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Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)
Independent federal body that advises the U.S. Congress on issues affecting the Medicare program. It was established by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (P.L. 105-33), which merged the Prospective Payment Assessment Commission (ProPAC) and the Ph.
Taking Medicare into the 21st Century: Realities of a Post BBA World and Implications for Rural Health Care
Report of conclusions of the Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel, February 10, 1999.
Title 18 Medicare (Title XVIII Health Insurance for the Aged and Disabled)
Text of the Social Security Act regarding Medicare (US Code Title 42 sections).
Data about Medicare and Medicaid, including general information, historical overview, statistics, Medicare manuals and downloadable ICD.9.CM codes.
Official U.S. government site for medicare information. Text also in Spanish and Asian languages.
Medicare (HCFA)
Site contains consumer and professional/technical information regarding Medicare.
US Code of Federal Regulations, Title 42 Parts 400 to 429
Table of contents and text of Medicare rules. Oct. 1, 1999, edition.
Direct Payment to Nurse Practitioners
Analysis of Medicare regulations regarding direct payments. Presented by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Nursing Home Compare
Provides information about the performance of Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing homes throughout the United States.
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