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  1. 75 FR 32858 - Medicare Program; Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare...

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    2010-06-10

    ...-AP77 Medicare Program; Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare...; Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit... entitled ``Medicare Program; Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage and the...

  2. 77 FR 32407 - Medicare Program; Changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-06-01

    ... Medicare Program; Changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs for...; Changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs for Contract Year...-9364. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background In FR Doc. 2012-8071 of April 12, 2012 (77 FR...

  3. 75 FR 71064 - Medicare Program; Proposed Changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug...

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    2010-11-22

    ... Medicare Program; Proposed Changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit... Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs for Contract Year 2012 and Other... CONTACT: Sabrina Ahmed, (410) 786-7499. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background In FR Doc....

  4. 78 FR 43820 - Medicare Program; Medical Loss Ratio Requirements for the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare...

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    2013-07-22

    ... Program; Medical Loss Ratio Requirements for the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug...; Medical Loss Ratio Requirements for the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit... In FR Doc. 2013-12156 of May 23, 2013 (78 FR 31284), there were a number of technical,...

  5. 78 FR 16614 - Medicare Program; Medicare Hospital Insurance (Part A) and Medicare Supplementary Medical...

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    2013-03-18

    ..., appeals of Part A claim denials that were remanded from the ALJ level to the QIC level will be returned to the ALJ level for adjudication of the Part A claim appeal consistent with the scope of review... Medicare Program; Medicare Hospital Insurance (Part A) and Medicare Supplementary Medical Insurance (Part...

  6. Medicare

    MedlinePlus

    ... receiving health services. . . . . . . . . 15 If you have other health insurance. . . . . . . . . . . 15 Contacting Social Security Visit our website At ... 2048 What is Medicare? Medicare is our country’s health insurance program for people age 65 or older. People ...

  7. Medicare

    Cancer.gov

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administers Medicare, a Health Insurance Program for people age 65 or older, some disabled people under age 65, and people of all ages with End-Stage Renal Disease.

  8. Medicare

    MedlinePlus

    Medicare is the U.S. government's health insurance program for people age 65 or older. Some people under age 65 can qualify for Medicare, too. They include those with disabilities, permanent kidney ...

  9. 76 FR 59138 - Medicare Program; Medicare Appeals; Adjustment to the Amount in Controversy Threshold Amounts for...

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    2011-09-23

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicare Program; Medicare Appeals; Adjustment to the Amount in Controversy Threshold Amounts for Calendar Year 2012 AGENCY: Centers for Medicare... review under the Medicare appeals process. The adjustment to the AIC threshold amounts will be...

  10. 42 CFR 421.304 - Medicare integrity program contractor functions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Medicare integrity program contractor functions... AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICARE PROGRAM MEDICARE CONTRACTING Medicare Integrity Program Contractors § 421.304 Medicare integrity program contractor functions. The contract between CMS and a...

  11. 42 CFR 421.304 - Medicare integrity program contractor functions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 3 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Medicare integrity program contractor functions. 421.304 Section 421.304 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICARE PROGRAM (CONTINUED) MEDICARE CONTRACTING Medicare...

  12. 42 CFR 421.304 - Medicare integrity program contractor functions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 3 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Medicare integrity program contractor functions. 421.304 Section 421.304 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICARE PROGRAM (CONTINUED) MEDICARE CONTRACTING Medicare...

  13. 42 CFR 421.304 - Medicare integrity program contractor functions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 3 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Medicare integrity program contractor functions. 421.304 Section 421.304 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICARE PROGRAM MEDICARE CONTRACTING Medicare Integrity...

  14. 42 CFR 421.304 - Medicare integrity program contractor functions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 3 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Medicare integrity program contractor functions. 421.304 Section 421.304 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICARE PROGRAM (CONTINUED) MEDICARE CONTRACTING Medicare...

  15. 75 FR 19677 - Medicare Program; Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare...

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    2010-04-15

    ...This final rule makes revisions to the regulations governing the Medicare Advantage (MA) program (Part C) and prescription drug benefit program (Part D) based on our continued experience in the administration of the Part C and D programs. The revisions strengthen various program participation and exit requirements; strengthen beneficiary protections; ensure that plan offerings to beneficiaries......

  16. 77 FR 22071 - Medicare Program; Changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit...

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    2012-04-12

    ...This final rule with comment period revises the Medicare Advantage (MA) program (Part C) regulations and prescription drug benefit program (Part D) regulations to implement new statutory requirements; strengthen beneficiary protections; exclude plan participants that perform poorly; improve program efficiencies; and clarify program requirements. It also responds to public comments regarding......

  17. Cost of schizophrenia in the Medicare program.

    PubMed

    Feldman, Rachel; Bailey, Robert A; Muller, James; Le, Jennifer; Dirani, Riad

    2014-06-01

    Medicare beneficiaries diagnosed with non-schizoaffective schizophrenia (MBS) in a 5% national Medicare fee-for-service sample from 2003-2007 were followed for 1-6 years. Medicare population and cost estimates also were made from 2001-2009. Service utilization and Medicare (and beneficiary share) payments for all services except prescription drugs were analyzed. Although adults with schizophrenia make up approximately 1% of the US adult population, they represent about 1.5% of Medicare beneficiaries. MBSs are disproportionately male and minority compared to national data describing the overall schizophrenia population. They also are younger than the general Medicare population (GMB): males are 9 years younger than females on average, and most enter Medicare long before age 65 through eligibility for social security disability, remaining in the program until death. The cost of care for MBSs in 2009 was, on average, 80% higher than for the average GMB per patient year (2010 dollars), and more than 50% of these costs are attributable to a combination of psychiatric and medical hospitalizations, concentrated in about 30% of MBSs with 1 or more hospitalizations per year. From 2004-2009, total estimated Medicare fee-for-service payments for MBSs increased from $9.4 billion to $11.5 billion, excluding Part D prescription drugs and payments for services to MBSs in Medicare for less than 1 year. Study results characterize utilization and costs for other services and suggest opportunities for further study to inform policy to improve access and continuity of care and decrease costs to the Medicare program associated with this population. PMID:24156665

  18. Medicare program; Medicare Shared Savings Program: Accountable Care Organizations. Final rule.

    PubMed

    2015-06-01

    This final rule addresses changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program including provisions relating to the payment of Accountable Care Organizations participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program. Under the Medicare Shared Savings Program, providers of services and suppliers that participate in an Accountable Care Organizations continue to receive traditional Medicare fee-for-service payments under Parts A and B, but the Accountable Care Organizations may be eligible to receive a shared savings payment if it meets specified quality and savings requirements. PMID:26065102

  19. 75 FR 71189 - Medicare Program; Proposed Changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-11-22

    ... Federal Register on January 28, 2005 (70 FR 4588 through 4741 and 70 FR 4194 through 4585, respectively... Medicare Part D prescription drug plan sponsors (72 FR 68700). In April 2008, we published a final rule to address policy and technical changes to the Part D program (73 FR 20486). In September 2008 and...

  20. 42 CFR 417.550 - Special Medicare program requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... HEALTH CARE PREPAYMENT PLANS Medicare Payment: Cost Basis § 417.550 Special Medicare program requirements... 42 Public Health 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Special Medicare program requirements. 417.550 Section 417.550 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND...

  1. 42 CFR 417.550 - Special Medicare program requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... HEALTH CARE PREPAYMENT PLANS Medicare Payment: Cost Basis § 417.550 Special Medicare program requirements... 42 Public Health 3 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Special Medicare program requirements. 417.550 Section 417.550 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND...

  2. 76 FR 79193 - Medicare Program; Independence at Home Demonstration Program

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    2011-12-21

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicare Program; Independence at Home... incentive and service delivery system that utilizes physician and nurse practitioner directed home-based... establishing the Independence at Home (IAH) Demonstration. The IAH Demonstration will test a service...

  3. 76 FR 68011 - Medicare Program; Advanced Payment Model

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    2011-11-02

    ... Medicare Program; Advanced Payment Model; Notice #0;#0;Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 212 / Wednesday... Services Medicare Program; Advanced Payment Model AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This notice announces the testing of the Advance Payment Model...

  4. 42 CFR 417.550 - Special Medicare program requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 3 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Special Medicare program requirements. 417.550 Section 417.550 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICARE PROGRAM (CONTINUED) HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS, COMPETITIVE...

  5. 42 CFR 417.550 - Special Medicare program requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 3 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Special Medicare program requirements. 417.550 Section 417.550 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICARE PROGRAM (CONTINUED) HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS, COMPETITIVE...

  6. 42 CFR 417.550 - Special Medicare program requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 3 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Special Medicare program requirements. 417.550 Section 417.550 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICARE PROGRAM (CONTINUED) HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS, COMPETITIVE...

  7. 76 FR 61103 - Medicare Program; Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative

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    2011-10-03

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicare Program; Comprehensive Primary Care... announces a solicitation for health care payer organizations to participate in the Comprehensive Primary Care initiative (CPC), a multipayer model designed to improve primary care. DATES: Letter of...

  8. Medicare

    MedlinePlus

    ... functionalities on this website may not be available. Medicare.gov Is my test, item, or service covered? ... added to Hospital Compare Learn more Address change/Medicare card issue? Lost or incorrect Medicare card? Select ...

  9. 75 FR 70165 - Medicare Program; Request for Information Regarding Accountable Care Organizations and the...

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    2010-11-17

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 42 CFR Chapter IV Medicare Program; Request for Information Regarding Accountable Care Organizations and the Medicare Shared Saving Program AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. ACTION: Request for information. SUMMARY: This...

  10. 76 FR 28196 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Opportunities for Alignment Under Medicaid and Medicare

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    2011-05-16

    ... health care, and long-term care supports and services. \\10\\ See Exec. Order No. 13563, 76 FR 14 (Jan. 18... discussion of this first step. \\11\\ See Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies, 74 FR... care under the Medicare and Medicaid programs for individuals with both Medicare and Medicaid...

  11. 76 FR 52955 - Medicare Program; Meeting of the Technical Advisory Panel on Medicare Trustee Reports

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    2011-08-24

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Medicare Program; Meeting of the Technical Advisory Panel on Medicare Trustee Reports... nature and will focus on the actuarial and economic assumptions and methods by which Trustees might...

  12. 76 FR 58514 - Medicare Program; Meeting of the Technical Advisory Panel on Medicare Trustee Reports

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    2011-09-21

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Medicare Program; Meeting of the Technical Advisory Panel on Medicare Trustee Reports... spending in the long run. The Panel's discussion is expected to be very technical in nature and will...

  13. 42 CFR 421.316 - Limitation on Medicare integrity program contractor liability.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Limitation on Medicare integrity program contractor... HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICARE PROGRAM MEDICARE CONTRACTING Medicare Integrity Program Contractors § 421.316 Limitation on Medicare integrity program contractor liability. (a) A MIP contractor,...

  14. Lessons Learned from the National Medicare & You Education Program

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    Goldstein, Elizabeth; Teichman, Lori; Crawley, Barbara; Gaumer, Gary; Joseph, Catherine; Reardon, Leo

    2001-01-01

    In fall 1998 CMS implemented the National Medicare Education Program (NMEP) to educate beneficiaries about their Medicare program benefits; health plan choices; supplemental health insurance; beneficiary rights, responsibilities, and protections; and health behaviors. CMS has been monitoring the implementation of the NMEP in six case study sites as well as monitoring each of the information channels for communicating with beneficiaries. This article describes select findings from the case studies, and highlights from assessment activities related to the Medicare & You handbook, the toll-free 1-800-MEDICARE Helpline, Internet, and Regional Education About Choices in Health (REACH). PMID:12500359

  15. Medicare's drug discount card program: beneficiaries' experience with choice.

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    Hassol, Andrea; Wrobel, Marian V; Doksum, Teresa

    2007-01-01

    This article describes Medicare beneficiaries' experience with the choice among Medicare drug discount cards and is based primarily on surveys and focus groups with beneficiaries as well as interviews with other stakeholders. Although competition and choice have the potential to reduce cost and enhance quality in the Medicare Program, our findings highlight some of the challenges involved in making choice work in practice. Despite the unique and temporary nature of the drug discount card program, these findings have considerable relevance to the Part D drug benefit and to other Medicare initiatives that rely on choice. PMID:17722747

  16. 42 CFR 421.302 - Eligibility requirements for Medicare integrity program contractors.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... the Medicare program. (3) Complies with conflict of interest provisions in 48 CFR chapters 1 and 3... 42 Public Health 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Eligibility requirements for Medicare integrity..., DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICARE PROGRAM MEDICARE CONTRACTING Medicare...

  17. 42 CFR 421.316 - Limitation on Medicare integrity program contractor liability.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 3 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Limitation on Medicare integrity program contractor liability. 421.316 Section 421.316 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICARE PROGRAM MEDICARE CONTRACTING Medicare Integrity...

  18. Medicare

    MedlinePlus

    ... for people age 65 or older. Some people under age 65 can qualify for Medicare, too. They include those with disabilities, permanent kidney failure, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Medicare helps with the cost of health care. It does not cover all ...

