News tagged with medicare

Related topics: health care · medicaid · hospital · patients · health insurance

Intermediate care billing rose from 1996 to 2010

(HealthDay)—From 1996 to 2010 there was a significant increase in intermediate care billing, according to a study published online Sept. 15 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Sep 28, 2015
popularity4 comments 0

Medicare's $30M ambulance-ride mystery

Medicare paid $30 million for ambulance rides for which no record exists that patients got medical care at their destination, the place where they were picked up or other critical information.

Sep 29, 2015
popularity6 comments 0

New health care model saving money, report says

A new model of health care run by doctors and hospitals is growing and saving money in the taxpayer-funded Medicare program, according to a new report from the federal government. However, experts say most patients still ...

Sep 10, 2015
popularity4 comments 0

Medicare to list 30-minute breast cancer treatment

An innovative radiotherapy technique that has the potential to revolutionise the treatment of early breast cancer will become available and affordable for all eligible women under Medicare from tomorrow.

Aug 31, 2015
popularity30 comments 0

Waiving Medicare's 3-day rule lessens hospital stay

For nearly 50 years Medicare has required patients to endure at least a three-day stint in the hospital before they become eligible for coverage of skilled nursing care afterward. A new study, however, finds that the main ...

Aug 03, 2015
popularity52 comments 0

Some hospitals marking up prices more than 1,000 percent

The 50 hospitals in the United States with the highest markup of prices over their actual costs are charging out-of-network patients and the uninsured, as well as auto and workers' compensation insurers, more than 10 times ...

Jun 08, 2015
popularity132 comments 1

Medicare (United States)

Medicare is a social insurance program administered by the United States government, providing health insurance coverage to people who are aged 65 and over, or who meet other special criteria. Medicare operates as a single-payer health care system. The Social Security Act of 1965 was passed by Congress in late-spring of 1965 and signed into law on July 30, 1965, by President Lyndon B. Johnson as amendments to Social Security legislation. At the bill-signing ceremony President Johnson enrolled former President Harry S. Truman as the first Medicare beneficiary and presented him with the first Medicare card.

This text uses material from Wikipedia, licensed under CC BY-SA

Subscribe to rss feed