Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008: Addressing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
Publication Date: December 2008
Publisher(s): Families USA
Author(s): Sherice Perry
Keywords: health disparities; uninsured; MIPPA; Medicare
Coverage: United States
This issue brief discusses how the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) addresses health disparities within the Medicare population. MIPPA provisions to address these issues include: improved data collection for measuring and evaluating health disparities, outreach to the previously uninsured, and compliance with cultural competency standards.