  19. Medicare program; establishment of the Medicare Advantage Program; interpretation. Final rule; interpretation.

    PubMed

    2005-03-21

    This final rule clarifies our interpretation of the meaning of "entity" in the final rule titled "Medicare Program; Establishment of the Medicare Advantage Program" published in the Federal Register on January 28, 2005 (70 FR 4588). Subsequent to the publication of the Medicare Advantage (MA) final rule on January 28, 2005, we have received inquiries from parties interested in offering an MA Regional Plan concerning whether they could jointly enter into a contract with us to offer a single MA Regional Plan in a multistate region. The participating health plans wish to contract with each other to create a single "joint enterprise." They have asked us whether such a joint enterprise could be considered an "entity" under sections 1859(a)(1)and 1855(a)(1) of the Social Security Act, for purposes of offering an MA Regional Plan. The MA final rule is scheduled to take effect on March 22, 2005. Our interpretation of the word "entity" that follows in the "Supplementary Information" section of this final rule is deemed to be included in that final rule. PMID:15786589

  20. Medicare program; Medicare depreciation, useful life guidelines--HCFA. Final rule.

    PubMed

    1983-08-18

    These final rules amend Medicare regulations to clarify which useful life guidelines may be used by providers of health care services to determine the useful life of a depreciable asset for Medicare reimbursement purposes. Current regulations state that providers must utilize the Departmental useful life guidelines or, if none have been published by the Department, either the American Hospital Association (AHA) useful life guidelines of 1973 of IRS guidelines. We are eliminating the reference to IRS guidelines because these are now outdated for Medicare purposes since they have been rendered obsolete either by the IRS or by statutory change. We are also deleting the specific reference to the 1973 AHA guidelines since these guidelines are updated by the AHA periodically. In addition, we are clarifying that certain tax legislation on accelerated depreciation, passed by Congress, does not apply to the Medicare program. PMID:10299127

  1. 76 FR 63017 - Medicare Program; Proposed Changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-10-11

    ... January 28, 2005 Federal Register (70 FR 4588 through 4741 and 70 FR 4194 through 4585, respectively.... For instance, in September 2008 and January 2009, we issued Part C and D regulations (73 FR 54226 and 74 FR 1494, respectively) to implement provisions in the Medicare Improvement for Patients...

  2. 42 CFR 423.2315 - Medicare Coverage Gap Discount Program Agreement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 3 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Medicare Coverage Gap Discount Program Agreement... BENEFIT Medicare Coverage Gap Discount Program § 423.2315 Medicare Coverage Gap Discount Program Agreement. (a) General rule. The Medicare Coverage Gap Discount Program Agreement (or Discount Program...

  3. 42 CFR 423.2315 - Medicare Coverage Gap Discount Program Agreement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 3 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Medicare Coverage Gap Discount Program Agreement... BENEFIT Medicare Coverage Gap Discount Program § 423.2315 Medicare Coverage Gap Discount Program Agreement. (a) General rule. The Medicare Coverage Gap Discount Program Agreement (or Discount Program...

  4. 42 CFR 423.2315 - Medicare Coverage Gap Discount Program Agreement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 3 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Medicare Coverage Gap Discount Program Agreement... BENEFIT Medicare Coverage Gap Discount Program § 423.2315 Medicare Coverage Gap Discount Program Agreement. (a) General rule. The Medicare Coverage Gap Discount Program Agreement (or Discount Program...

  5. 77 FR 27778 - Medicare Program; Meeting of the Medicare Economic Index Technical Advisory Panel-May 21, 2012

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    2012-05-11

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicare Program; Meeting of the Medicare Economic Index Technical Advisory Panel--May 21, 2012 Correction In notice document 2012-10702 appearing...

  6. Medicare program; Medicare prescription drug discount card. Interim final rule with comment period.

    PubMed

    2003-12-15

    Section 101, subpart 4 of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003, codified in section 1860D-31 of the Social Security Act, provides for a voluntary prescription drug discount card program for Medicare beneficiaries entitled to benefits, or enrolled, under Part A or enrolled under Part B, excluding beneficiaries entitled to medical assistance for outpatient prescription drugs under Medicaid, including section 1115 waiver demonstrations. Eligible beneficiaries may access negotiated prices on prescription drugs by enrolling in drug discount card programs offered by Medicare-endorsed sponsors. Eligible beneficiaries may enroll in the Medicare drug discount card program beginning no later than 6 months after the date of enactment of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 and ending December 31, 2005. After December 31, 2005, beneficiaries enrolled in the program may continue to use their drug discount card during a short transition period beginning January 1, 2006 and ending upon the effective date of a beneficiary's outpatient drug coverage under Medicare Part D, but no later than the last day of the initial open enrollment period under Part D. Beneficiaries with incomes no more than 135 percent of the poverty line applicable to their family size who do not have outpatient prescription drug coverage under certain programs--Medicaid, certain health insurance coverage or group health insurance (such as retiree coverage), TRICARE, and Federal employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP)--also are eligible for transitional assistance, or payment of $600 in 2004 and up to $600 in 2005 of the cost of covered discount card drugs obtained under the program. In most cases, any transitional assistance remaining available to a beneficiary on December 31, 2004 may be rolled over to 2005 and applied toward the cost of covered discount card drugs obtained under the program during 2005. Similarly, in most cases, any

  7. 42 CFR 424.510 - Requirements for enrolling in the Medicare program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 3 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Requirements for enrolling in the Medicare program. 424.510 Section 424.510 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICARE PROGRAM CONDITIONS FOR MEDICARE PAYMENT Requirements...

  8. 42 CFR 424.510 - Requirements for enrolling in the Medicare program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 3 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Requirements for enrolling in the Medicare program. 424.510 Section 424.510 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICARE PROGRAM (CONTINUED) CONDITIONS FOR MEDICARE...

  9. 42 CFR 424.510 - Requirements for enrolling in the Medicare program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 3 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Requirements for enrolling in the Medicare program. 424.510 Section 424.510 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICARE PROGRAM (CONTINUED) CONDITIONS FOR MEDICARE...

  10. 42 CFR 424.510 - Requirements for enrolling in the Medicare program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Requirements for enrolling in the Medicare program. 424.510 Section 424.510 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICARE PROGRAM CONDITIONS FOR MEDICARE PAYMENT Requirements...

  11. 42 CFR 421.316 - Limitation on Medicare integrity program contractor liability.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 3 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Limitation on Medicare integrity program contractor liability. 421.316 Section 421.316 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICARE PROGRAM (CONTINUED) MEDICARE CONTRACTING...

  12. 42 CFR 424.510 - Requirements for enrolling in the Medicare program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 3 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Requirements for enrolling in the Medicare program. 424.510 Section 424.510 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICARE PROGRAM (CONTINUED) CONDITIONS FOR MEDICARE...

  13. 42 CFR 421.316 - Limitation on Medicare integrity program contractor liability.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 3 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Limitation on Medicare integrity program contractor liability. 421.316 Section 421.316 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICARE PROGRAM (CONTINUED) MEDICARE CONTRACTING...

  14. 42 CFR 421.316 - Limitation on Medicare integrity program contractor liability.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 3 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Limitation on Medicare integrity program contractor liability. 421.316 Section 421.316 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICARE PROGRAM (CONTINUED) MEDICARE CONTRACTING...

  15. Medicare Program: Expanding Uses of Medicare Data by Qualified Entities. Final rule.

    PubMed

    2016-07-01

    This final rule implements requirements under Section 105 of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 that expand how qualified entities may use and disclose data under the qualified entity program to the extent consistent with applicable program requirements and other applicable laws, including information, privacy, security and disclosure laws. This rule also explains how qualified entities may create non-public analyses and provide or sell such analyses to authorized users, as well as how qualified entities may provide or sell combined data, or provide Medicare claims data alone at no cost, to certain authorized users. In addition, this rule implements certain privacy and security requirements, and imposes assessments on qualified entities if the qualified entity or the authorized user violates the terms of a data use agreement required by the qualified entity program. PMID:27400462

  16. 76 FR 78741 - Medicare, Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Programs; Transparency Reports and Reporting of...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-12-19

    ... 42 CFR Parts 402 and 403 Medicare, Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Programs; Transparency..., Children's Health Insurance Programs; Transparency Reports and Reporting of Physician Ownership or... medical supplies covered by Medicare, Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to...

  17. 76 FR 67743 - Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Programs; Provider Enrollment Application Fee...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-11-02

    ... Medicare or Medicaid programs or Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP); revalidating their Medicare... enrollment issues. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background In the February 2, 2011 Federal Register (76 FR... Health Insurance Programs; Additional Screening Requirements, Application Fees, Temporary...

  18. 76 FR 19527 - Medicare Program; Medicare Shared Savings Program: Accountable Care Organizations

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-04-07

    ...This proposed rule would implement section 3022 of the Affordable Care Act which contains provisions relating to Medicare payments to providers of services and suppliers participating in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Under these provisions, providers of services and suppliers can continue to receive traditional Medicare fee-for-service payments under Parts A and B, and be eligible for......

  19. Measuring Beneficiary Knowledge of the Medicare Program: A Psychometric Analysis

    PubMed Central

    Bann, Carla M.; Terrell, Sherry A.; McCormack, Lauren A.; Berkman, Nancy D.

    2003-01-01

    Reliable measures of Medicare beneficiaries' program knowledge are necessary for credible program monitoring, evaluation, and public accountability. This study developed and evaluated the psychometric properties of two possible measures of beneficiary knowledge. One measure was based on self-reported knowledge, the other was a true/false quiz which requires beneficiaries to demonstrate their knowledge. We used data from the 1998 and 1999 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS) to evaluate the reliability and construct validity of the indices. Overall, based on both content considerations and the psychometric analyses, the true/false quiz proved to be the more accurate and useful measure of beneficiaries' knowledge. PMID:14628404

  20. Making Medicare Advantage a Middle-Class Program

    PubMed Central

    Glazer, Jacob; McGuire, Thomas

    2013-01-01

    This paper studies the role of Medicare's premium policy in sorting beneficiaries between traditional Medicare (TM) and managed care plans in the Medicare Advantage (MA) program. Beneficiaries vary in their demand for care. TM fully accommodates demand but creates a moral hazard inefficiency. MA rations care but disregards some elements of the demand. We describe an efficient assignment of beneficiaries to these two options, and argue that efficiency requires an MA program oriented to serve the large middle part of the distribution of demand: the “middle class.” Current Medicare policy of a “single premium” for MA plans cannot achieve efficient sorting. We characterize the demand-based premium policy that can implement the efficient assignment of enrollees to plans. If only a single premium is feasible, the second-best policy involves too many of the low-demand individuals in MA and a too low level of services relative to the first best. We identify approaches to using premium policy to revitalize MA and improve the efficiency of Medicare. PMID:23454916

  1. Making Medicare advantage a middle-class program.

    PubMed

    Glazer, Jacob; McGuire, Thomas G

    2013-03-01

    This paper studies the role of Medicare's premium policy in sorting beneficiaries between traditional Medicare (TM) and managed care plans in the Medicare advantage (MA) program. Beneficiaries vary in their demand for care. TM fully accommodates demand but creates a moral hazard inefficiency. MA rations care but disregards some elements of the demand. We describe an efficient assignment of beneficiaries to these two options, and argue that efficiency requires an MA program oriented to serve the large middle part of the distribution of demand: the "middle class." Current Medicare policy of a "single premium" for MA plans cannot achieve efficient sorting. We characterize the demand-based premium policy that can implement the efficient assignment of enrollees to plans. If only a single premium is feasible, the second-best policy involves too many of the low-demand individuals in MA and a too low level of services relative to the first best. We identify approaches to using premium policy to revitalize MA and improve the efficiency of Medicare. PMID:23454916

  2. Medicare program; requirements for the Medicare incentive reward program and provider enrollment. Final rule.

    PubMed

    2014-12-01

    This final rule implements various provider enrollment requirements. These include: Expanding the instances in which a felony conviction can serve as a basis for denial or revocation of a provider or supplier's enrollment; if certain criteria are met, enabling us to deny enrollment if the enrolling provider, supplier, or owner thereof had an ownership relationship with a previously enrolled provider or supplier that had a Medicare debt; enabling us to revoke Medicare billing privileges if we determine that the provider or supplier has a pattern or practice of submitting claims that fail to meet Medicare requirements; and limiting the ability of ambulance suppliers to "backbill" for services performed prior to enrollment. PMID:25509061

  3. Medicare Program; Reporting and Returning of Overpayments. Final rule.

    PubMed

    2016-02-12

    This final rule requires providers and suppliers receiving funds under the Medicare program to report and return overpayments by the later of the date that is 60 days after the date on which the overpayment was identified; or the date any corresponding cost report is due, if applicable. The requirements in this rule are meant to ensure compliance with applicable statutes, promote the furnishing of high quality care, and to protect the Medicare Trust Funds against fraud and improper payments. This rule provides needed clarity and consistency in the reporting and returning of self-identified overpayments. PMID:26878741

  4. Medicare program; Medicare integrity program, intermediary and carrier functions, and conflict of interest requirements--HCFA. Proposed rule.

    PubMed

    1998-03-20

    This proposed rule would implement section 1893 of the Social Security Act (the Act) by establishing the Medicare integrity program (MIP) to carry out Medicare program integrity activities that are funded from the Medicare Trust Funds. Section 1893 expands our contracting authority to allow us to contract with "eligible entities" to perform Medicare program integrity activities. These activities include review of provider and supplier activities, including medical, fraud, and utilization review: cost report audits; Medicare secondary payer determinations; education of providers, suppliers, beneficiaries, and other persons regarding payment integrity and benefit quality assurance issues; and developing and updating a list of durable medical equipment items that are subject to prior authorization. This proposed rule would set forth the definition of eligible entities, services to be procured, competitive requirements based on Federal acquisition regulations and exceptions (guidelines for automatic renewal), procedures for identification, evaluation, and resolution of conflicts of interest, and limitations on contractor liability. In addition, this proposed rule would bring certain sections of the Medicare regulations concerning fiscal intermediaries and carriers into conformity with the Act. The rule would distinguish between those functions that the statute requires be included in agreements with intermediaries and those that may be included in the agreements. It would also provide that some or all of the listed functions may be included in carrier contracts. Currently all these functions are mandatory for carrier contracts. These changes would give us the flexibility to transfer functions from one intermediary or carrier to another or to otherwise limit the functions an intermediary or carrier performs if we determine that to do so would result in more effective and efficient program administration. PMID:10177750

  5. 78 FR 45233 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Quarterly Listing of Program Issuances-April Through June 2013

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-07-26

    ... Listing of Program Issuances--April Through June 2013 AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services... through June 2013, relating to the Medicare and Medicaid programs and other programs administered by...

  6. 77 FR 49799 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Quarterly Listing of Program Issuances-April Through June 2012

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-08-17

    ... Listing of Program Issuances--April Through June 2012 AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services... through June 2012, relating to the Medicare and Medicaid programs and other programs administered by...

  7. 78 FR 31283 - Medicare Program; Medical Loss Ratio Requirements for the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-05-23

    ... enrolling new members, and ultimately contract termination. In the February 22, 2013 Federal Register (78 FR... pertaining to the MA and Prescription Drug program provisions were published on April 12, 2012 (77 FR 22072) and a correction was published June 1, 2012 (77 FR 32407). This final rule implements section 1103...

