Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR, also the Chief Honorary Patron of HCFA
said she is grateful to the Association for its efforts in promoting the communication between the financial communities in Hong Kong and in Mainland China over the past decade, and for its contribution to the interconnection of the two markets.
establishes the Outcomes Assessment Information Set (OASIS), which is designed to measure and improve the quality of care administered by home health agencies.
Tauzin doesn't question the effort being put forth by HCFA
, but adds, "let's be honest, HCFA
has to do a better job than many other federal agencies....
To address this situation, HCFA
issued an interim final rule with comment period [public debate held before policy is set], in January of this year, that would legally compel all psychiatric residential treatment facilities, other than hospitals, that serve individuals covered by Medicaid under age 21, to meet new, more humane standards in the use of restraints and seclusion in treating their under-21 population.
has been without a director since Nancy Ann Min DeParle resigned late last year.
has determined that measuring the quality of care provided to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries is an essential step toward meeting its goal of improving the care beneficiaries obtain (Gagel, 1995).
"This demonstration will provide a unique opportunity fur HCFA
to test how providing, structuring and managing outpatient prescription drugs can contribute to providing traditional Medicare benefits more effectively and more efficiently," asserts Robert Berenson, acting deputy administrator of the agency.
A private fee-for-service Medicare plan is a private insurance program that charges enrollees a premium and cost-sharing amounts and lets beneficiaries choose the providers they want to see, according to HCFA
. In most cases, beneficiaries enrolled in this type of plan pay less to see a doctor than under original fee-for-service Medicare plans.
also failed to anticipate that HMOs would be more aggressive at denying health care than doctors paid under Medicare's fee-for-service reimbursement system.
Comparatively, Medicaid non-institutional long-term care spending that year was $13.5 billion (Burwell, Medstat analysis of HCFA
64 reports, April 1998).
With leadership and support from the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA
), this new program will foster cooperation among organizations all across the country to help HCFA
reach Medicare beneficiaries.
Nursing-home costs accounted for 25 percent of the $150 billion federal share of the Medicaid budget for 1995 (states contribute an almost equal share to the Medicaid program, bringing the total annual program budget to about $300 billion), according to the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA