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Medicare by Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Overview of Medicare by Blue Cross Blue Shield

What is Medicare?
Medicare is federal health insurance available for eligible individuals age 65 and over (or) individuals under 65 with certain disabilities or medical conditions, such as End-Stage Renal Disease. Medicare has different parts (referred to as Parts A, B, C and D) designed to address your healthcare needs.

Eligibility for Medicare
You are generally entitled to Medicare if you meet any of the following criteria:

You are age 65 or above.
You already receive Social Security or Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) benefits.
You have been diagnosed with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, “Lou Gehrig’s disease”).

Patient Experience (HCHAPS) data from Medicare


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), along with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), developed the HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) Survey, also known as Hospital CAHPS®, to provide a standardized survey instrument and data collection methodology for measuring patients' perspectives on hospital care. CMS cleans, adjusts and analyzes the data, then publicly reports the results. The HCAHPS survey is administered to a random sample of adult patients across medical conditions between 48 hours and 6 weeks after discharge; the survey isn't restricted to Medicare beneficiaries. Hospital Compare currently reports results for the categories listed below.

PATIENT REVIEWS OF MEDICARE BY BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD


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