  8. 77 FR 64344 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Approval of the Community Health Accreditation Program for...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-10-19

    ...This notice announces our decision to approve the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP) for continued recognition as a national accrediting organization for hospices that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs. A hospice that participates in Medicaid must also meet the Medicare conditions of participation (CoPs) as referenced in our...

  9. 75 FR 67751 - Medicare Program: Community-Based Care Transitions Program (CCTP) Meeting

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-11-03

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicare Program: Community-Based Care... about the upcoming Community-based Care Transitions Program. The meeting is open to the public, but... will be posted on the CMS Care Transitions Web site at...

  10. 42 CFR 460.168 - Reinstatement in other Medicare and Medicaid programs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 4 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Reinstatement in other Medicare and Medicaid programs. 460.168 Section 460.168 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF... Reinstatement in other Medicare and Medicaid programs. To facilitate a participant's reinstatement in...

  11. 42 CFR 460.168 - Reinstatement in other Medicare and Medicaid programs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 4 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Reinstatement in other Medicare and Medicaid programs. 460.168 Section 460.168 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF... Reinstatement in other Medicare and Medicaid programs. To facilitate a participant's reinstatement in...

  12. 42 CFR 460.168 - Reinstatement in other Medicare and Medicaid programs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 4 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Reinstatement in other Medicare and Medicaid programs. 460.168 Section 460.168 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF... Reinstatement in other Medicare and Medicaid programs. To facilitate a participant's reinstatement in...

  13. 42 CFR 460.168 - Reinstatement in other Medicare and Medicaid programs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 4 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Reinstatement in other Medicare and Medicaid programs. 460.168 Section 460.168 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF... Reinstatement in other Medicare and Medicaid programs. To facilitate a participant's reinstatement in...

  14. 42 CFR 421.302 - Eligibility requirements for Medicare integrity program contractors.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... the Medicare program. (3) Complies with conflict of interest provisions in 48 CFR chapters 1 and 3... 42 Public Health 3 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Eligibility requirements for Medicare integrity program contractors. 421.302 Section 421.302 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID...

  15. 42 CFR 460.168 - Reinstatement in other Medicare and Medicaid programs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Reinstatement in other Medicare and Medicaid programs. 460.168 Section 460.168 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF... Reinstatement in other Medicare and Medicaid programs. To facilitate a participant's reinstatement in...

  16. 75 FR 76471 - Medicare Program; Renewal of the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-12-08

    ... FR 68780) announcing the establishment of the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee (MCAC). The... Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid... Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC). ADDRESSES: Copies of the Charter: To obtain a copy of...

  17. 77 FR 17072 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Approval of the Community Health Accreditation Program for...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-03-23

    ...This notice announces our decision to approve the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP) for recognition as a national accreditation program for home health agencies (HHAs) seeking to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid...

  18. 78 FR 25013 - Medicare Program; Requirements for the Medicare Incentive Reward Program and Provider Enrollment

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-04-29

    ... mistakes'' or unintentional billing errors. In the June 8, 1998 Federal Register (63 FR 31123), we.... Provider Enrollment In the April 21, 2006 Federal Register (71 FR 20754), we published a final rule titled... pattern or practice of submitting claims for services that fail to meet Medicare requirements;...

  19. 78 FR 57800 - Medicare Program; Obtaining Final Medicare Secondary Payer Conditional Payment Amounts via Web...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-09-20

    ... security feature known as multifactor authentication to the Web portal. Multifactor authentication uses a...; Obtaining Final Medicare Secondary Payer Conditional Payment Amounts via Web Portal AGENCY: Centers for... Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) Web portal to conform to section 201 of the Medicare IVIG and...

  20. 75 FR 43178 - Medicare Program; Solicitation for Proposals for the Medicare Imaging Demonstration

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-07-23

    ... defined in Sec. 1834(e)(1)(B) of the Social Security Act (the Act): Diagnostic magnetic resonance imaging... the Medicare Imaging Demonstration AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. ACTION... an opportunity to apply to participate in the Medicare Imaging Demonstration (MID) that...

  1. 42 CFR 420.410 - Establishment of a program to collect suggestions for improving Medicare program efficiency and...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 3 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Establishment of a program to collect suggestions for improving Medicare program efficiency and to reward suggesters for monetary savings. 420.410 Section 420.410 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICARE PROGRAM...

  2. 76 FR 67567 - Medicare Program; Inpatient Hospital Deductible and Hospital and Extended Care Services...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-11-01

    ...This notice announces the inpatient hospital deductible and the hospital and extended care services coinsurance amounts for services furnished in calendar year (CY) 2012 under Medicare's Hospital Insurance Program (Medicare Part A). The Medicare statute specifies the formulae used to determine these amounts. For CY 2012, the inpatient hospital deductible will be $1,156. The daily coinsurance......

  3. 42 CFR 419.41 - Calculation of national beneficiary copayment amounts and national Medicare program payment amounts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... amounts and national Medicare program payment amounts. 419.41 Section 419.41 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICARE PROGRAM... Calculation of national beneficiary copayment amounts and national Medicare program payment amounts. (a)...

  4. 42 CFR 419.41 - Calculation of national beneficiary copayment amounts and national Medicare program payment amounts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... amounts and national Medicare program payment amounts. 419.41 Section 419.41 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICARE PROGRAM... § 419.41 Calculation of national beneficiary copayment amounts and national Medicare program...

  5. 42 CFR 419.41 - Calculation of national beneficiary copayment amounts and national Medicare program payment amounts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... amounts and national Medicare program payment amounts. 419.41 Section 419.41 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICARE PROGRAM... Calculation of national beneficiary copayment amounts and national Medicare program payment amounts. (a)...

  6. 42 CFR 419.41 - Calculation of national beneficiary copayment amounts and national Medicare program payment amounts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... amounts and national Medicare program payment amounts. 419.41 Section 419.41 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICARE PROGRAM... § 419.41 Calculation of national beneficiary copayment amounts and national Medicare program...

  7. 42 CFR 419.41 - Calculation of national beneficiary copayment amounts and national Medicare program payment amounts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... amounts and national Medicare program payment amounts. 419.41 Section 419.41 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICARE PROGRAM... § 419.41 Calculation of national beneficiary copayment amounts and national Medicare program...

  8. 75 FR 58405 - Medicare Program; Meeting of the Advisory Panel on Medicare Education, October 13, 2010

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-09-24

    .... 217a). The Secretary signed the charter establishing this Panel on January 21, 1999 (64 FR 7899, February 17, 1999) and approved the renewal of the charter on January 21, 2009 (74 FR 13442, March 27, 2009... on Medicare Education, October 13, 2010 AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS),...

  9. 76 FR 76541 - Medicare Program; Availability of Medicare Data for Performance Measurement

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-12-07

    ...This final rule implements Section 10332 of the Affordable Care Act regarding the release and use of standardized extracts of Medicare claims data for qualified entities to measure the performance of providers of services (referred to as providers) and suppliers. This rule explains how entities can become qualified by CMS to receive standardized extracts of claims data under Medicare Parts A,......

  10. 78 FR 13059 - Medicare Program; Meeting of the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-02-26

    ...This notice announces that a public meeting of the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) (``Committee'') will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. The Committee generally provides advice and recommendations concerning the adequacy of scientific evidence needed to determine whether certain medical items and services can be covered under the Medicare statute. This......

  11. 78 FR 75304 - Medicare Program; Medicare Secondary Payer and Certain Civil Money Penalties

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-12-11

    ... either the Office of Inspector General (OIG) or CMS (See the October 20, 1994 (58 FR 52967) notice titled...; Medicare Secondary Payer and Certain Civil Money Penalties AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services... rulemaking (ANPRM) solicits public comment on specific practices for which civil money penalties (CMPs)...

  12. 77 FR 53204 - Medicare Program; Meeting of the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-08-31

    ... Register (63 FR 68780). This notice announces the Wednesday, November 14, 2012, public meeting of the... Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee--November 14, 2012 AGENCY: Centers for Medicare... meeting of the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) (``Committee'')...

  13. 77 FR 15372 - Medicare Program; Meeting of the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-03-15

    ... Register (63 FR 68780). This notice announces the Wednesday, May 16, 2012, public meeting of the Committee... Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee--May 16, 2012 AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid... Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) (``Committee'') will be held...

  14. 76 FR 33565 - Medicare Program; Availability of Medicare Data for Performance Measurement

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-06-08

    ...This rule proposes to implement new statutory requirements regarding the release and use of standardized extracts of Medicare claims data to measure the performance of providers and suppliers in ways that protect patient privacy. This rule explains how entities can become qualified by CMS to receive standardized extracts of claims data under Medicare Parts A, B, and D for the purpose of......

  15. Medicare Program; Medicare Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Tests Payment System. Final rule.

    PubMed

    2016-06-23

    This final rule implements requirements of section 216 of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA), which significantly revises the Medicare payment system for clinical diagnostic laboratory tests. This final rule also announces an implementation date of January 1, 2018 for the private payor rate-based fee schedule required by PAMA. PMID:27373013

  16. Medicare program: changes to the Medicare claims appeal procedures. Interim final rule with comment period.

    PubMed

    2005-03-01

    Medicare beneficiaries and, under certain circumstances, providers and suppliers of health care services, can appeal adverse determinations regarding claims for benefits under Medicare Part A and Part B under sections 1869 and 1879 of the Social Security Act (the Act). Section 521 of the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Benefits Act of 2000 (BIPA) amended section 1869 of the Act to provide for significant changes to the Medicare claims appeal procedures. This interim final rule responds to comments on the November 15, 2002 proposed rule regarding changes to these appeal procedures, establishes the implementing regulations, and explains how the new procedures will be implemented. It also sets forth provisions that are needed to implement the new statutory requirements enacted in Title IX of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA). PMID:15754467

  17. 77 FR 31361 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Application by American Osteopathic Association/Healthcare...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-05-25

    ...-Approval of its Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Accreditation Program AGENCY: Centers for Medicare and... Program (AOA/HFAP) for continued recognition as a national accrediting organization for ambulatory surgery...--Ambulatory surgery center Insurance Program; and No. 93.774, Medicare--Supplementary Medical...

  18. An Analysis of Medicare's Incentive Payment Program for Physicians in Health Professional Shortage Areas

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chan, Leighton; Hart, L. Gary; Ricketts III, Thomas C.; Beaver, Shelli K.

    2004-01-01

    Medicare's Incentive Payment (MIP) program provides a 10% bonus payment to providers who treat Medicare patients in rural and urban areas where there is a shortage of generalist physicians. Purpose: To examine the experience of Alaska, Idaho, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Washington with the MIP program. We determined the program's…

  19. 77 FR 35917 - Medicare Program; Medicare Secondary Payer and “Future Medicals”

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-06-15

    ... interest with respect to Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) claims involving automobile and liability insurance...' compensation law or plan, automobile and liability insurance (including self-insurance), or no- fault...

  20. 75 FR 32480 - Funding Opportunity: Affordable Care Act Medicare Beneficiary Outreach and Assistance Program...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-06-08

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Administration on Aging Funding Opportunity: Affordable Care Act Medicare Beneficiary Outreach and Assistance Program Funding for Title VI Native American Programs Purpose of Notice: Availability of funding opportunity announcement. Funding Opportunity Title/Program Name: Affordable Care...

  1. 78 FR 72089 - Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Programs; Provider Enrollment Application Fee...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-12-02

    ... or Medicaid program or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP); revalidating their Medicare... enrollment issues. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background In the February 2, 2011 Federal Register (76 FR... Health Insurance Programs; Additional Screening Requirements, Application Fees, Temporary...

  2. 78 FR 7434 - Medicare Program: Notice of Two Membership Appointments to the Advisory Panel on Hospital...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-02-01

    ... Program; Solicitation of Two Nominations to the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment'' (77 FR... HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicare Program: Notice of Two Membership... announces two new membership appointments to the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment (HOP,...

  3. 77 FR 71423 - Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Programs; Provider Enrollment Application Fee...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-11-30

    ... Register (76 FR 16422), we published a notice entitled ``Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health... or Medicaid program or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP); revalidating their Medicare... enrollment issues. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ] I. Background In the February 2, 2011 Federal Register (76...

  4. Medicare program: changes to the Medicare claims appeal procedures. Final rule.

    PubMed

    2009-12-01

    Under the procedures in this final rule, Medicare beneficiaries and, under certain circumstances, providers and suppliers of health care services can appeal adverse determinations regarding claims for benefits under Medicare Part A and Part B pursuant to sections 1869 and 1879 of the Social Security Act (the Act). Section 521 of the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Benefits Improvement and Protection Act of 2000 (BIPA) amended section 1869 of the Act to provide for significant changes to the Medicare claims appeal procedures. After publication of a proposed rule implementing the section 521 changes, additional new statutory requirements for the appeals process were enacted in Title IX of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA). In March 2005, we published an interim final rule with comment period to implement these statutory changes. This final rule responds to comments on the interim final rule regarding changes to these appeal procedures, makes revisions where warranted, establishes the final implementing regulations, and explains how the new procedures will be put into practice. PMID:20169676

  5. Medicare Program; Obtaining Final Medicare Secondary Payer Conditional Payment Amounts via Web Portal. Final rule.

    PubMed

    2016-05-17

    This final rule specifies the process and timeline for expanding CMS' existing Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) Web portal to conform to section 201 of the Medicare IVIG and Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers Act of 2012 (the SMART Act). The final rule specifies a timeline for developing a multifactor authentication solution to securely permit authorized users other than the beneficiary to access CMS' MSP conditional payment amounts and claims detail information via the MSP Web portal. It also requires that we add functionality to the existing MSP Web portal that permits users to: Notify us that the specified case is approaching settlement; obtain time and date stamped final conditional payment summary statements and amounts before reaching settlement; and ensure that relatedness disputes and any other discrepancies are addressed within 11 business days of receipt of dispute documentation. PMID:27192735

  6. 76 FR 16788 - Medicare Program; Solicitation of Two Nominations to the Advisory Panel on Ambulatory Payment...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-03-25

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Medicare Program; Solicitation of Two... Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This notice solicits nominations of two new members... two vacancies on the Panel as of September 30, 2011. The purpose of the Panel is to review the...

