Medicare Part B

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Med·i·care Part B

(med'i-kār pahrt)
The portion of the U.S. Medicare Program that helps pay for physician services, outpatient hospital care, durable medical equipment, and some services not covered by Medicare Part A.
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Beneficiaries who fail to enroll in Medicare Part B at the right time must pay the late enrollment penalty (LEP), assessed at 10% of their monthly premium every month for life.
APRNs may only be nine percent of all Medicare Part B providers, but they treat more than three times that percentage of all fee-for-service patients.
Most nursing homes were not doing enough high-acuity care and rehabilitation to build up their Part A rates in 1995; many others were not reporting the use of contract therapy services in their annual Medicare cost report because these therapies were being billed directly to HCFA under Medicare Part B.
Numerous unsuccessful attempts to control Medicare Part B cost have led to an understanding [1,2,3,4] that if health care expenditures are to be constrained indirectly, both the price and the quatity of services must be addressed.
Not the least among the laundry list of changes providers of skilled nursing care face in coming months, directly affecting their post-acute care delivery of services and bottom line, is the $1,500 per year cap on payments for Medicare Part B services and supplies for a patient receiving rehabilitation therapy.
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