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  1. What's new in Medicare for 2015?Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    Medicare Part B helps pay for doctor bills, outpatient care, durable medical equipment, and other items. It requires a monthly premium and an annual deductible.


  2. 2015 medicare fee schedule offers payment for chronic careRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

    The 2015 Medicare Fee Schedule includes a Current Procedural Terminology Code that pays for clinical staff time for developing and implementing a care plan for patients with two or more chronic conditions, according to an article published Dec. 18 in Medical Economics . Noting that the payment comes in response to primary care physicians who spend time trying to coordinate care to manage patients with chronic conditions , the article reports that payment is $46.20 for 20 minutes of staff time and can be billed once per patient per calendar month.


  3. God would have been a DemocratRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | The Las Vegas Sun

    ... people to escape poverty; being against equal pay for women; wanting to make drastic changes to Social Security and Medicare; denying women free medical service through Planned Parenthood, which saves lives; and fighting reasonable immigration ...


  4. Serving in Iowa's InterestRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | The Dysart Reporter

    ... hope. A few years later, dad was able to qualify for a New Deal program called Social Security, and later he got Medicare, which meant he no longer had to rely on charity. So I learned at an early age that our government can do good things and ...


  5. Walgreen Hits New High As Earnings Top ExpectationsRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Seeking Alpha

    ... the quarter. Management fully expects the margin compression to intensify in the second quarter, as a step-down in Medicare Part D rates is set to begin on January 1, 2015. Additionally, management provided clarity on the pending Alliance Boots ...


  6. Same-Sex Spouses in Healthcare Settings: Proposed New RuleRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published a significant proposed rule on December 12. It requires various healthcare providers located in states that do not recognize same-sex marriage, to recognize legal same-sex marriages from other states for purposes of determining the legal representatives of their patients. The proposed rule may be viewed here .


  7. On Native GroundNOW, the Economy; Later, the DeficitsRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | American Reporter

    ... percent for benefits. Of course, these benefits also include federally-mandated deductions, like social security, Medicare, and unemployment taxes. As an afterthought, the editor claimed the "poverty rate dropped from 22.4 percent in 1959 to 12.5 ...


  8. ConstanceDO We Want to Connect, or Need to?Read the original story

    12 hrs ago | American Reporter

    ... of doctors' associations, consumer groups and other activists, spent $80,000 last year. If you are wondering why a "Medicare-for-all" option -- something that roughly 70-75 percent of Americans favor, according to various opinion polls - has gotten ...


  9. Brasch WordsA Lot of 'Sorry, Buts'Read the original story

    12 hrs ago | American Reporter

    ... Years ago, we plowed through literally pounds of literature and figured out what she needed in addition to Medicare Part A. Thank God for Medicare, but part A is only catastrophic insurance. She also needed Part B for other coverage (the cost is ...


  10. Two More Cases that Could Overturn ObamacareRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Townhall

    ... Advisory Board (IPAB), consisting of 15 unelected bureaucrats appointed by the president, is empowered to set Medicare payment limits. But the ACA's wording is so loose that the board could effectively control all costs associated with healthcare, ...


  11. Secondary market, including Onslow, contributes to NHRMC surplusRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | Jacksonville Daily News

    ... million over budget. The hospital's financial gains also include increased costs to the consumer, whether through Medicare payments, out-of-pocket payments or insurance reimbursements. NHRMC's net operating revenue was $11,617 per patient (actually ...


  12. Advocates sue Medicare over home service claims denialsRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | The Brattleboro Reformer

    MONTPELIER >> Attorneys for Vermont Legal Aid and the Center for Medicare Advocacy are suing the federal government over accusations that it wrongly denied home health services to Medicare beneficiaries. The class action lawsuit alleges that the Secretary of Health and Human Services, who is responsible for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, repeatedly refused to pay for home health services for beneficiaries on the basis that they are not homebound, even when Medicare has previously determined that they are.


  13. New Colorado Durable Medical Equipment Supplier License Requirements Become Effective 12-31-14Read the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | JD Supra

    Effective December 31, 2014, durable medical equipment suppliers that do business in the State of Colorado will be required to have a license from the Colorado Secretary of State. In addition, as part of the license application, DME suppliers are required to sign an affidavit attesting that the supplier has one or more physical locations within Colorado or within 50 miles of the border of Colorado, the supplier has sufficient inventory and staff to service or repair products and the supplier is accredited by an accrediting organization acceptable to the Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.


  14. Obamacare-Created Insurer Goes Under, Is Taken Over By The StateRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | The Daily Caller

    ... only $17 million in cash and assets, Gerhart said. The federal government's Obamacare administrator the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services initially gave CoOportunity a $112 million loan award in Feb. 2012, but doled out an additional $32.7 ...


  15. Tamiflu shortage hits patientsRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Lamar Daily News

    ... $186. Safeway provides the vaccine and they run it through your insurance immediately. We bill insurance as well. Medicare will cover it and we will bill them just like the flu shot." The dog that was exposed to rabies in Prowers County is still in ...


  16. a Hawaii is one of two states to avoid upcoming Medicare penaltiesRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Business Journal

    Hawaii's decrease in hospital acquired conditions rates have made it one of two states in the nation to avoid a Medicare penalty, according to a new list released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Thanks to a rigorous statewide initiative, all Hawaii hospitals will avoid a 1 percent penalty reduction to Medicare payments, while 721 other hospitals across the nation will face the penalty in the upcoming federal fiscal year.


  17. Robert Samuelson: Health spending - under control?Read the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | TwinCities

    ... dollars to insurance and fewer to wages and salaries. Growing government health spending (mainly through Medicare for the elderly and Medicaid for the poor) has had a similar effect. It's squeezed other public programs. Recently, the Centers for ...


  18. Washington Power Is Flowing AwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2014 | Right Wing News

    ... spending because general revenues are and will be increasingly needed for entitlements - Social Security and Medicare. In the meantime, Barack Obama has said, the best Congress "could do would be to stagger through another year" of temporary ...


  19. MGN OnlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2014 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    FORT MYERS, Fla.- Local doctor addresses concerns about a new government website that documents all payments made to doctors from medical companies. Tuesday the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services unveiled a new website called 'Open Payments.'


  20. On Native GroundMORAL Mondays: a New Movement Rises in the SouthRead the original story

    Feb 20, 2014 | American Reporter

    ... the number of people who have health insurance, and it will give older workers who aren't old enough to qualify for Medicare and couldn't afford to buy insurance on their own the option to work fewer hours or switch jobs. That, in turn, will free up ...