  7. 77 FR 51542 - Medicare Program; Solicitation of Two Nominations to the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-08-24

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicare Program; Solicitation of Two... Services (CMS), HHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This notice solicits nominations for two new members to the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment (HOP, the Panel). There will be two vacancies on the...

  8. Medicare and Medicaid programs; fraud and abuse OIG anti-kickback provisions--HHS. Proposed rule.

    PubMed

    1989-01-23

    These proposed regulations are designed to implement section 14 of Pub. L. 100-93, the Medicare and Medicaid Patient and Program Protection Act of 1987, by specifying various payment practices which, although potentially capable of inducing referrals of business under Medicare, would not be considered kickbacks for purposes of criminal prosecution or civil remedies. PMID:10304257

  9. 76 FR 65891 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Reform of Hospital and Critical Access Hospital Conditions of...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-10-24

    ...This proposed rule would revise the requirements that hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) must meet to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. These proposed changes are an integral part of our efforts to reduce procedural burdens on providers. This proposed rule reflects the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS') commitment to the general principles of the......

  10. 77 FR 11130 - Medicare Program; Application by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) for...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-02-24

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicare Program; Application by the American... identifying the national accreditation body making the request, describing the nature of the request, and..., Department of Health and Human Services, Attention: CMS-3259-PN, P.O. Box 8016, Baltimore, MD...

  11. 75 FR 21207 - Medicare Program; Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Conditions for Coverage

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-04-23

    ... August 31, 2007, we published a proposed rule (72 FR 50470) in the Federal Register entitled, ``Medicare... November 18, 2008, we published a final rule (73 FR 68502), entitled ``Medicare Program; Changes to the... information before they arrived at the ASC for the procedure (see 73 FR 68718). Therefore, in response...

  12. 42 CFR 413.87 - Payments for Medicare+Choice nursing and allied health education programs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Payments for Medicare+Choice nursing and allied... NURSING FACILITIES Specific Categories of Costs § 413.87 Payments for Medicare+Choice nursing and allied... reimbursement for approved nursing and allied health education programs and the methodology for determining...

  13. 42 CFR 413.87 - Payments for Medicare+Choice nursing and allied health education programs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Payments for Medicare+Choice nursing and allied... NURSING FACILITIES Specific Categories of Costs § 413.87 Payments for Medicare+Choice nursing and allied... reimbursement for approved nursing and allied health education programs and the methodology for determining...

  14. 42 CFR 413.87 - Payments for Medicare+Choice nursing and allied health education programs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Payments for Medicare+Choice nursing and allied... NURSING FACILITIES Specific Categories of Costs § 413.87 Payments for Medicare+Choice nursing and allied... reimbursement for approved nursing and allied health education programs and the methodology for determining...

  15. 42 CFR 413.87 - Payments for Medicare+Choice nursing and allied health education programs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Payments for Medicare+Choice nursing and allied... NURSING FACILITIES Specific Categories of Costs § 413.87 Payments for Medicare+Choice nursing and allied... reimbursement for approved nursing and allied health education programs and the methodology for determining...

  16. 42 CFR 413.87 - Payments for Medicare+Choice nursing and allied health education programs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Payments for Medicare+Choice nursing and allied... NURSING FACILITIES Specific Categories of Costs § 413.87 Payments for Medicare+Choice nursing and allied... reimbursement for approved nursing and allied health education programs and the methodology for determining...

  17. 75 FR 65360 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Application by the Joint Commission for Deeming Authority for...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-10-22

    ... the Joint Commission for Deeming Authority for Psychiatric Hospitals AGENCY: Centers for Medicare... organization for psychiatric hospitals that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs. Section... from a psychiatric hospital provided certain requirements are met. Section 1861(f) of the...

  18. 42 CFR 424.530 - Denial of enrollment in the Medicare program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... Establishing and Maintaining Medicare Billing Privileges § 424.530 Denial of enrollment in the Medicare program..., supplier, an owner, managing employee, an authorized or delegated official, medical director, supervising..., debt, felony) of an owner, managing employee, an authorized or delegated official, medical...

  19. 42 CFR 424.530 - Denial of enrollment in the Medicare program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... requirement found in 42 CFR 489.28(a). (9) Application fee/hardship exception. An institutional provider's or... Establishing and Maintaining Medicare Billing Privileges § 424.530 Denial of enrollment in the Medicare program..., supplier, an owner, managing employee, an authorized or delegated official, medical director,...

  20. 42 CFR 424.530 - Denial of enrollment in the Medicare program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... requirement found in 42 CFR 489.28(a). (9) Application fee/hardship exception. An institutional provider's or... Establishing and Maintaining Medicare Billing Privileges § 424.530 Denial of enrollment in the Medicare program..., supplier, an owner, managing employee, an authorized or delegated official, medical director,...

  1. 77 FR 46439 - Medicare Program; Prior Authorization for Power Mobility Device (PMD) Demonstration

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-08-03

    ... in 60-day and 30-day Federal Register notices that published on February 7, 2012 (77 FR 6124) and May 29, 2012 (77 FR 31616), respectively. The information collection requirements are approved under OMB... HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicare Program; Prior Authorization for...

  2. 42 CFR 421.302 - Eligibility requirements for Medicare integrity program contractors.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... CFR chapters 1 and 3, and is not excluded under the conflict of interest provision at § 421.310. (4... 42 Public Health 3 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Eligibility requirements for Medicare integrity program contractors. 421.302 Section 421.302 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID...

  3. 42 CFR 421.302 - Eligibility requirements for Medicare integrity program contractors.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... CFR chapters 1 and 3, and is not excluded under the conflict of interest provision at § 421.310. (4... 42 Public Health 3 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Eligibility requirements for Medicare integrity program contractors. 421.302 Section 421.302 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID...

  4. 42 CFR 421.302 - Eligibility requirements for Medicare integrity program contractors.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... CFR chapters 1 and 3, and is not excluded under the conflict of interest provision at § 421.310. (4... 42 Public Health 3 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Eligibility requirements for Medicare integrity program contractors. 421.302 Section 421.302 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID...

  5. 76 FR 29249 - Medicare Program; Pioneer Accountable Care Organization Model: Request for Applications

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    2011-05-20

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicare Program; Pioneer Accountable Care... participate in the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization Model for a period beginning in 2011 and ending...://innovations.cms.gov/areas-of-focus/seamless-and-coordinated-care-models/pioneer-aco . Application...

  6. 42 CFR 424.535 - Revocation of enrollment and billing privileges in the Medicare program.

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    2013-10-01

    ..., DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICARE PROGRAM (CONTINUED) CONDITIONS FOR MEDICARE... accordance with the FASA implementing regulations and the Department of Health and Human Services nonprocurement common rule at 45 CFR part 76. (3) Felonies. The provider, supplier, or any owner of the...

  7. Medicare program; appeals of CMS or CMS contractor determinations when a provider or supplier fails to meet the requirements for Medicare billing privileges. Final rule.

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    2008-06-27

    This final rule implements a number of regulatory provisions that are applicable to all providers and suppliers, including durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) suppliers. This final rule establishes appeals processes for all providers and suppliers whose enrollment, reenrollment or revalidation application for Medicare billing privileges is denied and whose Medicare billing privileges are revoked. It also establishes timeframes for deciding enrollment appeals by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) or the Departmental Appeals Board (DAB), or Board, within the DHHS; and processing timeframes for CMS' Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) contractors. In addition, this final rule allows Medicare FFS contractors to revoke Medicare billing privileges when a provider or supplier submits a claim or claims for services that could not have been furnished to a beneficiary. This final rule also specifies that a Medicare contractor may establish a Medicare enrollment bar for any provider or supplier whose billing privileges have been revoked. Lastly, the final rule requires that all providers and suppliers receive Medicare payments by electronic funds transfer (EFT) if the provider or supplier, is submitting an initial enrollment application to Medicare, changing their enrollment information, revalidating or re-enrolling in the Medicare program. PMID:18677828

  8. 78 FR 79081 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid...

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    2013-12-27

    ...This proposed rule would establish national emergency preparedness requirements for Medicare- and Medicaid-participating providers and suppliers to ensure that they adequately plan for both natural and man-made disasters, and coordinate with federal, state, tribal, regional, and local emergency preparedness systems. It would also ensure that these providers and suppliers are adequately......

  9. 75 FR 58407 - Medicare Program; Medicare Appeals; Adjustment to the Amount in Controversy Threshold Amounts for...

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    2010-09-24

    ... for requests for ALJ hearings and judicial review filed on or after January 1, 2011. The 2011 AIC threshold amounts are $130 for ALJ hearings and $1,300 for judicial review. DATES: Effective Date: This... and judicial review at $100 and $1,000, respectively, for Medicare Part A and Part B appeals....

  10. 75 FR 8982 - Medicare Program; Request for Nominations for Members for the Medicare Evidence Development...

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    2010-02-26

    ... in the Federal Register (63 FR 68780) announcing establishment of the Medicare Coverage Advisory... November 24, 1998. On January 26, 2007 the Secretary published a notice in the Federal Register (72 FR 3853... professions such as epidemiology and biostatistics, and methodology of trial design. The MEDCAC functions on...

  11. 75 FR 78705 - Medicare Program; Request for Nominations for Members for the Medicare Evidence Development...

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    2010-12-16

    ... in the Federal Register (63 FR 68780) announcing establishment of the Medicare Coverage Advisory... November 24, 1998. On January 26, 2007 the Secretary published a notice in the Federal Register (72 FR 3853... methodology of trial design. The MEDCAC functions on a committee basis. The committee reviews and...

  12. 78 FR 59702 - Medicare Program; Medicare Appeals: Adjustment to the Amount in Controversy Threshold Amounts for...

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    2013-09-27

    ...This notice announces the annual adjustment in the amount in controversy (AIC) threshold amounts for Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hearings and judicial review under the Medicare appeals process. The adjustment to the AIC threshold amounts will be effective for requests for ALJ hearings and judicial review filed on or after January 1, 2014. The calendar year 2014 AIC threshold amounts are......

  13. Statistical Uncertainty in the Medicare Shared Savings Program

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    DeLia, Derek; Hoover, Donald; Cantor, Joel C.

    2012-01-01

    Objective Analyze statistical risks facing CMS and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) under the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). Methods We calculate the probability that shared savings formulas lead to inappropriate payment, payment denial, and/or financial penalties, assuming that ACOs generate real savings in Medicare spending ranging from 0–10%. We also calculate expected payments from CMS to ACOs under these scenarios. Results The probability of an incorrect outcome is heavily dependent on ACO enrollment size. For example, in the MSSP two-sided model, an ACO with 5,000 enrollees that keeps spending constant faces a 0.24 probability of being inappropriately rewarded for savings and a 0.26 probability of paying an undeserved penalty for increased spending. For an ACO with 50,000 enrollees, both of these probabilities of incorrect outcomes are equal to 0.02. The probability of inappropriate payment denial declines as real ACO savings increase. Still, for ACOs with 5,000 patients, the probability of denial is at least 0.15 even when true savings are 5–7%. Depending on ACO size and the real ACO savings rate, expected ACO payments vary from $115,000 to $35.3 million. Discussion Our analysis indicates there may be greater statistical uncertainty in the MSSP than previously recognized. CMS and ACOs will have to consider this uncertainty in their financial, administrative, and care management planning. We also suggest analytic strategies that can be used to refine ACO payment formulas in the longer term to ensure that the MSSP (and other ACO initiatives that will be influenced by it) work as efficiently as possible. PMID:24800155

  14. 76 FR 67801 - Medicare Program; Medicare Shared Savings Program: Accountable Care Organizations

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    2011-11-02

    .... In the April 7, 2011 Federal Register (76 FR 19528), we published the Shared Savings Program proposed...-based purchasing initiatives, please refer to section I.A. of the proposed rule (76 FR 19530). B... within section 3022 of the Affordable Care Act is in section I.B. of the proposed rule (see 76 FR...

  15. 78 FR 72155 - Medicare Program; End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, Quality Incentive Program...

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    2013-12-02

    ... January 1, 2012, did function for 3 or more years (76 FR 70289). The 3-year MLR is designed to represent a...) Prospective Payment System (PPS) On August 12, 2010, we published in the Federal Register a final rule (75 FR... Register, a final rule (76 FR 70228 through 70316) titled, ``Medicare Program; End-Stage Renal...

  16. 75 FR 44313 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Electronic Health Record Incentive Program

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    2010-07-28

    ... rule (75 FR 1844), entitled ``Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Electronic Health Record Incentive... technology are coordinated. In the interim final rule published on January 13, 2010 (75 FR 2014) entitled... related proposed rule published on March 10, 2010, (75 FR 11328) entitled ``Proposed Establishment...

  17. 75 FR 81885 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Electronic Health Record Incentive Program; Correcting Amendment

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    2010-12-29

    .... Background In FR Doc. 2010-17207 (75 FR 44314) the final rule entitled ``Medicare and Medicaid Programs... rule (75 FR 16236) on the electronic prescribing of controlled substances. We are aligning our... the Preamble In FR Doc. 2010-17207 of July 28, 2010, we make the following corrections: ] 1. On...

  18. 76 FR 65909 - Medicare and Medicaid Program; Regulatory Provisions To Promote Program Efficiency, Transparency...

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    2011-10-24

    ... August 5, 1982 (47 FR 34082). Most of the revisions since then have been payment related with the exception of a final rule published on November 18, 2008 (73 FR 68502) that revised four existing health and... published a final rule in the Federal Register (73 FR 36448) entitled ``Medicare Program; Appeals of CMS...

