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

33 min ago | JD Supra

Is CMS Feeling the Sunshine Heat?

As we told you about here , the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has been dealing with issues related to its Open Payments database of payments and transfers of value reported by manufacturers and group purchasing organizations .


Related Topix: Medicaid, Health

1 hr ago | Real Clear Politics

The 2014 Midterms: An Election Without a Cause

On a sunny afternoon last week, nostalgia permeated the musty air inside the nearly century-old David & Helen Getman Memorial Home, which remains a fixture of this hardscrabble city that once was home to the nation's glove-making industry.


Related Topix: Sha Na Na, Pop/Rock, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), US News, Social Security, Personal Finance, Health, State of the Union

5 hrs ago | Business Journal

Federal court denies CGI protest over Medicare contract terms - and ...

It might not be worth a couple hundred million dollars like the contract proved to be.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Medicaid

5 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

Dana Milbank: America's real ice bucket challenge

I'm just back from vacation in Europe, where, to judge from the political headlines coming out of the United States, this country had no greater care than which of its leaders would next be soaked in cold water.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Bill Clinton, History in the News, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Hillary Clinton, Ferguson, MO, Health, Opinion

6 hrs ago | Red Bluff Daily News

Medicare workshop offered for boomers

Passages Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program is presenting Welcome to Medicare workshops for those turning 65 this year or younger adults who will be entitled to Medicare due to a disability.


Related Topix: Health, Red Bluff, CA, Marketing

9 hrs ago | National Center for Policy Analysis

Why Are Doctors So Unhappy?

Doctors across America are disillusioned with their careers and the medical industry in general.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

13 hrs ago | The Inter-Mountain

Adjusting to Retirement

If you have saved and invested consistently for retirement, you may find yourself ready to leave work on your terms - with abundant free time, new opportunities, and wonderful adventures ahead of you.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Health

17 hrs ago | Boston Herald

Health costs hit $7,550 per person

Health care costs every man, woman and child in the Bay State on average a whopping $7,550 per year, according to a landmark report that also found state residentsa receivinga a taxpayer-funded care a account for 60 percent of the $50.5 billion total cost.


Related Topix: Health Care Policy, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine, Health Insurance, Opinion

Mon Sep 01, 2014


Union-Crazy Hollywood Hearts Labor Day

Hollywood might be the most unionized town in America, with one of the few remaining industries where there's a shop collecting dues from almost everyone.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Labor Day, Social Security, Personal Finance, Health, Pension

Surety Bond Blog

Curing the Home Health Care Blues

This post is an entry for our $25,000 scholarship contest. The post was created by Kathleen Anderson and may not always reflect the views of JW Surety Bonds.


Related Topix: Medicine, Palliative Care, Healthcare Law, Law, Hershey, PA, Long Term Care

American Thinker

Feds Approve Republican Governor's Lipstick on a Pig Medicaid Expansion

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett's "Healthy PA Private Coverage Option," aka Medicaid expansion, has been given the seal of approval by federal regulators at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services .


Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Medicine

American Thinker

Should Medicare cover end-of-life discussions between patients and doctors?

Should the government pay for end-of-life consultations with doctors once a year? Many on the right fear a slippery slope where such discussions could someday encourage patients to reject advanced care options which might prolong life.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Medicine, Law, Health, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Palliative Care, Oregon

The Columbus Dispatch

Medicare changes threaten ALS patients' speech devices

Before the nation found itself awash in ice-bucket challenges, surveys showed that just half of the public knew about ALS, advocates say.


Related Topix: Ohio

Arkansas Times

Krugman on the 'Medicare miracle'

Paul Krugman writes in the New York Times about good news on the health insurance and federal budget front.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Health Insurance, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat

Medicare No Longer Such A Budget Buster?

The Apothecary, a blog about health care and entitlement reform, is edited by Avik Roy, a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and a former health-care policy adviser to Mitt Romney.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Health Care Policy, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Duke University, North Carolina

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Health Policy and You, Part I: Medicare A, B, and the ACE demonstration

Introducing: Medicare and Medicaid services In order to delve into the Acute Care Episode demonstration, one needs a quick overview of the underlying mechanism-namely, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services , which operates as follows regarding Medicare Parts A and B in particular.


Related Topix: Health, Medicaid

The Advocate

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But many state employees, retirees and their dependents say the changes they'll be asked to start making next month translates to increases in out-of-pocket expenses for their health care.


Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Law

Health Data Management

Final Meaningful Use Rule Won't Make Providers Happy

The federal government at the start of the Labor Day weekend finalized a rule to add flexibility to attesting for Medicare and Medicaid Stages 1 and 2 of meaningful use during 2014.


Related Topix: Health, Medicaid

Daily Kos

This week in the war on workers: FedEx drivers win in court, can move forward with wage theft suit

FedEx's practice of insisting its drivers are not actually its employees took a blow this week, when an appeals court panel said that groups of former drivers involved in a class action suit had been employees and can proceed with a wage-theft lawsuit against the company.


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

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Maryland Gazette

Savvy Senior: How to get a Medicare-covered power scooter or wheelchair

Dear Savvy Senior , What's the process for getting Medicare to pay for an electric mobility scooter or power wheelchair? My 76-year-old mother has arthritis in her knees and hips, and has a difficult time getting around anymore.


Related Topix: Medicine, Arthritis