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
This quiz will evaluate your knowledge of Medicare. There is one correct answer for each question and no time limit on this quiz.
Each correct answer is worth one point. Good luck.
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Medicare is officially Title ____ of the Social Security Act.
The federal agency that runs the Medicare Program:
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.
Americans younger than age 65 with the following diagnosis are allowed to enroll in Medicare upon diagnosis of the disease.
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Question 5 Explanation:
Source - Medicare Resources.org
Medicare was signed into law in:
This piece of legislation established the Value Based Purchasing Program that rewards acute-care hospitals with incentive payments for the quality of care they provide to Medicare beneficiaries.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Social Security Act
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Question 7 Explanation:
Source - Medicare Learning Network - Hospital Value Based Purchasing Program
Medicare Part A is primarily financed through:
pensions from retirees
premiums from those enrolled
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.