Items in FPM with MESH term: Medicare

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Is Your Medicare Payer Playing by the Rules? - Feature

Thinking on Paper: Documenting Decision Making - Feature

Use of Hospice Care for Patients Without Cancer - Editorials

A Physician's Guide to the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs: The Basics - Feature

Hospice Care in the Nursing Home - Article

ABSTRACT: Hospice care is being used more frequently to provide skills and services that are not otherwise available in nursing homes. For eligible terminally ill patients, the Medicare Hospice Benefit supplies an interdisciplinary team with skills in pain management, symptom control and bereavement assistance. The Medicare Hospice Benefit also covers the cost of durable medical equipment and drugs, except for a nominal drug copayment fee. The services of the hospice team supplement the usual nursing home care at a time when staff, family members and the patient are facing the increased and urgent needs associated with the dying process. The Medicare Hospice Benefit can make it much easier for physicians and nursing home staff to provide comprehensive palliative care for terminally ill patients.

Home Health Care - Article

ABSTRACT: Home health care is the fastest-growing expense in the Medicare program because of the aging population, the increasing prevalence of chronic disease and increasing hospital costs. Patients and families are choosing the option of home care more frequently. Medicare's regulations are often considered the standard of care for all home health agency interactions, even when a patient does not have Medicare insurance. These regulations require patients who receive home health care services to be under the care of a physician and to be homebound. The patient must have a documented need for skilled nursing care or physical, occupational or speech therapy. The care must be part time (28 hours or less per week, eight hours or less per day) and occur at least every 60 days except in special cases. A detailed referral and specific care plan maximize the care to the patient and the reimbursement received by the physician.

Medicare-Financed Home Health Care - Editorials

Off the Charts: Teaching Students in Compliance With HCFA Guidelines - Feature

How to Get Reimbursed When a Colleague Treats Your Patients - Getting Paid

Medicare, 2000 and You - Getting Paid

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