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Title Medicare : a primer / Alice R. Williamson, editor

Published New York : Nova Science Publishers, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 114 pages) : illustrations
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Series Health care issues, costs and access series
Health care issues, costs, and access.
Contents The impact of Medicare's payment rates on the volume of services provided by skilled nursing facilities / Congressional Budget Office -- Factors underlying the growth in Medicare's spending for physician's services / Congressional Budget Office -- Improving Medicare efficiency and value / Medicare Payment Advisory Commission -- Medicare : a primer / Jennifer O'Sullivan
Summary "Congress continues to register concern about the rapid rise in Medicare spending and the ability of existing funding mechanisms to support the program over the long term. A combination of factors has contributed to the rapid increase in Medicare costs. These include increases in overall medical costs, advances in health care delivery and medical technology, the aging of the population, and longer life spans. The issues confronting the program are not new; nor are the possible solutions likely to get any easier. For a number of years, various options have been suggested; however, legislative changes have focused on short-term issues. There is no consensus on the long-term approach that should be taken. This book provides an overview of Medicare. It begins with a brief program history, and then outlines the key features of Parts A and B, also known as 'Original Medicare.' That is followed by overviews of Part C and Part D, a discussion of program financing, and a brief discussion of future program directions."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Medicare.
Genre/Form Collected Work.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009027739
ISBN 1617285382 (electronic bk.)
9781617285387 (electronic bk.)