Directions Distinguish between Medicare and Medicaid. Your paper must include th

Distinguish between Medicare and Medicaid. Your paper must include the following topics:
Provide a brief history of both Medicare and Medicaid.
Define the populations that they are intended to serve.
Determine whether your state has expanded Medicaid. (State of Maryland)
Articulate the reasons that states choose not to participate in Medicaid expansion.
Analyze How a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) interfacing with Medicare and/or Medicaid recipients.
Brief History
Medicare Populations
Medicaid Populations
Medicaid Expansion in Maryland
Declining Medicaid expansion of eligibility
Nurse Practitioners and Medicare/Medicaid Recipients
Additional Notes
Respond to the questions in a
thorough manner, providing specific examples of concepts, topics,
definitions, and other elements asked for in the questions. Your paper
should be highly organized, logical, and focused.
Your paper should provide a
clearly established and sustained viewpoint and purpose.
Your writing should be well
ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful.
A separate page at the end of your
research paper should contain a list of references, in APA format
Be sure to cite both in-text and reference list citations that were
appropriate and reference all sources. Your sources and content
should follow the proper APA 7 citation style
Rubric Criteria to meet.
History of Medicare and Medicaid
[History of Medicare
and Medicaid are discussed, including the initial need that was
identified for both programs.]
Identification of Populations Served by
Medicare and Medicaid
[Populations served
by Medicare and Medicaid are described, specifying which specific populations are applicable to
Status of Medicaid Expansion in
Student’s Own State
[Status of Medicaid
expansion in student’s own state is discussed, including any relevant
background information for this status.]
Reasons That States Choose Not to
Expand Medicaid
[Reasons that states
choose not to expand Medicaid are discussed, including potential financial implications to
Role of the Nurse When Interfacing with
Medicare and Medicaid Patients
[Role of the nurse
when interfacing with Medicare and Medicaid patients specific to the student’s
specialty track is discussed.]

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