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Author: Stacey Schreft
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: methods, payment, choose, consumers
Number of Pages: 21
Published: 2010-11
ISBN-10: 1437934579
ISBN-13: 9781437934571

The set of payment options has expanded over time. Today, consumersż wallets often hold currency, checks, multiple credit cards, debit cards, and perhaps even stored value cards. This report provides an overview of the literature on consumer payment behavior. It considers the state of our understanding of how and why consumers choose their payment methods and what is needed to make more headway in understanding consumer payment decisions. It closes by discussing the policy issues that require that we make progress with payments research.

Author: James C. Cosgrove
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: lower, program, beneficiary, spending, potential, methodology, home, oxygen, refining, payment, medicare
Number of Pages: 58
Published: 2011-04-01
ISBN-10: 1437981712
ISBN-13: 9781437981711

Studies have found that Medicare payment rates for home oxygen exceeded other payers' rates. Congress has reduced home oxygen payment rates, capped rental payments after 36 months, and directed the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which administers Medicare, to use competitive bidding. This report examined Medicare home oxygen payment policy. It describes how Medicare pays for home oxygen; the effect on Medicare's payments of using other methodologies and rates; and changes in beneficiary access. The report reviewed industry-reported costs, Medicare claims data and payment data

Author: Kathryn G. Allen
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: unaffected, largely, recent, fiscal, pressures, rates, payment, nursing, home, payments, states, medicaid
Number of Pages: 58
Published: 2004-01-03
ISBN-10: 0756739667
ISBN-13: 9780756739669

Almost half of all Americans over the age of 65 will rely on nursing home (NH) care at some point in their lives, & 2 in 3 NH residents have their care covered at least in part by Medicaid. Under Medicaid, states set NH payment rates & the Fed. Gov't. reimburses a share of state spending. In light of concerns about the adequacy of NH resources, this report examine how state Medicaid programs determine NH payment rates & whether these payment methods or rates have changed given recent state fiscal pressures. State & NH industry officials in 19 states were interviewed & documentation about nursi

Author: James C. Cosgrove (au)
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: ensure, included, drugs, availability, quality, data, monitoring, oral, certain, esrd, disease, renal, cms, assess, payment, adequacy, stage
Number of Pages: 44
Published: 2011-06-01
ISBN-10: 1437983510
ISBN-13: 9781437983517

For most individuals with ESRD, Medicare purchases a bundle of dialysis-related services using a single payment. In 2014, CMS plans to include in this bundled payment "oral-only" ESRD drugs used to treat mineral and bone disorder. This report: (1) describes the rationales for including oral-only ESRD drugs in the bundled payment; (2) examines dialysis organizations' recent experience providing oral-only ESRD drugs and their future ability to provide these drugs; (3) examines the data sources that CMS could use to account for oral-only ESRD drugs in the bundled payment; and (4) examines CMS's a

Author: World Bank. Europe and Central Asia Region. Energy
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: former, soviet, union, europe, eastern, payment, electricity, sector, non
Number of Pages: 136
Published: 1999-07-01
ISBN-10: 0821345427
ISBN-13: 9780821345429

"In Albania, consumers with guns stolen from the government threatened to shoot the utility officials who attempted to disconnect defaulting customers."This situation and others less dramatic, but every bit as corrupt, aggravated the utility non-payment issue and pushed it into the foreground. This study reviews the non-payment problem in the electricity sector in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union during 1990-1997. In addition to non-payment, the review also covers the problem of low cash collections and the preference in some countries for the use of cash substitutes such as barters,

Author: James C. Cosgrove
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: implementation, promptly, new, bundled, system, payment, care, dialysis, disease, renal, cms, monitor, quality, access, stage
Number of Pages: 72
Published: 2011-01
ISBN-10: 1437933467
ISBN-13: 9781437933468

This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. Medicare covers dialysis for most individuals with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Beginning Jan. 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) must use a single payment to pay for dialysis and related services, which include injectable ESRD drugs. What is this new payment system's effects on the access to and quality of dialysis care for certain groups of beneficiaries? This report examined: (1) Medicare expend. for injectable ESRD drugs, by demographic characteristics; (2) factors likely to result in above average

Author: William J. Scanlon
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: need, refinement, data, available, system, payment, home, health, care, prospective, medicare
Number of Pages: 60
Published: 2000-08
ISBN-10: 0756702976
ISBN-13: 9780756702977

Medicare spending for home health care rose from $3.7 billion in 1990 to $17.8 billion in 1997, making it one of the fastest growing components of the program. To control spending, Congress passed an act which required HHS to develop a prospective payment system to replace cost-based payments for home health agencies. This report: documents the objectives, findings, & costs of the research & demonstration projects the Health Care Finance Admin. has funded that were related to the design of the prospective payment system; & assesses how these projects contributed to the proposed prospective pay
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