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1997 HCFA establishes the Minimum Data Set (MDS), a standardized definition of items assessing the quality of care of residents.
Tauzin doesn't question the effort being put forth by HCFA, but adds, "let's be honest, HCFA has to do a better job than many other federal agencies.
The Bush administration has singled out HCFA for overhaul and is getting the word out to Congress.
HCFA is often criticized for the level of evidence we require before approving coverage of new technological breakthroughs," an HCFA spokesperson told Transplant News.
While most beneficiaries still receive their health care through original fee-for-service Medicare, we welcome every opportunity to give seniors and people with disabilities alternative health plan choices," said HCFA Administrator Nancy-Ann DeParle.
Furthermore, if you send me proof that you have delivered 5 million (half your goal) to HCFA, I will send you another $40.
By carving out this section, HCFA will be able to move more quickly to hold all hospitals that participate in Medicare and Medicaid accountable for protecting patients' rights, and for the inappropriate use of restraints and seclusion.
Originally, HCFA was vague on who should perform DRRs in home-health agencies.
HCFA also failed to anticipate that HMOs would be more aggressive at denying health care than doctors paid under Medicare's fee-for-service reimbursement system.
More than $395 million has already been collected, says the HCFA spokesman, but the states can continue to collect funds from beneficiaries "as long as it's law.
In March 1992, Medicare medical directors from across the nation met in Baltimore to make recommendations to HCFA on various topics.
HCFA estimates the onetime cost of upgrading software for pro-DUR screening to range from $1,000 to $2,000.
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