If he were named head of HCFA
, he would be the main salesman for President Bush's overhaul plans.
noted that the Institute made the request for coverage on June 29, 1999.
approved the plan for Alaska, Idaho, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee and Utah.
The new patient protections also make consistent standards used by HCFA
and the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations to ensure only appropriate use of restraints and seclusion.
Between the spring and fall of 1998, 43 of the 347 HMOs that served Medicare beneficiaries told HCFA
they would not renew their Medicare contracts, and another 54 announced plans to reduce the geographic areas they would serve.
Texas and Michigan have refused to follow the federal mandate, and the HCFA
has notified them that they are out of compliance with federal regulations.
determined that if an admitting surgeon requests a consultation from a primary care physician for preoperative medical clearance, this constitutes a "referral" and not a consultation.
NACDS suggests that HCFA
study whether it's more cost-effective to do pro-DUR screening via a state Medicaid on-line electronic claims management system (ECMS) or at the community pharmacy level.
The General Accounting Office (GAO)-Congress's own audit agency-recently concluded that HCFA
is the worst among all federal agencies in the use of performance measures.
We use the Internet for all of our product ordering, and we use t e HCFA
Web site a lot.
A coalition of lab groups recently made their views known to HCFA
about changes they want to see in Medicare's advance beneficiary notices (ABNs).