Anyone working in the healthcare field will likely come in contact with some aspects of the Medicare program. It is good to have a general knowledge of how the program works.
General Medicare Quiz
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Medicare Part B is known as:
prescription drug benefit
Medicare was signed into law in:
This is a type of health insurance that one buys from a private insurance company that covers healthcare costs that are not covered by Medicare. It is a Medicare supplement.
Medicare Part A is primarily financed through:
pensions from retirees
premiums from those enrolled
Part C of Medicare is known as:
Medicare Advantage Plans
Affordable Care Act
Prescription Drug Benefit Plans
How is Medicare's Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program is funded?
The Hospital VBP Program is funded by payroll taxes.
The Hospital VBP Program is funded by property taxes.
The Hospital VBP Program is funded by a percentage withheld from participating hospitals’ Diagnosis-Related Group (DRG) payments.
The Hospital VBP Program is funded by Social Security.
Question 6 Explanation:
Source - Medicare Learning Network - Hospital Value Based Purchasing Program
The federal agency that runs the Medicare Program:
Americans younger than age 65 with the following diagnosis are allowed to enroll in Medicare upon diagnosis of the disease.
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Question 9 Explanation:
Source - Medicare Resources.org
Which piece of legislation established the Medicare program?
The Social Security Act of 1965
Family and Medical Leave Act
The Affordable Care Act of 2010
Health care entities must meet these standards in order to participate in the Medicare program. These standards establish the health and safety foundation to improving quality and care given to Medicare beneficiaries.