PART 1(3 pages)Discuss the current financial health and the future projection on the financial sustainability of Medicare. Propose initiatives that the government might take as possibilities to prese

PART 1(3 pages)

  1. Discuss the current financial health and the future projection on the financial sustainability of Medicare.
  2. Propose initiatives that the government might take as possibilities to preserve Medicare.

PLEASE USE THE REFERENCE BELOW

Zarabozo, C., & Harrison, S. (2009). Payment Policy and the Growth of Medicare Advantage. Health Affairs, 28 (1), W55-W67. Retrieved from ProQuest on 11/21/2012.

Kaiser Family Foundation. (2010). Medicare: A Primer. Available at https://www.kff.org/interactive/medicare-101-tutorial/

Kaiser Family Foundation. (2010). Medicare at a Glance. Available at https://kaiserfamilyfoundation.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/1066-17-medicare-at-a-glance.pdf

Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. (2016). Context of Medicare Payment Policy. In Report to Congress: Medicare Payment Policy. Washington: The Commission. Retrieved from http://www.medpac.gov/docs/default-source/reports/march-2016-report-to-the-congress-medicare-payment-policy.pdf?sfvrsn=0

PART 2   (3 PAGES)

  1. Compare the Medicaid eligibility requirements and covered services of Kansas state to those of another state.
  2. How did the two states respond to the option of expanding the Medicaid benefits proposed by Healthcare Reform?

PLEASE USE THE REFERENCE BELOW .

Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. (2011). Key Questions About Medicaid And Its Role in State/Federal Budgets and Health Reform. http://www.kff.org/medicaid/upload/8162.pdf (Retrieved 11/21/2012)

Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. (2011). Top 5 Things To Know About Medicaid.  http://www.kff.org/medicaid/upload/8139.pdf (Retrieved 11/21/2012)

Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. (2010). Medicaid: A Primer. Available at http://www.kff.org/medicaid/upload/7334-04.pdf(Retrieved 11/21/2012)

Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. (2010). The Medicaid Program at a Glance. Available at https://reachhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/7235-04.pdf(Retrieved 11/21/2012)

Mortensen, K. (2010). Copayments Did Not Reduce Medicaid Enrollees’ Nonemergency Use of Emergency Departments. Health Affairs, 29 (9), 1643-1650. Retrieved from ProQuest on 11/21/2012.

Sommers, B. (2010). Enrolling Eligible Children in Medicaid and CHIP: A Research Update. Health Affairs, 29 (7), 1350-1355. Retrieved from ProQuest on 11/21/2012.

Decker, S.. (2009). Changes in Medicaid Physician Fees and Patterns of Ambulatory Care. Inquiry, 46(3), 291-304. Retrieved from ProQuest on 11/21/2012.