Hashing it Out: Blockchain as a Solution for Medicare Improper Payments
Belmont Law Review, Volume 5, pp. 219-252 (2018)
34 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2018
Date Written: 2018
Part I highlights the inadequacies and inefficiencies of our Medicare payment system, focusing on the initiatives currently in place and the susceptibilities that persist. Part II offers a broad overview of the development, importance, features, and collateral technologies surrounding blockchain. Part III posits that Congress and HHS, through its various subsidiary agencies, should work in tandem with private stakeholders to create and/or implement a blockchain-based infrastructure to facilitate federal healthcare payments and support future growth of quality-based initiatives. This Note concludes with a recommendation for future agency research focusing on the viability and cost efficiency of a blockchain solution.
Keywords: Blockchain, Medicare payments, Health Care, Health Law
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