  19. Individualizing Medicare.

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    Chollet, D J

    1999-05-01

    Despite the enactment of significant changes to the Medicare program in 1997, Medicare's Hospital Insurance trust fund is projected to be exhausted just as the baby boom enters retirement. To address Medicare's financial difficulties, a number of reform proposals have been offered, including several to individualize Medicare financing and benefits. These proposals would attempt to increase Medicare revenues and reduce Medicare expenditures by having individuals bear risk--investment market risk before retirement and insurance market risk after retirement. Many fundamental aspects of these proposals have yet to be worked out, including how to guarantee a baseline level of saving for health insurance after retirement, how retirees might finance unanticipated health insurance price increases after retirement, the potential implications for Medicaid of inadequate individual saving, and whether the administrative cost of making the system fair and adequate ultimately would eliminate any rate-of-return advantages from allowing workers to invest their Medicare contributions in corporate stocks and bonds. PMID:10915458

  20. Public financing of the Medicare program will make its uniform structure increasingly costly to sustain.

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    Baicker, Katherine; Shepard, Mark; Skinner, Jonathan

    2013-05-01

    The US Medicare program consumes an ever-rising share of the federal budget. Although this public spending can produce health and social benefits, raising taxes to finance it comes at the cost of slower economic growth. In this article we describe a model incorporating the benefits of public programs and the cost of tax financing. The model implies that the "one-size-fits-all" Medicare program, with everyone covered by the same insurance policy, will be increasingly difficult to sustain. We show that a Medicare program with guaranteed basic benefits and the option to purchase additional coverage could lead to more unequal health spending but slower growth in taxation, greater overall well-being, and more rapid growth of gross domestic product. Our framework highlights the key trade-offs between Medicare spending and economic prosperity. PMID:23650321

  1. 77 FR 44255 - Medicare Program; Application by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) for...

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    2012-07-27

    ...This final notice announces the approval of an application from the American Association of Diabetes Educators for continued recognition as a national accreditation program for accrediting entities that wish to furnish outpatient diabetes self-management training to Medicare...

  2. Public Financing Of The Medicare Program Will Make Its Uniform Structure Increasingly Costly To Sustain

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    Baicker, Katherine; Shepard, Mark; Skinner, Jonathan

    2013-01-01

    The US Medicare program consumes an ever-rising share of the federal budget. Although this public spending can produce health and social benefits, raising taxes to finance it comes at the cost of slower economic growth. In this article we describe a model incorporating the benefits of public programs and the cost of tax financing. The model implies that the “one-size-fits-all” Medicare program, with everyone covered by the same insurance policy, will be increasingly difficult to sustain. We show that a Medicare program with guaranteed basic benefits and the option to purchase additional coverage could lead to more unequal health spending but slower growth in taxation, greater overall well-being, and more rapid growth of gross domestic product. Our framework highlights the key trade-offs between Medicare spending and economic prosperity. PMID:23650321

  3. 77 FR 37678 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Application From American Association for Accreditation of...

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    2012-06-22

    ... American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities for Continued Approval of Its Ambulatory Surgery Facilities Accreditation Program AGENCY: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, HHS... application from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF)...

  4. The Impact of Hospital-Acquired Conditions on Medicare Program Payments

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    Kandilov, Amy M. G.; Coomer, Nicole M.; Dalton, Kathleen

    2014-01-01

    Research Objective Hospital-acquired conditions, or HACs, often result in additional Medicare payments, generated during the initial hospitalization and in subsequent health care encounters. The purpose of this article is to estimate the incremental cost to Medicare, as measured by Medicare program payments, of six HACs. Study Design The researchers used a matched case-control design to determine the incremental increase in Medicare payments attributable to each HAC. For each HAC patient, five comparison patients were matched on diagnosis group, sex, race, and age. Using the matched sample, we estimated a hospital fixed effects log-linear regression on total Medicare payments for the episode of care, further controlling for co-morbid conditions. Care episodes included the initial hospitalization and all inpatient, outpatient, physician, home health, and hospice care that occurred within 90 days of hospital discharge. Population Studied All Medicare fee-for-service patients discharged alive from a hospital between October 2008 and June 2010 with one of six HACs—severe pressure ulcer, fracture, catheter-associated urinary tract infection, vascular catheter-associated infection, surgical site infection following certain orthopedic procedures, or deep vein thrombosis/ pulmonary embolism following certain orthopedic procedures—were included in the sample and matched to five similar patients without the HACs. Principal Findings The multivariate analysis suggests that Medicare paid an additional $146 million per year across these HAC care episodes compared with what would have been paid without the HACs. Conclusions HACs create a significant financial burden for the Medicare program. We compare the incremental Medicare payments for these six HACs to the current and upcoming Medicare HAC payment penalties. PMID:25386385

  5. 75 FR 58789 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Quarterly Listing of Program Issuances-April Through June 2010

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    2010-09-24

    ...This notice lists CMS manual instructions, substantive and interpretive regulations, and other Federal Register notices that were published from April through June 2010, relating to the Medicare and Medicaid programs. This notice provides information on national coverage determinations (NCDs) affecting specific medical and health care services under Medicare. Additionally, this notice......

  6. 75 FR 14905 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Quarterly Listing of Program Issuances-October Through December 2009

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    2010-03-26

    ...This notice lists CMS manual instructions, substantive and interpretive regulations, and other Federal Register notices that were published from October 2009 through December 2009, relating to the Medicare and Medicaid programs. This notice provides information on national coverage determinations (NCDs) affecting specific medical and health care services under Medicare. Additionally, this......

  7. 42 CFR 420.410 - Establishment of a program to collect suggestions for improving Medicare program efficiency and...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... Section 420.410 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN... monetary savings to the Medicare program. (b) General rule. CMS may make payment for adopted suggestions.... (g) Basis for reward payment—(1) General rule. If CMS determines that it is appropriate to make...

  8. Fraud fighters gain muscle. As fraud cases mount, fledgling program aims to step up policing of Medicare contractors.

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    Hallam, K; Taylor, M

    1999-08-16

    The use of fiscal intermediaries to police Medicare claims has come under the spotlight, mainly because many of those contractors have themselves settled Medicare or Medicaid fraud charges. One answer: the new Medicare Integrity Program, which will beef up federal fraud fighters. PMID:10557464

  9. 75 FR 81278 - Medicare Program: Solicitation of Comments Regarding Development of a Recovery Audit Contractor...

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    2010-12-27

    ... rules for the MA program (69 FR 46866) and prescription drug benefit program (69 FR 46632). The final regulations implementing both programs, published on January 28, 2005 (70 FR 4588 and 70 FR 4194, respectively... Regarding Development of a Recovery Audit Contractor Program for the Medicare Part C and D Programs...

  10. Medicare and Medicaid programs: revisions to deeming authority survey, certification, and enforcement procedures. Final rule.

    PubMed

    2015-05-22

    This final rule revises the survey, certification, and enforcement procedures related to CMS oversight of national accrediting organizations (AOs). The revisions implement certain provisions under the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA). The revisions also clarify and strengthen our oversight of AOs that apply for, and are granted, recognition and approval of an accreditation program in accordance with the statute. The rule also extends some provisions, which are applicable to Medicare-participating providers, to Medicare-participating suppliers subject to certification requirements, and clarifies the definition of "immediate jeopardy." PMID:26003965

  11. 77 FR 9179 - Medicare Program; Reporting and Returning of Overpayments

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    2012-02-16

    ..., Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Rural areas, X-rays. For the reasons set forth in the preamble... regulations related to Medicare overpayments. (See the March 25, 1998 (63 FR 14506) and January 25, 2002 (67 FR 3662) proposed rules.) On March 23, 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Pub....

  12. Measuring Coding Intensity in the Medicare Advantage Program

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    Kronick, Richard; Welch, W. Pete

    2014-01-01

    Background In 2004, Medicare implemented a system of paying Medicare Advantage (MA) plans that gave them greater incentive than fee-for-service (FFS) providers to report diagnoses. Data Risk scores for all Medicare beneficiaries 2004–2013 and Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS) data, 2006–2011. Measures Change in average risk score for all enrollees and for stayers (beneficiaries who were in either FFS or MA for two consecutive years). Prevalence rates by Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC). Results Each year the average MA risk score increased faster than the average FFS score. Using the risk adjustment model in place in 2004, the average MA score as a ratio of the average FFS score would have increased from 90% in 2004 to 109% in 2013. Using the model partially implemented in 2014, the ratio would have increased from 88% to 102%. The increase in relative MA scores appears to largely reflect changes in diagnostic coding, not real increases in the morbidity of MA enrollees. In survey-based data for 2006–2011, the MA-FFS ratio of risk scores remained roughly constant at 96%. Intensity of coding varies widely by contract, with some contracts coding very similarly to FFS and others coding much more intensely than the MA average. Underpinning this relative growth in scores is particularly rapid relative growth in a subset of HCCs. Discussion Medicare has taken significant steps to mitigate the effects of coding intensity in MA, including implementing a 3.4% coding intensity adjustment in 2010 and revising the risk adjustment model in 2013 and 2014. Given the continuous relative increase in the average MA risk score, further policy changes will likely be necessary. PMID:25068076

  13. 75 FR 58203 - Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Programs; Additional Screening Requirements...

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    2010-09-23

    ...This proposed rule would implement provisions of the Affordable Care Act that establish: Procedures under which screening is conducted for providers of medical or other services and suppliers in the Medicare program, providers in the Medicaid program, and providers in the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP); an application fee to be imposed on providers and suppliers; temporary......

  14. Medicare Accountable Care Organizations: program eligibility, beneficiary assignment, and quality measures.

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    MacKinney, A Clinton; Mueller, Keith J; Zhu, Xi; Vaughn, Thomas

    2014-04-01

    Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are groups of providers (generally physicians and/or hospitals) that may receive financial rewards by maintaining or improving care quality for a group of patients while reducing the cost of care for those patients. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) established a Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and accompanying Medicare ACOs to “facilitate coordination and cooperation among providers to improve the quality of care for Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) beneficiaries and reduce unnecessary costs.” The MSSP now includes 343 ACOs; an additional 23 ACOs participate in the Medicare Pioneer ACO demonstration program, and there are approximately 240 private ACOs. Based on our analysis, among the Medicare ACOs 119 operate in both rural and urban counties and seven operate exclusively in rural counties. A little over 24 percent of non-metropolitan counties are included in Medicare ACOs. To assist rural providers considering ACO formation, this policy brief describes MSSP eligibility and participation requirements, beneficiary assignment processes, and quality measures. PMID:25399468

  15. The ephemeral accountable care organization-an unintended consequence of the Medicare shared savings program.

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    Harvey, H Benjamin; Gowda, Vrushab; Gazelle, G Scott; Pandharipande, Pari V

    2014-02-01

    A fundamental element of health care payment reform under the Affordable Care Act is the development of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). The ACO model employs shared-risk contracts to better align the interests of health care providers and payers with the intent of driving efficiency and quality in care. The Medicare Shared Savings Program is the most popular of the Medicare ACO programs, with over 200 health systems across the nation participating at this time. However, a pitfall in the way that the Medicare Shared Savings Program is structured, specifically the benchmarking and rebasing method, could make it difficult for even top-performing ACOs to achieve sustained success, thereby threatening the long-term viability of the program. In this paper, we present this pitfall to the radiology community as well as potential solutions that can be considered by CMS moving forward. PMID:24360903

  16. Medicare program; e-prescribing and the prescription drug program. Final rule.

    PubMed

    2005-11-01

    This final rule adopts standards for an electronic prescription drug program under Title I of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA). These standards will be the foundation standards or the first set of final uniform standards for an electronic prescription drug program under the MMA, and represent the first step in our incremental approach to adopting final foundation standards that are consistent with the MMA objectives of patient safety, quality of care, and efficiencies and cost savings in the delivery of care. PMID:16273748

  17. 78 FR 32661 - Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Programs; Renewal of the Advisory Panel on...

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    2013-05-31

    ... the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and also expanded the availability of other options... are eligible for Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) about options... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH...

  18. 76 FR 11782 - Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Programs; Renewal, Expansion, and Renaming of...

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    2011-03-03

    ... signed the charter establishing the APME on January 21, 1999 (64 FR 7899, February 17, 1999). II... with or who are eligible for Medicare, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP... Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs), health insurance plans, aging, Web health education,...

  19. 76 FR 21372 - Medicare Program; Solicitation for Proposals for the Medicare Community-Based Care Transitions...

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    2011-04-15

    ...) hospitals and whose governing bodies include sufficient representation of multiple health care stakeholders... cognitive impairments. In selecting CBOs to participate in the program, preference will be given to...

  20. ACOs in real life: a reflection on the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

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    Behm, Craig R

    2015-01-01

    The Medicare Shared Savings Program introduced Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) as one potential method for meeting the often-cited triple aim of better individual care, improved population health, and lower cost. Built on concepts originating from HMOs and then Medicare Advantage plans, ACOs provide incentives based on total cost of care rather than any individual provider's cost. Early quality and cost results are mixed, and, more importantly, so is physician response. The ACO program still has potential to be a bright spot for the future of healthcare, but until there is widespread physician engagement, achieving the triple aim is likely to remain elusive. PMID:26062323

  1. Medicare program; changes to the criteria for determination of reasonable charges--HCFA. Final rule.

    PubMed

    1987-03-01

    This rule revises the Medicare regulations governing reasonable charges for payment for the purchase of used durable medical equipment. This revision is intended to encourage the sale of used equipment to Medicare beneficiaries. In addition, to correct a program inequity and to simplify program administration, we are extending, for services furnished on or after January 1, 1987, one of the provisions of section 9304 of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985. The provision we are extending deals with determining customary charges for physicians who have terminated their compensation agreements with a hospital. PMID:10301337

  2. Assessing Medicare's hospital pay-for-performance programs and whether they are achieving their goals.

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    Kahn, Charles N; Ault, Thomas; Potetz, Lisa; Walke, Thomas; Chambers, Jayne Hart; Burch, Samantha

    2015-08-01

    Three separate pay-for-performance programs affect the amount of Medicare payment for inpatient services to about 3,400 US hospitals. These payments are based on hospital performance on specified measures of quality of care. A growing share of Medicare hospital payments (6 percent by 2017) are dependent upon how hospitals perform under the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, the Value-Based Purchasing Program, and the Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program. In 2015 four of five hospitals subject to these programs will be penalized under one or more of them, and more than one in three major teaching hospitals will be penalized under all three. Interactions among these programs should be considered going forward, including overlap among measures and differences in scoring performance. PMID:26240240

  3. 75 FR 45699 - Medicare Program: Changes to the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and CY 2010...

