Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:Long-term Care Facilities
Slide content:Financial and Quality Issues - 1 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Provides health insurance for older adults, disabled, poor Covers over 30% of the U.S. population; and nearly all individuals age 65 or older Reimburses qualifying health care facilities 8
Slide notes:Financing is an important issue in long-term care. Medicare and Medicaid cover health care for older, disabled, and poor Americans. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS, is the largest health care insurer in the U.S. CMS covers over 30% of the U.S. population and nearly all people who are 65 years and older. Another important function of CMS is to provide reimbursement for health care centers that meet its criteria for health and safety. Many of the health care facilities discussed in this lecture are eligible for Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement. 8