Legal Databases and Other Online Resources on Medicare and Medicaid
- Medicaid.gov (find Medicaid and CHIP program information by state)
- Federal Medicaid Policy Updates
- CMS State Operations Manual
- CMS Medicare Benefit Policy Manual
- Glossary of Acronyms used at the CMS and other federal government website
Westlaw Medicare and Medicaid Sources (log in required)
Bloomberg Health Practice Center (log in required)
Medicare and Medicaid Statutes and Regulations
Medicare is a federally-funded health insurance program available to persons over age 65. Medicare statutes include:
- Part A: Hospital Coverage - 42 U.S.C. Section 1395c - 1395i-5.
- Part B: Supplementary Coverage for doctors' fees - 42 U.S.C. Section 1395j - 1395w-5.
- Part D: Voluntary Prescription Drug Benefit Program - 42 U.S.C. Section 1395w-101 - 1395w-154
Medicaid, a federal program providing health insurance for low-income and other persons, is administered by the individual states. Coverage includes children, non-disabled low income adults, pregnant women, persons with disabilities and senior with low incomes (who may be enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid): See Grants to States for Medical Assistance Programs at 42 U.S.C. 1396
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, part of the Department of Health and Human Services, promulgates the regulations for Medicare and Medicaid found at 42 C.F.R. 400-505.