Kojetin, Lauren D.; Jael, Elizabeth M.F.; Smith, Fiona; Kosiak, Beth; Brown, Julie // GAO Reports; 9/5/2008, p31
Comments from Vincent J. Ventimiglia and Kerry Weems of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that relate to the report released by the Government Accountability Office regarding utilization of and access to Part D prescription drugs by Medicare beneficiaries.
- Appendix III: Comments from the Social Security Administration.
Harris-Kojetin, Lauren D.; Jael, Elizabeth M.F.; Smith, Fiona; Kosiak, Beth; Brown, Julie // GAO Reports; 9/5/2008, p33
Comments from Michael J. Astrue, commissioner of the U.S. Social Security Administration, that relate to the report released by the Government Accountability Office regarding utilization of and access to Part D prescription drugs by Medicare beneficiaries.
- Appendix IV: GAO Contact and Staff Acknowledgments.
Harris-Kojetin, Lauren D.; Jael, Elizabeth M.F.; Smith, Fiona; Kosiak, Beth; Brown, Julie // GAO Reports; 9/5/2008, p34
Information on the contract, objectives and public affairs that relate to the report released by the U.S. Government Accountability Office regarding utilization of and access to Part D prescription drugs by Medicare beneficiaries.
- Report: Retirees should save $150K for medical care.
Millman, Jason // Hill; 12/2/2010, Vol. 17 Issue 124, p19
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- PHARMACY WATCH.
Millman, Jason // Drug Store News; 9/27/2004, Vol. 26 Issue 12, p10
Reports developments related to the drugstore sectors in the U.S. Derivation of savings among Medicare beneficiaries in life-enhancing drugs purchasing; Allegation of violating the privacy rights of customers by Albertsons; Schedule for the 2004 Fall Educational Conference of the National...
- Spectrum nixes MA PPO contract with BCBSM.
Slowik, Elizabeth // Grand Rapids Business Journal; 2/14/2011, Vol. 29 Issue 7, p1
The article suggests that about 3,200 customers of Medicare Advantage in West Michigan will like face higher charges from using the Spectrum Health or the Spectrum Health Medical Group.
- Medicare changes may be costly for insurers, employers.
Ceniceros, Roberto // Business Insurance; 3/8/2010, Vol. 44 Issue 10, p1
The article reports that the proposal to change Medicare which would require insurers liable for reporting claims from Medicare beneficiaries will increase costs for insurers and employers according to analysts.
- After lawsuit, Medicare to ease drug benefit enrollment for poor.
Young, Jeffrey // Hill; 6/20/2008, Vol. 15 Issue 73, p12
The article reports that, after the settlement of a class action lawsuit, the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush works harder to protect the poorest Medicare beneficiaries from falling through the cracks of the Part D drugs benefit enrollment process.
Young, Jeffrey // JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute; 10/21/2009, Vol. 101 Issue 20, p1433
A correction to the article "Association of a Cancer Diagnosis With Vulnerability and Frailty in Older Medicare Beneficiaries" that was published in the December 16, 2008 issue is presented.
- Longevity and Health Care Expenditures: The Real Reasons Older People Spend More.
Zhou Yang; Norton, Edward C.; Stearns, Sally C. // Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences & Socia; Jan2003, Vol. 58B Issue 1, pS2
Objectives. In this study, we investigated the relative contributions of both age and time to death to health care expenditures for elderly Medicare beneficiaries. We also analyzed differences in expenditure patterns by age and time to death for various service types and payers. Methods. We...
- Hospitalizations lead to more SNF stays.
Gustafson, Mary // McKnight's Long-Term Care News; Nov2011, Vol. 32 Issue 11, p4
The article focuses on hospitalization of medical beneficiaries for acute care treatment of stroke and hip fracture.
- Drug Abuse in Medicare.
Gustafson, Mary // Chain Drug Review; 10/24/2011, Vol. 33 Issue 18, p79
The article reports that Medicate beneficiaries in the U.S. are involved in drug abuse as they buy exceedingly large amount painkillers and other drugs than required.
- HHS Secretary Sebelius, CMS Administrator Berwick, and Other Administration Officials to Discuss New Efforts to Improve Care for Medicare Beneficiaries.
Gustafson, Mary // Biomedical Market Newsletter; 5/21/2011, p921
The article reports on the discussions of Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Dr. Donald Berwick and other administration officials towards care improvement for Medicare beneficiaries in the U.S.
- Costs, mortality skyrocket following infection in cardiac device recipients.
Gustafson, Mary // Biomedical Market Newsletter; 9/26/2011, Vol. 21, p684
The article presents a study on 200,000 Medicare beneficiaries who received pacemaker and defibrillator implantations, finding that infections after cardiac device implantations or replacement result in extremely high costs both financially and in terms of patient mortality in the U.S.
- Prescription Drugs: Trends in Usual and Customary Prices for Drugs Frequently Used by Medicare and Non-Medicare Enrollees: GAO-05-104R.
