Medicare Newswire

Medicare Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Medicare.

Results 1 - 20 of 18,271 in Medicare

  1. Prostheses for geriatrics impacted by new proposed rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    10 min ago |

    In July of 2015 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a new proposed Local Coverage Determination that would severely limit or eliminate payment for lower extremity prostheses for geriatric patients. As most of us know, after discussion and open-door forums, proposed rules become law.


  2. Debt Under Obama Up $8,000,000,000,000Read the original story w/Photo

    34 min ago | Cybercast News Service

    ... public - as opposed to the portion that is borrowed out of government trust funds such as the Social Security and Medicare trust funds - has more than doubled during President Barack Obama's time in office. When Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009, ...


  3. Costs for Medicare plans climb in 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    38 min ago |

    Medicare recipients beware. Premiums are going up and so are deductibles for the new year thanks to rising prescription costs.


  4. Clinton proposals called 'Republican-lite'Read the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | Clarks Hometown News Patriot

    A campaign spokesperson for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders said a series of tax proposals by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are insufficient to address the needs of America's disappearing middle class. The remarks followed a Clinton attack on Sanders for advocating for a single-payer "Medicare-for-all" health system that is widely backed by the American public.


  5. Patient Experience Improved by Reducing Post-Op ReferralsRead the original story w/Photo

    52 min ago | Surgical Products

    ... is published in the November 23 edition of JAMA Internal Medicine . In 2012, NYU Langone began participating in a Medicare pilot program under the Affordable Care Act called Bundled Payment for Care Improvement. Under this program, hospitals and ...


  6. Medical problem makes life tough for Kiwis in AustraliaRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The New Zealand Herald

    ... August last year. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which the Garners pay for through an increased Medicare levy, initially approved support for Ryan, which would help pay for early intervention groups, speech therapy and other ...


  7. About 1.6M have picked Obamacare plans so ...Read the original story

    1 hr ago | Washington Times

    ... premiums to effectuate coverage and be counted as actual enrollees on the exchange, where customers who don't have Medicare or Medicaid or get insurance through their work can shop for coverage and qualify for government subsidies. "We are three ...


  8. Inova Loudoun embarks on its third expansionRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Loudoun Times

    ... barriers, the limited number of physicians within Loudoun County providing specialty care and those accepting Medicare, limited numbers of providers in western Loudoun County...," the document states. The new hospital is taking some of the burdens ...


  9. Be thankful ... for QAPI details?Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago |

    ... of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 for the QAPI compliance details. Providers have been relying on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' draft guide QAPI at a Glance to learn about QAPI: The five elements providing overall structure to the ...


  10. Explains What Makes Medical Expenses DeductibleRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | SBWire

    ... program, if it has been approved. Insurance premiums can be tax deductible, if they're paid out of pocket. Medicare A coverage payments and premiums for Medicare B can be too. While long-term care insurance may qualify under certain conditions, ...


  11. QRUR 101: Understand, Utilize Quality and Resource Use ReportsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | American Academy of Family Physicians

    ... a thumbs up. And major kudos to FPs who recognize that the reports are extremely important in terms of future Medicare payments. All levity aside, family physicians knee deep in patient care and running their practices have little time left to keep ...


  12. Senior Service Day at Senior Citizens CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Star

    Representatives from the Area Agency on Aging of North Florida from Tallahassee will provide free and unbiased counseling assistance at the Gulf County Senior Citizens Center in Port St. Joe from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET Tuesday, Dec. 1. Representatives will provide information on 2016 Medicare open enrollment, Medicare Part D prescription plans, Medigap, prescription assistance programs, Medicaid counseling and emergency home energy assistance programs for the elderly.


  13. DHHS Proposes Increasing Reimursements for Rural ClinicsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    New Hampshire's Department of Health and Human Services has proposed a policy that would increase Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement rates for qualified rural clinics that have a shortage of doctors. The policy also would create the potential for more providers to receive federal and state loan repayment for underserved areas and drive patients to primary care instead of hospitals.


  14. Aortic AneurysmsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Wilson County News

    ... their doctor getting screened. You should also know that most health insurance plans cover AAA screenings, as does Medicare to beneficiaries with a family history of AAAs, and to men between the ages of 65 and 75 who have smoked at least 100 ...


  15. Bitter disappointment' expressed after veto of disabilitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Albany Times Union

    ... by the U.S. Supreme Court's Olmstead decision and a 2011 Transformation Agreement between OPWDD and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This bill would mandate that OPWDD reverse its policy of community integration, and move back ...


  16. CMS Proposes Restrictions on Arbitration Provisions in Nursing Home Resident AgreementsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | JD Supra

    ... binding arbitration provisions have been upheld by the Florida courts. However, this past summer the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would, for the first time, impose restrictions on the use of arbitration ...


  17. PFO Global Announces Reorganization and Additional FundingRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

    ... care professional offices to finished eyewear products for US Healthcare Entitlement Programs, such as Medicaid and Medicare. Safe Harbor Statement Certain statements in this press release constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning ...


  18. Insider Selling: CorVel Chairman Sells 4,000 Shares of StockRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago |

    ... (PPO) management, professional review, provider reimbursement, pharmacy services, directed care services, Medicare solutions and clearinghouse services. The Company's patient management services include claims management, case management, 24/7 nurse ...


  19. Where do donuts go?Read the original story

    5 hrs ago | Balloon Juice

    ... gap that the insurer won't cover (the donut hole) and then complete coverage after the gap. It is similar to how Medicare Part D was originally set up. No Use Nora - she uses her essential health benefit PCP and OB-Gyn appointment and gets a flu ...


  20. Nurse practitioners changed U.S. health careRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

    ... with mental health problems. More than 80 percent of NPs care for the uninsured, and 84 percent see Medicaid and Medicare patients. In rural areas, NPs are often the only health care provider. Like other health care providers, NPs collaborate with ...