Medicare Legislation

Medicare legislationMedicare is the federal program that pays for certain health care expenses for people aged 65 or older. Enrolled individuals must pay deductibles and co-payments, but much of their medical costs are covered by the program. Medicare is less comprehensive than some other health care programs, but it is an important source of post-retirement health care. 

Medicare is divided into three parts. Part A covers hospital bills, Part B covers physician and nurse practitioner bills, and Part C provides the option to choose from a package of managed health care plans.

Medicare News

  • MLN Connects Provider eNews contains program and policy details, updates and announcements, press releases, National Provider Call and other event reminders, Medicare Learning Network┬« (MLN) educational material announcements, and other news and information for Medicare FFS providers.
  • ICD-10 information from CMS ICD-10 code set, in use as of October 1, 2014

Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) / Shared Savings

Electronic Health Records

Independence at Home

Long Term Care

Medical Home

Medicare Reimbursement