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Medicare, funding and management problems result in unnecessary expenditures

Medicare, funding and management problems result in unnecessary expenditures

statement of Janet L. Shikles, Director, Health Financing and Policy Issues, Human Resources Division, before the House Committee on the Budget, House of Representatives

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Published by The Office, The Office [distributor in [Washington, D.C.], [Gaithersburg, MD] (P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg 20884-6015) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. -- Health Care Financing Administration.,
  • Medicare.

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    Other titlesFunding and management problems result in unnecessary expenditures.
    StatementUnited States General Accounting Office.
    SeriesTestimony -- GAO/T-HRD-93-4.
    ContributionsUnited States. General Accounting Office.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination9, [3] p.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15375042M

    This chapter reviews the current health care payment systems; the strengths, weaknesses, and potential adverse consequences of pay for performance; early experiences with the approach; and the ways in which pay for performance can be used as a pathway to reform. Multiple and complex challenges confront any such effort, and monitoring and evaluation will be essential .   Medicare is the second-largest federal program and provides subsidized medical insurance for the elderly and certain disabled people. CBO’s work on Medicare includes projections of federal spending under current law, cost estimates for legislative proposals, and analyses of specific aspects of the program and options for changing it.

    As the committee was completing this report, the nation was debating systemwide health care reform: see Box The proposed legislation, if enacted in a form similar to one of its most recent versions, would cover a majority of people who now lack health insurance, and it would raise revenues and increase spending without increasing the deficit over the next 10 years . Helped to secure increased Medicare funding, resulting in an average increase to Medicare recipients of $1, per person. Successfully worked to extend solvency of Social Security and Medicare, with Medicare solvency extended by 23 years to .

    (1) Data Sources: State total expenditures are from the U.S. Census Bureau State Government Finances Database, data on Medicaid exp enditures are from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) Financial Management Reports (FMRs), and data on AFDC/TANF expenditures are from the U.S. Census Bureau Stat istical Abstract of the United States. Medicare-covered services in one of two. ways: Original Medicare: The majority (75%) of beneficiaries receive Part A and B services through “fee-for-service” Medicare. The program pays a share of the Medicare-approved costs, and. Figure 1. Characteristics of Medicare Beneficiaries. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation, “Medicare at a Glance,”File Size: KB.


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