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    2010-08-03

    ... (FR) on November 20, 2009, entitled ``Medicare Program: Changes to the Hospital Outpatient Prospective..., (410) 786-0378. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background In FR Doc. E0-26499 of November 20, 2009 (74 FR 60316) (hereinafter referred to as the CY 2010 OPPS/ASC final rule), there were several...

  4. 76 FR 59263 - Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the...

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    2011-09-26

    ... care hospital quality measures. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background In FR Doc. 2011-19719 of August 18, 2011 (76 FR 51476), the final rule entitled ``Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective... 9A. In Table 9C.--Hospitals Redesignated as Rural Under Section 1886(d)(8)(E) of the Act--FY 2012,...

  5. 75 FR 65282 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Requirements for Long Term Care Facilities; Hospice Services

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    2010-10-22

    ... forth requirements consistent with requirements in the June 5, 2008 final rule (73 FR 32088) entitled... skilled nursing facility (SNF) in the Medicare program, or as a nursing facility (NF) in the Medicaid..., approximately 1.4 million elderly and disabled nursing home residents are receiving care in nearly...

  6. 78 FR 48688 - Medicare Program; Comprehensive ESRD Care Initiative; Extension of the Submission Deadlines for...

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    2013-08-09

    ... Medicare program. We anticipate that the Comprehensive ESRD Care Model would result in improved health... seamless and integrated care for beneficiaries with ESRD, we are developing a comprehensive care delivery... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH...

  7. 76 FR 28040 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Application by the Joint Commission for Continued Deeming...

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    ... identifies the national accrediting body making the request, describes the nature of the request, and... accredited by the national accrediting body's approved program would be deemed to meet the Medicare... the national accrediting body making the request, describing the nature of the request, and...

  8. 78 FR 38043 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Application From the American Osteopathic Association/Health...

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    ... accrediting body's approved program would be deemed to meet the Medicare conditions. A national accrediting... identifying the national accrediting body making the request, describing the nature of the request, and...: ++ The composition of the survey team, surveyor qualifications, and the ability of the organization...

  9. 78 FR 17677 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Application From the American Osteopathic Association/Healthcare...

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    2013-03-22

    ... accrediting body's approved program would be deemed to meet the Medicare conditions. A national accrediting... an organization's complete application, a notice identifying the national accrediting body making the.... AOA/HFAP's survey process to determine the following: ++ The composition of the survey team,...

  10. 76 FR 34633 - Medicare Program; Proposed Changes to the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for...

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    .... SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background In FR Doc. 2011-9644 of May 5, 2011 (76 FR 25788), there were a number...InpatientPPS/01_overview.asp ). III. Correction of Errors In FR Doc. 2011-9644 of May 5, 2011 (76 FR 25788... Medicare Program; Proposed Changes to the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute...

  11. 75 FR 51464 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Approval of the American Association for Accreditation of...

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    2010-08-20

    ...This final notice announces our decision to approve without condition the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities' (AAAASF) request for continued recognition as a national accreditation program for ambulatory surgical centers (ASC) seeking to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid...

  12. 78 FR 50495 - Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the...

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    ... line FQHC Federally qualified health center FR Federal Register FTE Full-time equivalent FUH Follow-up... 42 CFR Parts 412, 413, 414, et al. Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long Term Care; Hospital Prospective Payment System and Fiscal...

  13. 75 FR 50041 - Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the...

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    ..., phone 1-800-743-3951. Electronic Access This Federal Register document is also available from the... CFR Parts 412, 413, 415, et al. Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System Changes and FY2011...

  14. 78 FR 27485 - Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the...

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    ... schedule an appointment to view public comments, phone 1 (800) 743- 3951. Electronic Access This Federal... fiscal year FPL Federal poverty line FQHC Federally qualified health center FR Federal Register FTE Full... CFR Parts 412, 418, 482, et al. Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems...

  15. 77 FR 53257 - Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the...

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    ... Printing Office Web page at: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=FR . Free... 42 CFR Parts 412, 413, 424, et al. Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Fiscal...

  16. 76 FR 41260 - Supplemental Funding for the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Program

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    ... HUMAN SERVICES Administration on Aging Supplemental Funding for the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Program ACTION: Notice of intent to provide supplemental funding to the existing cooperative agreement (90NP0001... this supplemental grant funding is to address the increased need of SMP project grantees for...

  17. 78 FR 15882 - Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the...

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    2013-03-13

    ... August 31, 2012 Federal Register (77 FR 53258), we published a final rule entitled ``Medicare Program... the October 3, 2012 Federal Register (77 FR 60315); October 17, 2012 Federal Register (77 FR 63751); and the October 29, 2012 Federal Register (77 FR 65495). The October 3, 2012 correcting document...

  18. 76 FR 16422 - Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Programs; Provider Enrollment Application Fee...

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    2011-03-23

    ... Health Insurance Programs; Provider Enrollment Application Fee Amount for 2011 AGENCY: Centers for... INFORMATION: I. Background In the February 2, 2011 Federal Register (76 FR 5862) we published a final rule with comment period entitled: ``Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance...

  19. Evaluation of Student Outcomes after Participating in a Medicare Outreach Program

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    Hollingsworth, Joshua C.; Teeter, Benjamin S.; Westrick, Salisa C.

    2015-01-01

    This article describes the development of a service-learning project and analysis of student pharmacists' participation therein. Using a mixed-methods approach, this study analyzed student pharmacists' knowledge and attitudes after volunteering in the inaugural Medicare Outreach Program, a collaboration between the School of Pharmacy and State…

  20. 78 FR 63984 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Application From the Joint Commission for Continued Approval of...

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    ... Medicare or Medicaid programs. Section 1865(b)(3)(A) of the Social Security Act (the Act) requires that... certain requirements are met. Sections 1861(o) and 1891 of the Social Security Act (the Act), establish... participation. If an accrediting organization is recognized by the Secretary as having standards...

  1. 77 FR 38066 - Medicare Program; Announcement of a New Opportunity for Participation in the Advance Payment...

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    2012-06-26

    ... Register (76 FR 68012), we published a notice entitled ``Medicare Program; Advance Payment Model'' that... the application process. In November 30, 2011 Federal Register (76 FR 74067), we published a second... Opportunity for Participation in the Advance Payment Model for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)...

  2. 76 FR 74067 - Medicare Program; Announcement of a New Application Deadline for the Advance Payment Model

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    2011-11-30

    ... Register (76 FR 68012), we published a notice announcing the Advance Payment Model. Additional information.... ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This notice announces a new application deadline for participation in the... portion of future shared savings could increase participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program,...

  3. 75 FR 21175 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Waiver of Disapproval of Nurse Aide Training Program in Certain...

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    2010-04-23

    ... Response to Comments In the November 23, 2007 Federal Register 72 FR 65692, we published the proposed rule... a waiver of a nurse aide training disapproval as it applies to skilled nursing facilities, in the Medicare program, and nursing facilities, in the Medicaid program, that are assessed a civil money...

  4. 77 FR 55479 - Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP Programs: Research and Analysis on Impact of CMS Programs on the...

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    2012-09-10

    ... and Analysis on Impact of CMS Programs on the Indian Health Care System AGENCY: Centers for Medicare... expansion of research on the impact of CMS programs on the Indian health care system through a single source... health care services to American Indian/ Alaska Native (AI/AN) people through a network of...

  5. 78 FR 13346 - Medicare Program; Changes to the Semi-Annual Meeting of the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient...

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    2013-02-27

    ... Federal Register (77 FR 70447) announcing the first semi-annual meeting of the Advisory Panel on Hospital.... We refer readers to that previously published notice for general information. II. Provisions of the... HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicare Program; Changes to the...

  6. 76 FR 72708 - Medicare Program; Renaming and Other Changes to the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment...

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    2011-11-25

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicare Program; Renaming and Other Changes to.... Background The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (the Secretary) is required by..., that the Panel is diverse in all respects of the following: Geography, rural or urban practice,...

  7. Sugar daddy. Most Americans know Medicare as the health insurance program for the elderly, but to providers, it's a jobs program, a capital financier and a safety net.

    PubMed

    Hallam, K; Gardner, J

    1999-11-01

    Most Americans know Medicare as the health insurance program that covers the elderly. But to providers it's much more that. The program pays for medical education, finances capital projects and subsidizes care for the indigent. Should Medicare continue making those add-on payments? Is that the program's mission? The debate is intensifying. PMID:10623271

  8. TMA Uncovers Medicare Mistakes.

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    Sorrel, Amy Lynn

    2015-07-01

    The Texas Medical Association recently uncovered some major Medicare mistakes that show just why some physicians talk about leaving the federal program. Investigations and advocacy by TMA staff put Medicare on the path to a fix. PMID:26201065

  9. Medicare program; reasonable charge limitations--HCFA. Final rule with comment period.

    PubMed

    1986-08-11

    This final rule implements section 9304(a) of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 which enacted section 1842(b)(8) of the Social Security Act (Act). In accordance with section 1842(b)(8) of the Act, we specify the circumstances under which HCFA or its Medicare Part B carriers will consider establishing special reasonable charge payment limits for services (including supplies and equipment) reimbursed under Part B of the Medicare program. The rule describes the factors HCFA or a carrier will consider and the procedures it will follow in establishing them. The limits would be either an upper limit to correct a grossly excessive charge or a lower limit to correct a grossly deficient charge. In either case, the limit would be either a specific dollar amount, or a special method used in determining reasonable charges to be allowed for a particular service or category of service. The purpose of this rule is to establish a stronger framework for setting special reasonable charge limits for services when the standard reimbursement methodology results in payments that are grossly excessive or deficient. A related purpose is to protect the Medicare program from excessive outlays and to prevent any adverse effects on both Medicare beneficiaries and consumers in general that we believe would result from a lack of such limits. The rule also will protect suppliers from reimbursement that is grossly deficient. PMID:10300984

  10. Medicare Home Visit Program Associated With Fewer Hospital And Nursing Home Admissions, Increased Office Visits.

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    Mattke, Soeren; Han, Dan; Wilks, Asa; Sloss, Elizabeth

    2015-12-01

    Clinical home visit programs for Medicare beneficiaries are a promising approach to supporting aging in place and avoiding high-cost institutional care. Such programs combine a comprehensive geriatric assessment by a clinician during a home visit with referrals to community providers and health plan resources to address uncovered issues. We evaluated UnitedHealth Group's HouseCalls program, which has been offered to Medicare Advantage plan members in Arkansas, Georgia, Missouri, South Carolina, and Texas since January 2008. We found that, compared to non-HouseCalls Medicare Advantage plan members and fee-for-service beneficiaries, HouseCalls participants had reductions in admissions to hospitals (1 percent and 14 percent, respectively) and lower risk of nursing home admission (0.67 percent and 1.3 percent, respectively). In addition, participants' numbers of office visits--chiefly to specialists--increased 2-6 percent (depending on the comparison group). The program's effects on emergency department use were mixed. These results indicate that a thorough home-based clinical assessment of a member's health and home environment combined with referral services can support aging in place, promote physician office visits, and preempt costly institutional care. PMID:26643635

  11. 77 FR 31364 - Medicare Program; Approved Renewal of Deeming Authority of the Utilization Review Accreditation...

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    2012-05-25

    ... Authority of the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission for Medicare Advantage Health Maintenance...), HHS. ACTION: Final notice. SUMMARY: This notice announces our decision to renew the Medicare Advantage... receive covered services through a Medicare Advantage (MA) organization that contracts with CMS....

  12. 77 FR 53967 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Electronic Health Record Incentive Program-Stage 2

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    2012-09-04

    ...This final rule specifies the Stage 2 criteria that eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) must meet in order to qualify for Medicare and/or Medicaid electronic health record (EHR) incentive payments. In addition, it specifies payment adjustments under Medicare for covered professional services and hospital services provided by EPs, eligible......

  13. Medicare and State health care programs: fraud and abuse; OIG anti-kickback provisions--HHS. Final rule.

    PubMed

    1991-07-29

    This final rule implements section 14 of Public Law 100-93, the Medicare and Medicaid Patient and Program Protection Act of 1987, by specifying various payment practices which, although potentially capable of inducing referrals of business under Medicare or a State health care program, will be protected from criminal prosecution or civil sanctions under the anti-kickback provisions of the statute. PMID:10112868

  14. Medicare program; revisions to the Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug contract determinations, appeals, and intermediate sanctions processes. Final rule with comment period.

    PubMed

    2007-12-01

    This rule with comment period finalizes the Medicare program provisions relating to contract determinations involving Medicare Advantage (MA) organizations and Medicare Part D prescription drug plan sponsors, including eliminating the reconsideration process for review of contract determinations, revising the provisions related to appeals of contract determinations, and clarifying the process for MA organizations and Part D plan sponsors to complete corrective action plans. In this final rule with comment period, we also clarify the intermediate sanction and civil money penalty (CMP) provisions that apply to MA organizations and Medicare Part D prescription drug plan sponsors, modify elements of their compliance plans, retain voluntary self-reporting for Part D sponsors and implement a voluntary self-reporting recommendation for MA organizations, and revise provisions to ensure HHS has access to the books and records of MA organizations and Part D plan sponsors' first tier, downstream, and related entities. Although we have decided not to finalize the mandatory self-reporting provisions that we proposed, CMS remains committed to adopting a mandatory self-reporting requirement. To that end, we are requesting comments that will assist CMS in crafting a future proposed regulation for a mandatory self-reporting requirement. PMID:18064773

  15. 77 FR 26553 - Medicare Program; Meeting of the Medicare Economic Index Technical Advisory Panel-May 21, 2012

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    2012-05-04

    ... adjustment. For more information on the Panel, see the October 7, 2011 Federal Register (76 FR 62415). You... Economic Index Technical Advisory Panel--May 21, 2012 AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS... Economic Index Technical Advisory Panel (``the Panel'') will be held on Monday, May 21, 2012. The...

