THE FINANCING MEDICARE PART A 1
TheFinancing Medicare part A
Medicarepart A is a clinic coverage that insures hospitalized inpatients.This comprises the hospital care provided while in a clinic and atrained physician service and as well hardly offered by the family athome.
Manyindividuals are entitled to this Medicare part A when they attain theage of 65 as long as they receive pension funds from social securityfund or retirement boards. In the other hand one can successfullymeet the requirements for this cover in case he is one with specialneeds, lives with certain diseases e.g. the End-Stage Renal Disease(ESRD) or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). This is guaranteed forUSA residents or those permitted to have lived for more than 5 years(Shi et al, 2015). In the recent years Medicare part A has been foundto be a major enhancement to issues related to hospitalized patients,therefore, recent research shows that without a steady hand infinancing it and specific strategies put in place, Medicaremanagement would fail to improve.
Thefinancing of Medicare part A is basically from a (2.9%) tax onsalaries paid by bosses and workers (1.45%) individually thusaccumulated to 87% of Medicare part A revenue (Shi & Sing 2015).This Medical part A serves a significant purpose in the healthsector, therefore, resulting in a 22% of total expenditure. The valuepayments for this has totaled to about $600 billion in the last 4years and it has increased at a slow rate compared to past period. Inthis case, the part A Medicare is supported largely by generalrevenues (about 42%), payroll taxes (38%) and (13%) beneficiallypremiums (Laba et al 2015).
TheMedicare part A, covers a number of things first, it covers theclinic expenditures which are mostly serious to hospitalizedindividual`s attention, for instance personal apartment, meals andmedication expenses. Secondly, it offers cover to recovery amenitiesfor hospitalized persons. Thirdly, it provides in patients withlong-term medical tools and medic care. It also goes to an extent toprovide sorrow and divine assistance. Finally, it offers physicaltreatment and in some cases work-related rehabilitations.
Toovercome the challenges relating to physician imbalance, a number ofstrategies have been put in place and this include first, the numberof qualified physicians is to be expanded in regions with a shortageof the same. Secondly, improvement and development of a primaryclinic provisions, whereby non physicians are allowed to deliverservices to the health sector. Thirdly the available physicians inthe medical system have to be exploited fully in the underservedareas. Lastly, physicians are given bonuses to work in less desirableareas hence this will motivate their working conditions.
Conclusively,the increased Medicare part A financing and management over the yearshas a chance to expand and improve the health sector care provision.This may, therefore, promote competence in the heath sector and alsothe coverage platforms.
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