Health Care Policy And Economics (Medicare And Medicaid)

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Describe the qualifications to receive Medicare and/or Medicaid. How can this be modified to serve more people who are considered a vulnerable population?

Assignment Description: This assignment will be at least 1000 words or more.

This week you will reflect upon the Medicare and Medicaid programs to answer the following questions:

  • How does Medicare affect medical billing?
  • Briefly define the qualifications for Medicare and Medicaid benefits.
  • Describe the impact that the ACA has had on Medicare and Medicaid recipients.

Assignment Expectations: 

  • Length:
    • 1000-1250 words (4-5 pages); answers must thoroughly address the questions in a clear, concise manner
  • Structure:
    • Include a title page and reference page in APA style
  • References:
    • Two scholarly references are required; you should include the appropriate APA style in-text citations and references for all resources utilized to answer the questions
  • Format:
    • Save your assignment as a Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx), Open Office (.odt) or rich text format (.rtf) file type
  • File name:
    • Name your saved file according to your last name, first initial and the week (for example, “jonesb.week1”)
  • Submission:
    • Submit your assignment to the Drop Box