Medicare Part-A Case Study

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Dear healthcare staff: The hospital is currently under financial difficulty and as a hospital administrator, I would like to explain to you how the Medicare (DRG) works. First, Medicare is a federal-sponsored health insurance program for individuals who are older than 65 years. Medicare also covers people with major debilitating conditions, such as End Stage Renal disease without any limit to household income. In order to qualify for Medicare, a person has to be a US citizen or with at least 5 years of permanent residence in the United States. Medicare is divided into four parts, namely: Medicare part A, B, C and D. The Medicare part A covers the inpatient cost of the hospital and skilled nursing facilities; Medicare part B focuses on outpatient
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