ACCT 567 Medicare Medicaid

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ACCT 567 Medicare Medicaid
The federal government through the Medicare and Medicaid programs is one of the largest providers…

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ACCT 567 Medicare Medicaid

ACCT 567 Medicare Medicaid

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Case 17–3 Internet Case—Medicare and Medicaid. The federal government through the Medicare and Medicaid programs is one of the largest providers of patient service revenues to health care organizations. Information concerning these programs is available through the Department of Health and Human Services Web site.

Required

Accessing the Web site at www.cms.hhs.gov, answer the following questions:

  1. Who are the recipients of Medicare and Medicaid program benefits?
  2. What were the annual outlays (expenditures) for each program for the most recent year?
  3. What is CMS?
  4. What is the National Program on Integrity and what are the objectives of its program reviews?
  5. What factors do you believe contribute to fraud in Medicare and Medicaid programs?

Preview 17-3. a. In general, Medicare benefits are provided to individuals aged 65 and over. Medicare benefits may also be provided to individuals younger than 65 if certain health related qualifications are met. Medicaid benefits are provided to individuals and families…