Medicare: Health Care and Affordable Care Act

1277 WordsJan 30, 20116 Pages
Medicare/Medicaid Kleta Shinn HCS 310 December 6, 2010 Professor Jones Medicare and Medicaid Medicaid and Medicare was created and called the Social Security Act of 1965 to provide coverage for medical treatment for qualified individuals and their families. Medicaid is a program that is jointly funded and managed by the federal and state governments that reimburse hospital and physician for providing care to qualified patients who cannot afford medical expense. To qualify for Medicaid he or she must be a United States or resident citizen which, includes low income adults and their children, people with certain disabilities and senior citizens. “Medicaid and Medicare is overlooked by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid,…show more content…
CMS will be rewarding the top performing hospitals by increasing to their payment for Medicaid patients. HCAHPS survey is sent out within six weeks of the patients discharged, there is 27 questions relating to communication with the staff, cleanliness, pain management, communication about medicines, discharge information and if they would recommend the hospital. The data is to Premier Incorporated to categorize the date, and then place this information on the website http://.wwwhospitalcompar.hhs.gov and available to the public. Health Quality Alliance and Center of Medicare and Medicaid Systems have awarded over eight million to hospitals who have shown improvements in the care of their patients. The final factor is the newly signed law by President Obama, called the Patient protection and Affordable Care Act. This law is to give people the rights, benefits and protection against the health insurance companies and holding them responsible. The insurance companies and no longer deny coverage with pre-existing conditions, not lifetime limit on people who have a costly conditions like cancer, cancel his or hers policy without proving fraud and cannot deny claims without a chance of appeals. The new health plan will have no out of pocket cost to us, keep young adults on
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