Health Care Financing Administration

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Health Care Fi·nanc·ing Ad·min·is·tra·tion (HCFA),

(helth kār fī'nans-ing ad-min'is-trā'shŭn),
The federal agency that determines reimbursement for federal programs.

Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA)

the branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services responsible for administering the Medicare and Medicaid programs. HCFA sets the coverage policy, payment, and other guidelines and directs the activities of government contractors (e.g., carriers and fiscal intermediaries).

Health Care Financing Administration


Cen·ters for Med·i·care and Med·i·caid Ser·vices

(CMS) (sen'tĕrz med'i-kār med'i-kād sĕr'vi-sĕz)
An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that manages the federal health care programs of Medicare and Medicaid; before July 2001, known as the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA).

Health Care Financing Administration, department in the U.S. agency of Health and Human Services responsible for the oversight of the Medicaid and Medicare benefit programs, including guidelines, payment, and coverage policies.
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They pursue these cases with a sense of mission and are usually tougher than the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) in imposing best practices standards on SNFs that go beyond OBRA and its tags.
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While at CMS, formerly known as the Health Care Financing Administration, Scully played a key role in passing Medicare reform and Medicare prescription drug legislation.
For example, to address the survey predictability problem, the Health Care Financing Administration (HCPA) required states to start at least 10% of standard surveys outside normal workday hours, i.
The federal Health Care Financing Administration also is reviewing mental health records to determine whether the county should lose Medicare reimbursements as a result of the failed health care services merger.
Programs administered by the Health Care Financing Administration - Medicare and Medicaid - are responsible for funding two-thirds of all publicly financed health care in 1991.
He was director of the office of financial management services for the HHS Health Care Financing Administration from 1978 to 1981, when he became director of the Bureau of Data Management and Strategy for the Health Care Financing Administration.
After considerable debate, the House resolved that "the American Medical Association urge the Health Care Financing Administration to encourage Medicare carriers to utilize as Hearing Officers licensed physicians of the same specialty and in the same geographical area as that of the physician who requests the fair hearing.
The first was a mandate on the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) to issue final rules phasing out "intergovernmental transfers," a Medicaid loophole allowing states to boost their Medicaid rates to attract more federal matching funds, with the states then recouping the "extra" money to spend on various programs.
The commission provides accreditation under the auspices of the federal Health Care Financing Administration.
The Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) has just released a comprehensive package of final regulations concerning a new system for physician services provided to Medicare beneficiaries.

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