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News on Medicare continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

2 hrs ago | The Modesto Bee

Social Security Q&A: Medicare payments for drug plan

Question: I pay my monthly premium directly to my Medicare prescription drug plan provider.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Social Security, Personal Finance, Medicaid

2 hrs ago | Independent Women's Forum

Women-Owned Businesses Hit Hard By ObamaCare Tax

What's the harm in hitting businesses with another tax and regulation? Conservative economists lecture about costs rippling through, hitting consumers and employees as well as business's bottom-lines.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health

3 hrs ago | McKnightsonline.com

RACs returned a record $100 million to providers in the third quarter, CMS announces

Medicare Recovery Audit Contractors returned $100.4 million in underpayments to healthcare providers in the third quarter of fiscal year 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicaid, Long Term Care

7 hrs ago | ArkansasBusiness.com

Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care Teams With Aledade To Arm, Reward Docs

The launch last month of a company called Aledade was national news of note in the health care industry, reported by Bloomberg, Politico, Crain's Health Pulse, Becker's Hospital Review, Modern Healthcare and others.

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Related Topix: Health, Little Rock, AR

Sun Jul 13, 2014

SFGate

Wholesale Change website helps people choose Medicare plan

Wholesale Change's CEO Robert Morris , market researcher J.R. Cho and co-founder John Denning meet in their Santa Rosa office, where the Medicare guide website is being developed.

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Related Topix: Health, Santa Rosa, CA, Science, Computer Science, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

The Coastal Courier

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Contrary to popular belief, house calls are not a thing of the past. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, on behalf of State Health Benefit Plan, will offer house calls to all SHBP members enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan with the help of a contracted vendor, Matrix Medical Network.

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Related Topix: Health

The Motley Fool

Want Affordable Health Care? In Order to Get It You May Need to Leave the Country

For decades the outsourcing of American jobs has been a major concern of workers and labor unions.

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Related Topix: Outsourcing, Medicaid, Health, South Carolina

Hernando Today

The changing face of Medicare

With all the recent changes to Medicare Advantage plans many members of Original Medicare do not recognize that their health plan consistently is changing.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicaid, Nursing

USA Today

Hospitals, regulators spar over in-patient care policy

Hospital groups are suing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Medicare patients are fighting hospitals over bills for the first couple days spent in hospitals.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicaid, Medicine, Nursing

The Town Talk

Your Mail 7-13-2014: Immigration ... Rex Quondam ... Social Security & Medicare

He refused to sign the Constitution he helped write for two reasons. It did not contain a specific Bill of Rights and created a president that he feared would become an "elected monarch" that he considered worse than the real thing.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Social Security, Personal Finance, Health, US News, US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, David Vitter, Republican

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Kim's Pharmacy

Our pharmacists know there's nothing more important than your family's well being, and we're always ready to answer your health questions.

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Related Topix: Waynesville, NC, Health

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Job Spotlight: Dr. Grant Scarborough, founder and primary care physician at MercyMed of Columbus

It once was a Columbus Bank and Trust office on Second Avenue, handling deposits, cashing checks and making loans to local residents for decades.

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Related Topix: Columbus, GA, Muscogee County, GA, Health, Medicaid

St. Francis

Wisconsin Ranks 20th for Senior Health

United Health Foundation commissioned the America's Health Rankings Senior Report to examine the health challenges affecting today's seniors and to encourage the nation and local communities to find ways to improve senior health.

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Related Topix: Health

The Motley Fool

3 Stocks Poised to Profit from This New Medicare Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently issued a proposed update to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2015 that could have game-changing implications for the fledgling telehealth industry.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Medicaid, Medicine

Free Republic

Supply Side Contraceptives

Paul Krugman and others on the left routinely sneer at the idea that you can actually increase government revenues by cutting tax rates.

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Related Topix: Women's Health, Health

InformationWeek

EMRs Shape Up Physical Therapy

Physical therapists are not required to use electronic health records, but a growing number of PT professionals are using software and apps to improve patient care and enhance profit margins.

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Related Topix: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Medicine, Health, Functional, Inc

Antigo Daily Journal

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A recent list published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services doesn't include Langlade Hospital, and that's a good thing.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Medicaid, Medicine, Nursing, Antigo, WI

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Business Journal

HHS announces grants in ABQ area

The Department of Health and Human Services is awarding almost $15 million in grants to four programs operating in the Albuquerque area.

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Related Topix: Albuquerque, NM, Health, Medicaid, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Michelle Lujan, University of New Mexico

Evening Sun

Medicare facts seminar for new or pre-retirees Aug. 21

GETTYSBURG >> A free "Welcome to Medicare Seminar" to explain insurance options for Medicare beneficiaries and to help with coverage choices will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Adams County Office for Aging Inc., 318 W. Middle St. This session will give nearly or newly retired residents the facts needed to help navigate the Medicare ... (more)

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Gettysburg, PA

Beckers ASC Review

7 Medicare 2015 Proposed Payment Changes Affecting GI

Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the CY 2015 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgery Center Proposed Rule, as well as the CY 2015 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicaid, Gastroenterology, Medicine

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