  16. Medicare program; standards for reuse of hemodialyzer filters and other dialysis supplies--HCFA. Final rule.

    PubMed

    1987-10-01

    This final rule contains standards and conditions for safe and effective hemodialyzer reuse and reprocessing, enforceable as Medicare conditions for coverage. It incorporates by reference voluntary guidelines and standards adopted by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation in July 1986 (i.e., "Recommended Practice for Reuse of Hemodialyzers"). In addition, the rule provides standards for reuse of dialyzer caps and prohibits reuse of transducer filters in ESRD facilities. As provided in section 9335(k) of Pub. L. 99-509, the Omnibus Budget reconciliation Act of 1986, failure of facilities to comply with these conditions could result in suspension of payment or removal of the facility from coverage under the Medicare program. PMID:10301900

  17. Special report on reimbursement. Medicare program abandons 1986 malpractice rule.

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    Manning, M M

    1992-01-01

    Hospitals with claims "properly pending" before fiscal intermediaries or in the courts need do nothing in order to obtain corrected reimbursement for fiscal years so pending. However, to speed processing of corrected reimbursements for fiscal years pending in appeals before the PRRB, hospitals should request that the Board determine its jurisdiction and remand to the fiscal intermediary for payment as soon as possible. It will be helpful to include with any such request a copy of the notice of program reimbursement and the original appeal letter for each fiscal year under appeal. Despite the fact that HCFA Ruling 91-1 effectively concedes that HCFA has applied an invalid regulation to all fiscal years since May 1, 1986, HCFA counsel have stated that HCFA will not permit reopening of closed cost reports to correct the inappropriate apportionment of malpractice insurance costs. Nevertheless, hospitals that do not presently have a claim or appeal pending have several options. Under the Provider Reimbursement Manual, HIM-15, sections 2930-2931, fiscal intermediaries are required to reopen cost reports filed within the three-year reopening period to correct errors. Accordingly, should a fiscal intermediary deny a provider's reopening request, the provider should seriously consider taking an appeal to the PRRB. The PRRB's jurisdiction to review fiscal intermediary denials of requests to reopen cost reports was affirmed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, see State of Oregon v. Bowen, 854 F.2d 346 (9th Cir. 1988), a decision that is controlling in California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Arizona, Montana, Idaho, Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:10117365

  18. Adding A Spending Metric To Medicare's Value-Based Purchasing Program Rewarded Low-Quality Hospitals.

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    Das, Anup; Norton, Edward C; Miller, David C; Ryan, Andrew M; Birkmeyer, John D; Chen, Lena M

    2016-05-01

    In fiscal year 2015 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services expanded its Hospital Value-Based Purchasing program by rewarding or penalizing hospitals for their performance on both spending and quality. This represented a sharp departure from the program's original efforts to incentivize hospitals for quality alone. How this change redistributed hospital bonuses and penalties was unknown. Using data from 2,679 US hospitals that participated in the program in fiscal years 2014 and 2015, we found that the new emphasis on spending rewarded not only low-spending hospitals but some low-quality hospitals as well. Thirty-eight percent of low-spending hospitals received bonuses in fiscal year 2014, compared to 100 percent in fiscal year 2015. However, low-quality hospitals also began to receive bonuses (0 percent in fiscal year 2014 compared to 17 percent in 2015). All high-quality hospitals received bonuses in both years. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services should consider incorporating a minimum quality threshold into the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing program to avoid rewarding low-quality, low-spending hospitals. PMID:27140997

  19. Medicare program; physician performance standard rates of increase for federal fiscal year 1991--HCFA. Notice.

    PubMed

    1990-12-28

    This notice announces the Federal fiscal year (FY) 1991 physician performance standard rates of increase for expenditures and volume of physician services under the Medicare Supplementary Medical Insurance (part B) Program as required by section 1848(f)(2)(C) of the Social Security Act as added by section 4105(d) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990. The physician performance standard rates of increase for FY 1991 are the following: 7.3 percent for all physician services, 3.3 percent for surgical services, and 8.6 percent for nonsurgical services. PMID:10108587

  20. Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Fire Safety Requirements for Certain Health Care Facilities. Final rule.

    PubMed

    2016-05-01

    This final rule will amend the fire safety standards for Medicare and Medicaid participating hospitals, critical access hospitals (CAHs), long-term care facilities, intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF-IID), ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), hospices which provide inpatient services, religious non-medical health care institutions (RNHCIs), and programs of all-inclusive care for the elderly (PACE) facilities. Further, this final rule will adopt the 2012 edition of the Life Safety Code (LSC) and eliminate references in our regulations to all earlier editions of the Life Safety Code. It will also adopt the 2012 edition of the Health Care Facilities Code, with some exceptions. PMID:27192728

  1. 77 FR 19288 - Medicare Program; Renewal of Deeming Authority of the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission...

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    2012-03-30

    ... of the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission for Medicare Advantage Health Maintenance... Advantage ``deeming authority'' of the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC) for Health... covered services through a Medicare Advantage (MA) organization that contracts with CMS. The...

  2. 76 FR 66931 - Medicare Program: Notice of Two Membership Appointments to the Advisory Panel on Ambulatory...

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    2011-10-28

    ... Notice On March 25, 2011, a notice appeared in the Federal Register (76 FR 16788), entitled ``Medicare...: Paula Smith, the Designated Federal Officer. CMS, Center for Medicare Mail Stop C4-05-13, 7500...

  3. 75 FR 49215 - Medicare Program; End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program

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    2010-08-12

    ... provider/facility whose anemia (low red blood cell count) was not controlled. More specifically, the anemia..., adequacy of hemodialysis, nutritional status and blood pressure control. On March 1, 1999, the ESRD CIP was... hemodialysis Medicare patients treated by the facility who had enough wastes removed from their blood...

  4. 77 FR 64755 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Electronic Health Record Incentive Program-Stage 2; Corrections

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    2012-10-23

    ..., 2012, except that the correction to instruction 8.NN (77 FR 54149) is effective October 23, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Travis Broome, (214) 767-4450. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background In FR Doc. 2012-21050 of September 4, 2012 (77 FR 53968), the final rule entitled ``Medicare and...

  5. 77 FR 67449 - Medicare Program; End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, Quality Incentive Program...

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    2012-11-09

    ...-Stage Renal Disease Bundled FDA Food and Drug Administration FI/MAC Fiscal Intermediary/Medicare..., 2010, we published in the Federal Register a final (75 FR 49030) titled, ``End-Stage Renal Disease... comment period (76 FR 18930) titled, ``Changes in the End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment...

  6. 76 FR 54953 - Medicare Program; Changes to the Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program

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    2011-09-06

    ... and 2010 PFS final rules with comment period (73 FR 69847 through 69852 and 74 FR 61849 through 61861), respectively. In the November 29, 2010 Federal Register (75 FR 73551 through 73556), we published the CY 2011... 28, 2010; 75 FR 44314 through 44588.) While Medicare eligible professionals and group...

  7. 77 FR 13697 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Electronic Health Record Incentive Program-Stage 2

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    2012-03-07

    ..., see the Stage 1 final rule (75 FR 44316 through 44317). 2. Summary of Major Provisions a. Stage 2.... On July 28, 2010 we published in the Federal Register (75 FR 44313 through 44588) a final rule titled... final rule (75 FR 44316).) In that final rule, we also detailed that the Medicare and Medicaid...

  8. Twenty years of Medicare and Medicaid: Covered populations, use of benefits, and program expenditures

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    Gornick, Marian; Greenberg, Jay N.; Eggers, Paul W.; Dobson, Allen

    1985-01-01

    Marian Gornick is Director, Division of Beneficiary Studies, in the Office of Research, Health Care Financing Administration. She has been involved in research studies relating to Medicare and Medicaid since the programs were first implemented. Jay N. Greenberg is on the faculty of the Heller Graduate School, Brandeis University. Dr. Greenberg serves as the Associate Director for Research of the school's Health Policy Center. Paul W. Eggers is Chief, Program Evaluation Branch, in the Office of Research, Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA). Dr. Eggers’ research activities involve the evaluation of the impact of HCFA programs on the beneficiaries. Allen Dobson is Director, Office of Research, Health Care Financing Administration. Dr. Dobson is responsible for directing the planning and development of the Agency's research agenda. PMID:10311371

  9. 76 FR 16793 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Renewal of Deeming Authority of the National Committee for...

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    2011-03-25

    ... FR 73087) in the Federal Register announcing re-approval of Medicare Advantage Deeming Authority of... Deeming Authority of the National Committee for Quality Assurance for Medicare Advantage Health... Medicare Advantage Deeming Authority of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for...

  10. 75 FR 73086 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Renewal of Deeming Authority of the National Committee for...

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    2010-11-29

    ... Deeming Authority of the National Committee for Quality Assurance for Medicare Advantage Health... application to renew the Medicare Advantage Deeming Authority of the National Committee for Quality Assurance... beneficiaries may receive covered services through a Medicare Advantage (MA) organization that contracts...

  11. Medicare program; protocol for the reuse of dialysis bloodlines--HCFA. Proposed rule.

    PubMed

    1988-07-27

    This proposed rule would establish standards for reuse of bloodlines during hemodialysis as a Medicare condition of coverage for suppliers of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) services. The rule would require that if a facility reuses bloodlines it must reuse only a bloodline for which the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the manufacturer's protocol for reuse for that particular bloodline, and that the facility reuse the bloodlines only in accordance with that protocol. Effective July 1, 1988, bloodlines labeled "for single use only or its equivalent" may not be reused but items labeled, for example, "sterility guaranteed for first use only" could be reused if the facility follows a manufacturer's protocol for reprocessing accepted by the FDA. Section 1881(f)(7)(C) of the Social Security Act, added by section 9335(k) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986, provides that failure of a facility to comply with these standards would be cause for us to terminate the facility from participation in the Medicare program and to deny payment for the dialysis treatment affected. PMID:10302616

  12. Medicare Program; Medicare Shared Savings Program; Accountable Care Organizations--Revised Benchmark Rebasing Methodology, Facilitating Transition to Performance-Based Risk, and Administrative Finality of Financial Calculations. Final rule.

    PubMed

    2016-06-10

    Under the Medicare Shared Savings Program (Shared Savings Program), providers of services and suppliers that participate in an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) continue to receive traditional Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) payments under Parts A and B, but the ACO may be eligible to receive a shared savings payment if it meets specified quality and savings requirements. This final rule addresses changes to the Shared Savings Program, including: Modifications to the program's benchmarking methodology, when resetting (rebasing) the ACO's benchmark for a second or subsequent agreement period, to encourage ACOs' continued investment in care coordination and quality improvement; an alternative participation option to encourage ACOs to enter performance-based risk arrangements earlier in their participation under the program; and policies for reopening of payment determinations to make corrections after financial calculations have been performed and ACO shared savings and shared losses for a performance year have been determined. PMID:27295736

  13. Medicare program; competitive acquisition of outpatient drugs and biologicals under Part B. Interim final rule with comment period.

    PubMed

    2005-07-01

    This interim final rule with comment period implements provisions of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 that require the implementation of a competitive acquisition program for certain Medicare Part B drugs not paid on a cost or prospective payment system basis. Beginning January 1, 2006, physicians will generally be given a choice between obtaining these drugs from vendors selected through a competitive bidding process or directly purchasing these drugs and being paid under the average sales price system. PMID:15999432

  14. 78 FR 48995 - Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule, DME Face-to...

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    2013-08-12

    ...This document corrects technical errors that appeared in the final rule with comment period published in the Federal Register on November 16, 2012, entitled ``Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule, DME Face-to-Face Encounters, Elimination of the Requirement for Termination of Non-Random Prepayment Complex Medical Review and Other Revisions to Part B......

  15. 78 FR 69926 - Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...

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    2013-11-21

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS))--Match Number 1076 AGENCY: Social Security Administration (SSA). ACTION: Notice of...

  16. 77 FR 227 - Medicare Program; Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule, Five-Year Review of Work...

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    2012-01-04

    ... physician payment not previously identified. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background In FR Doc. 2011-28597 of November 28, 2011 (76 FR 73026), the final rule with comment period entitled ``Medicare Program.... Correction of Errors 0 In FR Doc. 2011-28597 of November 28, 2011 (76 FR 73026), the final rule with...

  17. 76 FR 558 - Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; Medicare Program; Meeting of the...

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    2011-01-05

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; Medicare Program; Meeting... discussion is expected to be very technical in nature and will focus on the actuarial and...

  18. 76 FR 65195 - Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; Medicare Program; Meeting of the...

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    2011-10-20

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; Medicare Program; Meeting... to be very technical in nature and will focus on the actuarial and economic assumptions and...

  19. 76 FR 72707 - Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; Medicare Program; Meeting of the...

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    2011-11-25

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; Medicare Program; Meeting... to be very technical in nature and will focus on the actuarial and economic assumptions and...

  20. 75 FR 70925 - Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; Medicare Program; Meeting of the...

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    2010-11-19

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; Medicare Program; Meeting... discussion is expected to be very technical in nature and will focus on the actuarial and...

  1. 76 FR 19360 - Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; Medicare Program; Meeting of the...

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    2011-04-07

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; Medicare Program; Meeting... spending in the short run. The Panel's discussion is expected to be very technical in nature and will...

  2. 76 FR 7569 - Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; Medicare Program; Meeting of the...

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    2011-02-10

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; Medicare Program; Meeting... discussion is expected to be very technical in nature and will focus on the actuarial and...

  3. 76 FR 30170 - Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; Medicare Program; Meeting of the...

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    2011-05-24

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; Medicare Program; Meeting... in nature and will focus on the actuarial and economic assumptions and methods by which...

  4. 76 FR 18930 - Medicare Programs: Changes to the End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System Transition...

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    2011-04-06

    ... published a final rule (75 FR 49030 through 49214) in the Federal Register, entitled ``Medicare Program; End... the transition budget-neutrality adjustment. As described in the CY 2011 ESRD PPS final rule (75 FR... FR 49082), we explained that section 1881(b)(14)(E)(iii) of the Act requires that we make...