Gustafson, Mary // GAO Reports; 10/6/2004, p1
This report responds to a Congressional request for information on trends in prices for prescription drugs frequently used by Medicare beneficiaries and other individual with health insurance. We obtained data from two state pharmaceutical assistance programs for the elderly on the usual and...
- Prescription Drugs: Increasing Medicare Beneficiary Access and Related Implications: T-HEHS/AIMD-00-100.
Scanlon, William J. // GAO Reports; 2/16/2000, p1
Focuses on increasing of Medicare and beneficiary access to prescription drugs in the U.S. Gaps in the Medicare program; Long-term cost measures facing the Medicare program.
- Medicare Ultrasound Procedures: Consideration of Payment Reforms and Technician Qualifications Requirements: GAO-07-734.
Scanlon, William J. // GAO Reports; 6/28/2007, p1
Medicare spending on imaging services, among which are ultrasound procedures that use sound waves to facilitate diagnosis, nearly doubled from 1999 to 2004. The Congress required GAO to examine Medicare's payment methods for ultrasound procedures and whether the technicians that conduct...
- CMs help seniors understand treatment plans.
Scanlon, William J. // Hospital Home Health; Dec2008, Vol. 25 Issue 12, p140
The article reports on a program initiated by case managers at the University of Michigan Faculty Group Practice Medical Management Center to enable Medicare beneficiaries to understand the purpose of their treatment plans.
- Physical Therapy Cap Legislation Would Benefit Millions of Medicare Patients.
Scanlon, William J. // PT: Magazine of Physical Therapy; Apr2002, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p8
Discusses about the Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. Beneficial effect of the legislation for Medicare patients; Stance of physical therapist on the legislation; Sponsors of the bill.
- Medicare Part D Subsidies: Final Reconciliation Rules Heating Up Summer Anxiety.
Eggertsen, John H. // Benefits & Compensation Digest; Jul2007, Vol. 44 Issue 7, p28
The article highlights the problems that retirement plan providers and sponsors might encounter in relation to complying with the Medicare Part D subsidies in the U.S. It offers information on the Medicare Retiree Drug Subsidiary Program. It describes how the program was designed and...
- Beneficiaries' Perceptions of New Medicare Health Plan Choice Print Materials.
Harris-Kojetin, Lauren; McCormack, Lauren A.; Ja � l, Elizabeth M.F.; Lissy, Karen S. // Health Care Financing Review; Fall2001, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p21
Presents a study that examined the impressions of Medicare beneficiaries on a pilot version of the 'Medicare & You' handbook and the Medicare Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Study survey report. List of main research questions addressed through the focus groups; Reactions to the booklets;...
- Preventing Medical Errors: Communicating a Role for Medicare Beneficiaries.
Swift, Elaine K.; Koepke, Christopher P.; Ferrer, Jorge A.; Miranda, David // Health Care Financing Review; Fall2001, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p77
Presents a study which concluded that public health campaigns to reduce medical errors need not undermine trust in providers. Reactions of Medicare beneficiaries to preventive actions of health organizations; Advocacy for a collaborative patient-provider relationship; Specific preventive action...
- Family Members and Friends Who Help Beneficiaries Make Health Decisions.
Sofaer, Shoshanna; Kreling, Barbara; Kenney, Erin; Swift, Elaine K.; Dewart, Tracey // Health Care Financing Review; Fall2001, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p105
Presents a study which documented the role of family members and friends of Medicare beneficiaries in the health care decisions and reception of inadequate Medicare information by beneficiaries in San Diego, California and Baltimore, Maryland. Health-related triggers for help and information;...
- Constraining Medicare Home Health Reimbursement: What Are the Outcomes?
McCall, Nelda; Korb, Jodi; Petersons, Andrew; Moore, Stanley // Health Care Financing Review; Winter2002, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p57
Presents a study which examined the outcomes experienced by Medicare beneficiaries who use home health services before and after the contraction in utilization that followed the enactment of the 1997 Balanced Budget Act (BBA) in the U.S. Review of studies on the impact of BBA; Limitations of...
- New Health Option Plan Set By Aetna In Md., N.J., Pa.
McCall, Nelda; Korb, Jodi; Petersons, Andrew; Moore, Stanley // Insurance Advocate; 12/23/2002, Vol. 113 Issue 48, p8
Focuses on the development of health option plan set by Aetna Inc. in the U.S. Introduction of Golden Choice Plan; Insurance coverage for prescription drugs; Derivation of health benefits solutions to Medicare beneficiaries.
- Medicare not perfect, not a total mess either.
Tieman, Jeff // Modern Healthcare; 8/5/2002, Vol. 32 Issue 31, p8
Focuses on a report by the U.S. health care industry experts on the challenges faced by Medicare as of August 2002. Problems of Medicare; Stand of provider groups on the Medicare assessment that congressional involvement harms the program; Recommendations for policymakers as they assess...