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Authors: Carole Roan Gresenz, Deborah R. Hensler, David M. Studdert, Bonnie Dombey Moore, Nicholas M. Pace
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: remedies, available, erisa, beneficiaries, legal, changing, litigation, predicting, consequences, flood
Formats:PDF
Copyrights: Copyrighted

Examines assumptions about litigation and the legal system that underlie the fundamental assertions of those for and against changing regulations in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.......
ISBN: 0833011847, 9780833011848
Authors: M. Susan Marquis, Jeannette Rogowski
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: incentives, medicare, beneficiaries, decisions, financial, role, alternative, health, plans, participation
Formats:PDF
Copyrights: Copyrighted

Medicare beneficiaries choosing to enroll in an alternative health plan (AHP) must make a tradeoff between restricted choice of provider and financial incentives to enroll in the plan. This study examines this tradeoff empirically by estimating a model of beneficiary plan choice using survey data in which beneficiaries were asked to state a preference between several hypothetical AHPs and their cu......
Authors: Joel Kallich, Martin Markovich, Mark Litwin
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: disease, medicare, beneficiaries, renal, stage, access, procedures, vascular
Formats:PDF
Copyrights: Copyrighted

This report describes the findings of a project of the RAND/UCLA/Harvard Center for Policy Research in Health Care Financing, which is supported by the Health Care Financing Administration. This report examines several factors believed to affect the rate of shunt creations and complications for Medicare beneficiaries who suffer from end stage renal disease (ESRD). Because Medicare's ESRD program p......
ISBN: 1437928080, 9781437928082
Author: James Cosgrove
Source: www.ebookdb.org
Keywords: limited, marketing, data, scope, issue, inappropriate, affected, advantage, cms, assists, beneficiaries, medicare
Formats: Read Online And/Or Other Formats
Copyrights: General Copyright

Publisher: DIANE PublishingPublished Time: DIANE PublishingPages: 48Questions have been raised about complaints that some Medicare Advantage (MA) org. and their agents inappropriately marketed their health plans to Medicare beneficiaries. Inappropriate marketing may include activities such as providing inaccurate info. about covered benefits and conducting prohibited marketing practices. The Cente......
Authors: Melinda Beeuwkes Buntin, Partha Deb, Jose J. Escarce, Carrie Hoverman, Susan M. Paddock, Neeraj Sood
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: extremity, joint, replacements, lower, beneficiaries, medicare, spending, outcomes, comparison
Formats:PDF
Copyrights: Copyrighted

The primary objective of this study is to conduct a set of analyses comparing costs and outcomes of lower extremity joint replacement patients discharged to three different post-acute settings: inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs), skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), and patient homes. Multivariate techniques are employed in order to adjust these analyses for observable differences in severit......
Authors: Lisa R. Shugarman, Donna O. Farley, Pat Taylor, J. Scott Ashwood
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: rural, medicare, beneficiaries, services, physician, bonus, payments, trends
Formats:PDF
Copyrights: Copyrighted

Under contract with the Health Care Financing Administration, RAND analyzed Medicare special payments to rural providers. This report presents the findings of RAND's analysis of Medicare bonus payments for physician services.......
ISBN: 0833013289, 9780833013286
Author: Joel Kallich
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: renal, disease, beneficiaries, stage, services, inpatient, physician, patterns
Formats:PDF
Copyrights: Copyrighted

On April 1, 1988, the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) directed all carriers to have a uniform policy and allow physicians the use of "dialysis procedure codes" for the supervision of inpatient dialysis services to End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) beneficiaries. In the year following this change, inpatient dialysis services provided by physicians increased from 12.7 percent ($38.8 million......
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