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    The History Of Medicare

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    What started Medicare or plain and simple what is Medicare? If you’re under the age of 65 you may have no earthly idea what it is, and if you don’t you’re definitely not alone. Medicare can be defined as the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 and older, though some younger people with disabilities do qualify for it. The idea of Medicare came about in 1912 when President Teddy Roosevelt began the platform for health insurance. It didn’t catch on until 1945 when Harry S. Truman sent a message to congress calling for the creations of funds for national health insurance. Truman fought for this bill to go through but it ended up not working out. Not until twenty years later when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the legislation…

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    The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is about to turn the way you 're paid by Medicare completely upside down. Effective Jan. 1, 2017, how you participate with this new program determines whether your future Medicare reimbursement will be increased or decreased. It all depends on the data you submit. And although the data submission requirements are somewhat based on several quality reporting systems you may be familiar with (Physician Quality Reporting System…

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    Medicare Part D is a federal program that reduces the cost of prescription drugs for Medicare recipients. To become eligible for Part D coverage you must be entitled to Medicare Part A and B. Beneficiaries can receive coverage by selecting from a pair of private plans: Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) for drug coverage only or they can choose Medicare Advantage (MA), which is a plan that covers both medical services and prescription drugs. The changes that will affect Medicare will not change…

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    Medicaid Vs Medicare

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    Medicare vs. Medicaid What I learned is that both are financed some way through the government paid via taxes and although they sound very similar that both have different benefits and eligibility requirements. From my understanding Medicare is a program for long term coverage for the elderly and Medicaid is supposed to benefit those with lower incomes. I noticed Medicare is done through social security and it has parts A-C and the newly added D in 2003. Medicare is also offered to everyone…

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    Medicare Advantage plans and physician practice services A large majority of people get their healthcare coverage from Medicare while small percentage or about one-third get their healthcare benefits from Medicare Advantage or Medicare private health plan. Medicare Advantage is a managed health care insurance that substitutes parts of the Original Medicare Parts A and B. The plan covers all the services offered under Medicare Original except hospice care. According to MedicareUntergactive.org,…

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    The Medicare program was established in 1965 as a national health insurance to assist the elderly in receiving medical care and services as they age regardless of health status and income. There were several reasons that led to the creation of the program as stated by Patel & Rushefsky (2016): most elderly were retirees and not eligible for health insurance coverage through an employer, they could not afford individual insurance coverage, and the elderly are more at risk of needing medical care…

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    Medicare Medicare refers a United States insurance program that has been in operation since the year 1966. Under the Social Security Amendments done in1965, the Medicare legislation crafted a health insurance program targeting the aged persons so as to supplement the retirement, as well as disability insurance benefits under Title II of the Social Security Act(Bryan, 2004). The program targets individuals aged 65 years and above and the young persons with end stage renal problem, amyotrophic…

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    1. Briefly describe the Medicare program (who in general is covered/ eligible and the basic structure of the program- the parts & what overall each covers). Medicare (Title 18) is a program that provides health care to individuals who are 65 years or older, disabled, or individuals with fatal kidney failure. A basic four-part structure is used to construct the foundation of Medicare, Part A: hospital insurance, Part B: supplementary medical insurance, Part C: Medicare advantage, Part D:…

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    related to a government healthcare benefits and complete a review of the article. The article chosen was published by a popular professional source, read widely throughout the country and trusted in the business environment. It is titled “Are Medicare and Medicaid Sustainable?” A brief description of the article follows, explaining the laws and concepts covered by this particular benefit; and finally, recommendations to the business community or employer will be detailed towards the end of…

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    Medicare and Medicaid are two programs funded by the federal government that provide health insurance benefits to people 65 or older, individuals with certain specific disabilities, and people with extremely low incomes. Income requirements for the program can vary from state to state, but most of them are based on federal poverty guidelines. Because they cover some vision expenses, these programs fall under vision insurance plans. In 2010, the maximum annual income for an individual to qualify…

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