Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Financial penalties for dialysis centers do not increase performance

Performance-based financial penalties against outpatient dialysis centers under the End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program (ESRD QIP) do not improve performance scores, according to a study published online May ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Seniors with Medicare and Medicaid fare worse functionally after ICU

Seniors who are enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid are at risk for experiencing greater worsening of functional status following ICU hospitalization, according to research presented at the ATS 2021 International Conference.

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Medicaid

Medicaid is the United States health program for eligible individuals and families with low incomes and resources. It is a means-tested program that is jointly funded by the states and federal government, and is managed by the states. Among the groups of people served by Medicaid are certain eligible U.S. citizens and resident aliens, including low-income adults and their children, and people with certain disabilities. Poverty alone does not necessarily qualify an individual for Medicaid. It is estimated that approximately 60 percent of poor Americans are not covered by Medicaid. Medicaid is the largest source of funding for medical and health-related services for people with limited income in the United States. Because of the aging population, the fastest growing aspect of Medicaid is nursing home coverage.

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