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Cash flow in Medicare Part A, which provided $103 billion for 36 million patients last year, turned negative for the first time in 1996, and by 2001 (or sooner), its $134 billion in reserves will be exhausted.
Beneficiaries who enroll by May 15, 2006 will continue to pay their existing Medicare Part A and Part B monthly premiums, as well as the Senior Plan Direct premium applicable to their area.
Could the facility continue to offer a Medicare Part A program at this reduced level of reimbursement?
Consumers do not have to be a Medicare supplemental plan member in order to receive this card, however, they must be enrolled in Medicare Part A or Medicare Part B.
Nevertheless, HCFA is billed by the nursing home under a PPS Resource Utilization Group (RUG) as part of a pre-established, all-inclusive Medicare Part A RUG rate that does not reflect a nursing home's realistic or reasonable costs for inpatient care.
Blue Cross & Blue Shield United of Wisconsin (BCBSUW) obtained approval from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the transfer of its Medicare Part A contract to its wholly owned subsidiary, United Government Services, LLC (UGS).
The Medicare PPS will not cover Medicare beneficiaries in NFs that do not qualify for a Medicare Part A SNF benefit, but Medicare beneficiaries using Part B benefits would be covered by Consolidated Billing.
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