2002 Edition Of CCH’S MEDICARE EXPLAINED Covers Program Basics, New Developments

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., March 21, 2002) – CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading provider of health law information and software, has published the 2002 edition of Medicare Explained, an essential desktop reference on current Medicare payments and policies. (235 pages, $37.50. For more information or to order, call 1-800-248-3248 or visit the CCH Online Store at onlinestore.cch.com.)

Accounting firms, attorneys, financial planners, health agencies, health providers and Medicare beneficiaries can all benefit from this thorough treatment of the federal government’s healthcare programs for the aged and disabled – popularly called Medicare.

At the core of Medicare Explained are straightforward explanations of Medicare Part A payments to hospitals and other facilities, Medicare part B payments to physicians and the Medicare+Choice program for managed care, sometimes called Medicare Part C. In chapters devoted to each program, Medicare Explained details eligibility standards, application or enrollment and premiums or other payments. It also thoroughly explains the services covered and benefits provided. In addition, the book devotes separate chapters to exclusions from coverage, administrative provisions, payment rules and claims and appeals.

In addition to covering the latest premiums and deductibles, the 2002 edition of the annually revised Medicare Explained brings readers up to date on regulatory developments, such as those intended to integrate new technologies more quickly into the hospital prospective payment system (PPS), the new inpatient rehabilitation facility PPS, payments relating to skilled nursing care in swing-bed facilities and medical privacy data regulations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Availability and Pricing

For more information or to order the 235-page 2002 edition of Medicare Explained, contact CCH at 1-800-248-3248 or visit the CCH Online Store at onlinestore.cch.com. Single copy price is $37.50 plus applicable tax, shipping and handling. Quantity discounts, custom imprinting and school adoption pricing are available.


CCH INCORPORATED, headquartered in Riverwoods, Ill., was founded in 1913 and has served four generations of business professionals and their clients. The company produces more than 700 electronic and print products for the tax, legal, securities, insurance, human resources, health care and small business markets. CCH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer North America. The CCH web site can be accessed at cch.com. The CCH health law web site can be accessed at health.cch.com.

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