QMB


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QMB

Qualified Medicare beneficiary, see there.
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4) We recognize that by eliminating the institutionalized population (due to the sample design of the HRS) and beneficiaries who are dually enrolled in Medicaid or the QMB program (because of cost-sharing differences), we are not examining the subgroups with the greatest health care needs.
Many of the issues were related to QMB, but there were also some challenges with geometrics, public information, and emergency services.
The primary goal of this article is to document the link between the QMB program and the decision to participate in SSI.
5) For QMB, Medicaid pays the Medicare Part B premium and all deductibles and coinsurance for Medicare services.
Our operating margins improved year over year despite the significantly lower QMB sales.
Concerns about low participation by eligible persons, which have focused primarily on the experience of the newer QMB and SLMB programs, have drawn attention to states' outreach and application procedures (Nemore 1999; Families USA 1993).
Total gross margin was lower primarily due to lower revenues of higher-margin QMB product as compared to the same period last year.
Finally, we excluded 47 beneficiaries who are enrolled in both Medicaid (in any of the three versions, full dual eligible, QMB, and SLMB) and a MA plan.
The article summarizes the origin of the QMB and SLMB programs, describes what we have learned about QMB and SLMB enrollment in state Medicaid programs and, despite some encouraging news on the federal front, identifies policy issues that remain in assuring access to health care for the low-income elderly.
QMB only, SLMB only, qualified disabled and working individuals--QDWIs or qualifying individuals--QI1s or QI2s) (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2004a).
Under QMB provisions, state Medicaid programs pay Medicare premiums and cost sharing for persons with incomes below the poverty line (who do not receive other Medicaid benefits).