Title

Medicare

UMMS Affiliation

Meyers Primary Care Institute; Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Date

8-2-2011

Document Type

Other

Medical Subject Headings

Medicare

Disciplines

Health Services Research | Primary Care

Abstract

Summary: This topic reviews Medicare. Medicare is a United States publicly funded federal health insurance plan for the elderly and disabled that covers about 45 million Americans. People have contributed to Medicare by payroll taxes paid during their years of employment. These funds are held in the Hospital Insurance Trust fund and are administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Citation: Baldor BA. Medicare. In: UpToDate, Schmader KE (ed). UpToDate, Wellesley, MA, updated 2011.

Comments

Information in this record reflects the version accessed December 14, 2011: "Last literature review version 19.3: September 2011 | This topic last updated: August 2, 2011."