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Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage For Dummies offers strategies to cut through the confusions of Part D, either for yourself or for someone you're helping. It explains the program's ins and outs in plain words. It shows you how to avoid or cope with pitfalls and suggests how you can lower your costs or find a better deal. Best of all, it convinces you that you can - yes, you can - handle Medicare Part D!
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This Broadside will look at the changes that can be made to halt the full implementation of the law over the next few years, including repealing parts of the act that are unpopular with members of both parties. These parts are the medical device tax, IPAB, the new 3.8 percent tax on unearned income, to name a few.
Also covered will be potential reforms to Medicare and Medicaid, two major entitlement programs that, if not reformed to ensure sustainability for those who really need these programs, will be bankrupt by 2024.
There are a number of important lawsuits that will come before the courts this year on issues such as the exchanges, employer and individual mandates, and the contraception mandate. These will be highlighted and their potential impact on the law will be discussed.
Finally, there is the issue of defunding the Medicaid expansion and the federal tax subsidies which, unless changed, will add tremendously to the cost of health care in this country. With the current fiscal crisis, these programs must be scaled back.
Like welfare reform, the battle to bring about meaningful health care reform is a long-term fight. We must not give up. The election of 2016 will be very important for the future direction of health care. A reform plan will be offered. If Obamacare is not repealed and replaced, the U.S. will be on the road to a single-payer, Medicare for All” system such as exists in Canada. We, too, will face long waiting lists, rationed care, and a lack of access to the latest technology and treatments. Examples will be given. America will be on the Road to Serfdom” and there will be no off-ramp.
Today's healthcare managers are placing increased emphasis on financial implications when making operating decisions. Understanding Healthcare Financial Management, sixth edition, provides the financial theory and the "nuts and bolts" managers in a variety of provider settings need to make better decisions. Real-world examples and spreadsheet analyses are featured throughout the book.
The sixth edition features new and expanded material:
Medicare reimbursement methods Pay-for-performance and consumer-directed health plans Revenue cycle Credit enhancement Business unit forecasting Merger activity in the health services industry Antitrust regulation Overview of derivatives
Companion website enhances learning and clarifies concepts Go online to access additional tools for financial decision making:
Spreadsheet models that illustrate text calculations Spreadsheet problem sets that cover new concepts A bonus chapter, "Distributions to Owners: Bonuses, Dividends, and Repurchases" Tutorial on using a financial calculator
New online resources:
A healthcare reform primer that explains how new reform legislation - the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - affects healthcare financial management Mini-cases that provide more detailed real-world practice with concepts