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HCFA

HCFA

abbr.
Health Care Financing Administration

HCFA

Health Care Financing Administration, pronounced HICK-fah Managed Care The preferred term is now Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services–CMS, an agency of the US Dept of HHS that administers Medicare, the federal part of Medicaid and oversees Medicare's health financing; HCFA establishes standards for medical providers that require compliance to meet certification requirements. See CMS, JCAHO, Medicaid, Medicare.

HCFA

Abbreviation for Health Care Financing Administration.
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The new arrangement calls for HCFA to pay 27% of the annual cost of the funds' prescription drug program.
HCFA approved the plan for Alaska, Idaho, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee and Utah.
In short, Medicare's experience with HMOs demonstrates how easy it is for HMOs to extract subsidies from HCFA without asking for them--without coming right out and saying, "We're so unattractive that seniors won't join us unless we offer better coverage than traditional Medicare, and, because we're not more efficient than Medicare, we cannot finance the extra coverage unless the taxpayer subsidizes us."
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[right arrow] Place educational information about Medicare on PVA's Web site or link to the HCFA Web site
"People are living longer, and there's a higher utilization of nursing-home care, and the cost of care is more expensive." says an HCFA spokesman.
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