  5. Medicare program; payment for durable medical equipment and orthotic and prosthetic devices--HCFA. Final rule.

    PubMed

    1995-07-10

    This final rule addresses comments received on an interim final rule with comment period published on December 7, 1992. The interim final rule implemented section 4062(b) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987. It specified that payment under the Medicare program for durable medical equipment (DME), prosthetics, and orthotics furnished on or after January 1, 1989 is limited to the lower of the actual charge for the equipment or the fee schedule amount established by the carrier. This final rule describes amendments to the methods for computing fee schedules covering the six classes of DME and how they are updated in subsequent years in accordance with sections 13542 through 13546 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993. PMID:10172375

  6. Medicare Advantage Plans Pay Hospitals Less Than Traditional Medicare Pays.

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    Baker, Laurence C; Bundorf, M Kate; Devlin, Aileen M; Kessler, Daniel P

    2016-08-01

    There is ongoing debate about how prices paid to providers by Medicare Advantage plans compare to prices paid by fee-for-service Medicare. We used data from Medicare and the Health Care Cost Institute to identify the prices paid for hospital services by fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare, Medicare Advantage plans, and commercial insurers in 2009 and 2012. We calculated the average price per admission, and its trend over time, in each of the three types of insurance for fixed baskets of hospital admissions across metropolitan areas. After accounting for differences in hospital networks, geographic areas, and case-mix between Medicare Advantage and FFS Medicare, we found that Medicare Advantage plans paid 5.6 percent less for hospital services than FFS Medicare did. Without taking into account the narrower networks of Medicare Advantage, the program paid 8.0 percent less than FFS Medicare. We also found that the rates paid by commercial plans were much higher than those of either Medicare Advantage or FFS Medicare, and growing. At least some of this difference comes from the much higher prices that commercial plans pay for profitable service lines. PMID:27503970

  7. 76 FR 66931 - Medicare Program; Accountable Care Organization Accelerated Development Learning Sessions; Center...

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    2011-10-28

    ... improve the capabilities of provider organizations to coordinate the care of a population of Medicare... improve beneficiaries' quality outcomes and reduce the growth of Medicare expenditures. Completion of the... to build capacity needed to achieve better care for individuals, better population health, and...

  8. 77 FR 51540 - Medicare Program; Approved Renewal of Deeming Authority of the Accreditation Association for...

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    2012-08-24

    ... Authority of the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. for Medicare Advantage Health... Medicare Advantage ``deeming authority'' of the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc... apply for MA deeming authority are generally recognized by the health care industry as entities...

  9. Medicare and Medicaid programs; regulatory provisions to promote program efficiency, transparency, and burden reduction; Part II.

    PubMed

    2014-05-12

    This final rule reforms Medicare regulations that CMS has identified as unnecessary, obsolete, or excessively burdensome on health care providers and suppliers, as well as certain regulations under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA). This final rule also increases the ability of health care professionals to devote resources to improving patient care, by eliminating or reducing requirements that impede quality patient care or that divert resources away from providing high quality patient care. We are issuing this rule to achieve regulatory reforms under Executive Order 13563 on improving regulation and regulatory review and the Department's plan for retrospective review of existing rules. This is the latest in a series of rules developed by CMS over the last 5 years to reform existing rules to reduce unnecessary costs and increase flexibility for health care providers. PMID:24818301

  10. Six features of Medicare coordinated care demonstration programs that cut hospital admissions of high-risk patients.

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    Brown, Randall S; Peikes, Deborah; Peterson, Greg; Schore, Jennifer; Razafindrakoto, Carol M

    2012-06-01

    As policy makers seek to slow the growth in Medicare spending, they have appropriately focused attention on beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions. Many care coordination and disease management programs designed to improve beneficiaries' care and reduce their need for hospitalizations have been tested, but few have been successful. This study, however, found that four of eleven programs that were part of the Medicare Coordinated Care Demonstration reduced hospitalizations by 8-33 percent among enrollees who had a high risk of near-term hospitalization. The six approaches practiced by care coordinators in at least three of the four programs were as follows: supplementing telephone calls to patients with frequent in-person meetings; occasionally meeting in person with providers; acting as a communications hub for providers; delivering evidence-based education to patients; providing strong medication management; and providing timely and comprehensive transitional care after hospitalizations. When care management fees were included, the programs were essentially cost-neutral, but none of these programs generated net savings to Medicare. Our results suggest that incorporating these approaches into medical homes, accountable care organizations, and other policy initiatives could reduce hospitalizations and improve patients' lives. However, the approaches would save money only if care coordination fees were modest and organizations found cost-effective ways to deliver the interventions. PMID:22665827

  11. The lessons of Medicare's prospective payment system show that the bundled payment program faces challenges.

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    Altman, Stuart H

    2012-09-01

    Policy makers have been trying to replace Medicare's fee-for-service payment system for years with approaches that pay one price for an aggregation of services. The intent is to reward providers for offering needed care in the most appropriate and cost-effective manner. Medicare's first payment change designed to accomplish such a change was the hospital prospective payment system, introduced during 1983-84. But because it focused only on hospital care, its impact on total Medicare spending was limited. In 2011 Medicare began a new initiative to expand the "bundled payment" concept to link payments for multiple services that patients receive during an episode of care. The goal of Medicare's current bundled payment initiative is to provide incentives to deliver health care more efficiently while maintaining or improving quality. This article provides a detailed analysis of how Medicare implemented the hospital prospective payment system, how hospitals responded to the new incentives, and lessons learned that are applicable to the bundled payment initiative. The lessons include that any Medicare payment reform needs to continuously respond to the many different components of the health system and that payment reform should be coupled with analogous reforms in private insurance payment, so that providers receive consistent signals to alter their behavior. PMID:22949439

  12. Medicare program; End-Stage Renal Disease prospective payment system, quality incentive program, and Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies. Final rule.

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    2014-11-01

    This final rule will update and make revisions to the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) prospective payment system (PPS) for calendar year (CY) 2015. This rule also finalizes requirements for the ESRD quality incentive program (QIP), including for payment years (PYs) 2017 and 2018. This rule will also make a technical correction to remove outdated terms and definitions. In addition, this final rule sets forth the methodology for adjusting Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) fee schedule payment amounts using information from the Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program (CBP); makes alternative payment rules for certain DME under the Medicare DMEPOS CBP; clarifies the statutory Medicare hearing aid coverage exclusion and specifies devices not subject to the hearing aid exclusion; will not update the definition of minimal self-adjustment; clarifies the Change of Ownership (CHOW) and provides for an exception to the current requirements; revises the appeal provisions for termination of a CBP contract, including the beneficiary notification requirement under the Medicare DMEPOS CBP, and makes a technical change to the regulation related to the conditions for awarding contracts for furnishing infusion drugs under the Medicare DMEPOS CBP. PMID:25376058

  13. Catching flies with vinegar: a critique of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid self-disclosure program.

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    Veilleux, Jean Wright

    2012-01-01

    This Article argues that the current approach of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to enforcement of the Ethics in Patient Referrals Act (the "Stark Law") is unnecessarily punitive and discourages health-care providers from self-disclosing even very minor violations of the Stark Law. This Article suggests a number of specific changes to encourage provider self-disclosure and proposes that CMS create a demonstration project under the authority of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to test the reforms. A demonstration project provides the perfect vehicle to prove that increased self-disclosure protocols for the Stark Law can decrease the government's costs of enforcement, improve program integrity, and encourage providers to deal responsibly with the inevitable minor lapses in compliance that arise in such an enormous government program as Medicare. PMID:22616546

  14. 78 FR 45231 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Initial Approval of Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality...

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    2013-07-26

    ...This final notice announces our decision to approve the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ) as a national accrediting organization for hospitals that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid...

  15. 78 FR 12325 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Application From the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality...

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    2013-02-22

    ...This proposed notice with comment period acknowledges the receipt of an application from the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ) for recognition as a national accrediting organization for hospitals that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid...

  16. 77 FR 17070 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Application From Det Norske Veritas Healthcare (DNVHC) for...

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    2012-03-23

    ...This proposed notice with comment period acknowledges the receipt of an application from Det Norske Veritas Healthcare (DNVHC) for continued recognition as a national accrediting organization for hospitals that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid...

  17. 78 FR 46733 - Medicare Program; Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System-Update for Fiscal...

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    2013-08-01

    ...This notice updates the prospective payment rates for Medicare inpatient hospital services provided by inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPFs). These changes are applicable to IPF discharges occurring during the fiscal year (FY) beginning October 1, 2013 through September 30,...

  18. 78 FR 58385 - Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System for Federally Qualified Health Centers; Changes to...

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    2013-09-23

    ... period (57 FR 24961) and the April 3, 1996 final rule (61 FR 14640). Regulations pertaining to FQHCs are... provided on or after January 1, 2011. Accordingly, in the CY 2011 Medicare PFS final rule (75 FR...

  19. No ROI in ACO. Risk, expense of Medicare program has most for-profit groups shying away.

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    Kutscher, Beth

    2012-04-23

    For-profit healthcare companies aren't beating down the door to get in on Medicare ACOs. Several of the big chains say there is too much uncertainty about the experiment, and they're waiting to see how the program evolves. One company on the sideline is Capella Healthcare. Chairman and CEO Daniel Slipkovich, left, says there is a potential for high patient dropout rates and risks in population management. PMID:22571000

  20. Lower Hispanic Participation In Medicare Part D May Reflect Program Barriers

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    McGarry, Brian E.; Strawderman, Robert L.; Li, Yue

    2014-01-01

    Despite the successes of Medicare’s Part D prescription drug program, an estimated 12.5 percent of Americans ages sixty-five and older do not have prescription drug coverage. It is possible that some who remain without coverage do so for rational economic reasons. However, barriers to insurance uptake, such as the program’s complexity, may exist for certain elderly people. Racial and ethnic minorities may be particularly susceptible to these barriers. To investigate the role that race and ethnicity may play in Medicare Part D participation, we analyzed data from the 2011 National Health and Aging Trends Study. We found that Hispanics were 35 percent less likely than non-Hispanic whites to have coverage after controlling for individual predictors of prescription drug demand. There was no statistically significant difference in Part D coverage between non-Hispanic blacks and non-Hispanic whites. Results of a stratified analysis suggest that the difference between Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites in Part D coverage may be driven by ethnic disparities among those eligible for the low-income Part D subsidy but not automatically enrolled in it. Further research is needed to identify both the exact mechanisms underlying the observed differential uptake in the rapidly growing elderly Hispanic population and potential policy-based solutions. PMID:24799584

  1. 77 FR 31362 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Application From the Community Health Accreditation Program for...

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    2012-05-25

    ... the Community Health Accreditation Program for Continued Approval of Its Hospice Accreditation Program... conditions. A national accrediting organization applying for approval of its accreditation program under part... for continued approval of its accreditation program every 6 years or as we determine. Community...

  2. 76 FR 2453 - Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Value-Based Purchasing Program

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    2011-01-13

    ...In this proposed rule, we are proposing to implement a Hospital Value-Based Purchasing program (``Hospital VBP program'' or ``the program'') under section 1886(o) of the Social Security Act (``Act''), under which value-based incentive payments will be made in a fiscal year to hospitals that meet performance standards with respect to a performance period for the fiscal year involved. The......

  3. Numeracy and Medicare Part D: the importance of choice and literacy for numbers in optimizing decision making for Medicare's prescription drug program.

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    Wood, Stacey; Hanoch, Yaniv; Barnes, Andrew; Liu, Pi-Ju; Cummings, Janet; Bhattacharya, Chandrima; Rice, Thomas

    2011-06-01

    Studies on decision making have come to challenge the idea that having more choice is necessarily better. The Medicare prescription drug program (Part D) has been designed to maximize choice for the consumer but has simultaneously created a highly complex decision task with dozens of options. In this study, in a sample of 121 adults, we examined the impact that increasing choice options has on decision-making abilities in older versus younger adults. Consistent with our hypotheses, we found that participants performed better with less choice versus more choice, and that older adults performed worse than younger adults across conditions. We further examined the role that numeracy may play in making these decisions and the role of more traditional cognitive variables such as working memory, executive functioning, intelligence, and education. Finally, we examined how personality style may interact with cognitive variables and age in decision making. Regression analysis revealed that numeracy is related to performance across the lifespan. When controlling for additional measures of cognitive ability, we found that although age was no longer associated with performance, numeracy remained significant. In terms of decision style, personality characteristics were not related to performance. Our results add to the mounting evidence for the critical role of numeracy in decision making across decision domains and across the lifespan. PMID:21553984

  4. 42 CFR 421.500 - Medicare review function.

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    2012-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 3 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Medicare review function. 421.500 Section 421.500 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICARE PROGRAM (CONTINUED) MEDICARE CONTRACTING Medical Review § 421.500 Medicare...

  5. 42 CFR 411.165 - Basis for conditional Medicare payments.

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    2011-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Basis for conditional Medicare payments. 411.165 Section 411.165 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES MEDICARE PROGRAM EXCLUSIONS FROM MEDICARE AND LIMITATIONS ON MEDICARE PAYMENT Special...

  6. 42 CFR 411.32 - Basis for Medicare secondary payments.

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    2011-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Basis for Medicare secondary payments. 411.32 Section 411.32 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES MEDICARE PROGRAM EXCLUSIONS FROM MEDICARE AND LIMITATIONS ON MEDICARE PAYMENT Insurance...

  7. 42 CFR 411.32 - Basis for Medicare secondary payments.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Basis for Medicare secondary payments. 411.32 Section 411.32 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES MEDICARE PROGRAM EXCLUSIONS FROM MEDICARE AND LIMITATIONS ON MEDICARE PAYMENT Insurance...

  8. 42 CFR 411.175 - Basis for Medicare primary payments.

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    2011-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Basis for Medicare primary payments. 411.175 Section 411.175 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES MEDICARE PROGRAM EXCLUSIONS FROM MEDICARE AND LIMITATIONS ON MEDICARE PAYMENT Special Rules:...

  9. 42 CFR 411.33 - Amount of Medicare secondary payment.

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    2011-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Amount of Medicare secondary payment. 411.33 Section 411.33 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES MEDICARE PROGRAM EXCLUSIONS FROM MEDICARE AND LIMITATIONS ON MEDICARE PAYMENT Insurance...

  10. 42 CFR 411.165 - Basis for conditional Medicare payments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Basis for conditional Medicare payments. 411.165 Section 411.165 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES MEDICARE PROGRAM EXCLUSIONS FROM MEDICARE AND LIMITATIONS ON MEDICARE PAYMENT Special...