Making Medicare Work Better
This report by the Institute for Medicare Practice at Mount Sinai School of Medicine takes a hard look at the operational challenges facing Medicare and considers incremental, structural changes to improve the management of the Medicare program from the standpoint of beneficiaries and providers.
Based on interviews with key experts and Medicare stakeholders including representatives of beneficiaries, hospitals, physicians and other providers of care, as well as current and former Congressional and Administration staff, the report identifies problems in current operations and offers recommendations to address them. Recommended changes are grouped according to whether they would primarily impact beneficiaries, providers or general program administration. For each recommendation, the report identifies the type of action that would be needed statutory, appropriation, or administrative.
also of interest
- 10 FAQs: Medicare’s Role in End-of-Life Care
- Medicare and Medicaid at 50 Years: Perspectives of Beneficiaries, Health Care Professionals and Institutions, and Policy Makers
- Visualizing Health Policy: Medicaid and Medicare at 50: Trends and Challenges
- Data Note: Medicare Advantage Enrollment, by Firm, 2015