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Recent Developments in the Medicare Program

By Kim Glaun, Vicki Gottlich & Rochelle Bobroff

The last year saw numerous Medicare developments, including two U.S. Supreme Court decisions on jurisdictional issues. The Health Care Financing Administration's efforts to address issues related to coverage determinations may address some problems while creating new ones. Regulations governing Medicare+Choice plans became final in July, and the first such private fee-for-service plan has commenced operation.

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