Tag Archive for ‘health care entitlement reform’
Dual eligible beneficiaries: Roles for surgeons under health care reform
Medicare and Medicaid coverage access to care issue for dual eligibles are reviewed in this article. Provisions in the Affordable Care Act that are designed to improve care for this patient population, including those calling for establishment of state demonstration projects, are described.
Medicare reform: A look at the House Ways and Means proposal
This article provides an overview of legislation under consideration in the House Ways and Means Committee, which seeks to contain Medicare spending by increasing cost sharing for Parts B and D. A breakdown of various provisions in the bill, a look at the literature on cost sharing, and a discussion of the politics behind the proposed legislation are highlighted.
Merging Medicare Parts A and B: Potential effects on beneficiaries, surgeons, and other stakeholders
The time is ripe for Medicare Parts A and B to merge, according to this article, which examines the potential effects of such a merger on the delivery of patient care, the federal government, and providers.