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According to the The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, the meeting is the "nation's largest gathering of managed care pharmacists." There will be 40 educational programs and it is a "not-to-be missed event." Debora Sternaman, PharmD, the director of commercial formulary services at Catamaran in Georgetown, TX discusses the Health Insurance ... (more)
A year after the federal government shut it down, Hackensack University Medical Center has reopened its kidney transplant center.
I hope these Republicans who hate the government will some day reach my age of 86, and when they need a cataract operation, have it without becoming bankrupt.
The tenth edition of the International Classification of Diseases is set to be rolled out in the United States, and getting smarter about ICD-10 is critical for all industry stakeholders.
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. recently entered into an agreement with Take Care Health Systems, a subsidiary of Walgreens , to offer its Medicare Advantage members access to the more than 370 Take Care Clinics located at select Walgreens stores in 19 states and Washington, D.C. As of March 2013, WellCare serves more than 256,000 Medicare Advantage ... (more)
If health insurance doesn't cover the device's cost, a person can pay more than $2,000 for a popular model.
A cancer diagnosis can be hazardous to your financial health, too. Cancer patients were 2.65 times more likely to go bankrupt than people without cancer, according to a new study that appears in Health Affairs.
Johnny Branstetter of Senior Health Direct says his company was "designed to fill that gap and to become the adviser for those who are confused about navigating Medicare." "As web-based sales began to make a real impact in 2008, we realized that there was a huge lack of guidance on many of the sites that began popping up that offered Medicare ... (more)
Editor's Note: In case you have, as I have, been wondering exactly how Sole Community Provider funding works, here's an article explaining it.
A Centegra Hospital-McHenry surgical team performs a laparoscopic hysterectomy. Hospitals serving McHenry County charge wildly different prices for the same treatment, according to figures released by the federal government for the first time last week.
After years of increasing health care costs, the outlook is improving for seniors worried about paying their medical bills during retirement.
Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released nationwide information on hospital charges for the 100 most common diagnosis groups for Medicare inpatients performed in hospitals.
In the budget battle in Washington, President Obama has advocated eliminating what he terms "subsidies to prescription-drug companies." In fact, they are not subsidies at all.
Most Americans voted for President Obama because they wanted an advocate for the Middle Class and poor.
Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published the average prices charged by 3,300 hospitals in the 2011 budget year for services provided during the 100 most common Medicare inpatient stays.