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Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008: Addressing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

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Publication Date: December 2008

Publisher(s): Families USA

Author(s): Sherice Perry

Topic: Health (Health services for minorities)

Keywords: health disparities; uninsured; MIPPA; Medicare

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

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.