Medicare: Improving Quality of Care Assessment and Assurance : Report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Health, Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives

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Page 97 - Amendments of 1967) respecting — (1) the accessibility, acceptability, planning, organization, distribution, technology, utilization, quality, and financing of health services and systems; (2) the supply and distribution, education and training, quality, utilization, organization, and costs of health manpower...
Page 19 - Nothing in this title shall be construed to authorize any Federal officer or employee to exercise any supervision or control over the practice of medicine or the manner in which medical services are provided...
Page 19 - Nothing in this title shall be construed as authorizing the Secretary or any other officer or employee of the United States to interfere in any way with the practice of medicine or with relationships between practitioners of medicine and their patients, or to exercise any supervision or control over the administration or operation of any hospital. (2) The term "period of disability...
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Page 19 - ... aggregate amount expended in fiscal year 1988 for direct and administrative costs (adjusted for inflation and for any direct or administrative costs incurred as a result of review functions added with respect to a subsequent fiscal year) of such reviews), (ii) in the case of hospitals...
Page 28 - Other types of abuse include, but are not limited to "excessive charges for services or supplies," "claims for services not medically necessary, or if medically necessary, not to the extent rendered...
Page 43 - Medicare payment; and (4) the necessity and appropriateness of care for which payment is sought on an "outlier...
Page 18 - Secretary, with the concurrence of the members of the appropriate program review team appointed pursuant to section 1862(d) (4) who are physicians or other professional personnel in the health care field, to be substantially in excess of the needs of individuals or to be harmful to individuals or to be of a grossly inferior quality.
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Page 48 - Temperature on day before or day of discharge greater than 101 degrees oral (rectal 102 degrees). c. Pulse less than 50 (or 45 if the patient is on a beta blocker), or greater than 120 within 24 hours of discharge.

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