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Getting Ready for Medicare?
Offers health plan options run by Medicare-approved private insurance companies. Medicare Advantage Plans are a way to get the benefits and services covered under Part A and Part B. Most Medicare Advantage Plans cover Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D). Some Medicare Advantage Plans may include extra benefits for an extra cost.
Alaska Regional Hospital poised to acquire Medicare clinic
said, he intended to break even each year. The clinic, set up as a nonprofit, would hold down costs by sending patients first to teams of registered nurses and medical aides, while one doctor made final medical decisions. The doctor would see about 45 patients a day, double the number most primary care doctors treat, Rhyneer said.
The Role of Medicare and the Indian Health Service for American Indians and Alaska Natives: Health, Access and Coverage
This report, divided into four sections, examines these disparities and describes the roles of both the Indian Health Service (IHS) and Medicare in providing access to health care for American Indians and Alaska Natives. The first section draws from recent surveys and other data sources to compare health and other socioeconomic indicators among elderly American Indians and Alaska Natives to the overall population age 65 and older. The second section of this report describes the ways that IHS and other sources of coverage (including Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance) may and may not provide access to health care services for elderly and disabled American Indians and Alaska Natives. The third section explores the intersection of Medicare and the IHS in health service reimbursement, patient cost sharing, and access to care, and then discusses the implications of potential barriers to enrollment in federal or state programs that could assist American Indians and Alaska Natives with out-of-pocket expenses for health care. The report concludes with a discussion of some of the future challenges and opportunities for improving access to care for American Indians and Alaska Natives through Medicare and the IHS.
American Indian/Alaska Native Center
American Indian/Alaska Native
Since 2004, there have been significant changes in Federal healthcare legislation. The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) codified the TTAG/CMS relationship, strengthening the already well-established collaboration between CMS and I/T/Us. The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) added new provisions to eliminate barriers and fund innovative strategies to increase enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP, specifically for AI/AN beneficiaries. And most recently, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) was enacted, representing historic reform by expanding health coverage to millions of the uninsured, strengthening the coverage of those already insured, and dramatically expanding programs like Medicaid, CHIP, and Medicare. Within the vast reforms in PPACA, AI/AN populations will be affected not only by the general provisions, but through specific, explicit provisions, including the permanent reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.