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  1. University System changes in health insurance worries retireesRead the original story

    11 min ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... change, retirees will no longer be able to get co-insurance - insurance that helps pay for expenses not paid by Medicare - through the university system. Instead, retirees will be given a set amount of money that they can use to buy co-insurance ...

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  2. Gerson: Political movement means governmental reformRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | RecordNET

    ... mainly through contractors. Our system of government by proxy is often comfortable with high levels of fraud (as in Medicare and Medicaid), and content with low levels of information on outcomes. Among political scientists, there is broad agreement ...

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  3. Ochsner in New Orleans one of first in U.S. to test technology that...Read the original story

    2 hrs ago | The Advocate

    ... can avoid penalties for readmissions that they could incur under new U.S. government guidelines. In addition, Medicare recently has begun making monthly payments to providers for non-face-to-face care coordination services for patients who have two ...

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  4. Schumer prods feds on overdue funds for Visiting Nurse Association of Long IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Newsday

    Sen. Charles Schumer is asking the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to release a promised $1.6 million in federal funds to a Long Island home health agency in financial straits. The century-old Visiting Nurse Association of Long Island, based in Garden City, which serves up to 500 homebound residents daily, in 2013 was granted $4.2 million over two years in federal and state Medicaid... Sen. Charles Schumer is asking the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to release a promised $1.6 million in federal funds to a Long Island home health agency in financial straits.

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  5. Patient tracking takes a techy turn at OchsnerRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | The Advocate

    ... can avoid penalties for readmissions that they could incur under new U.S. government guidelines. In addition, Medicare recently has begun making monthly payments to providers for non-face-to-face care coordination services for patients who have two ...

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  6. Let the IRS Pay for Day CareRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Motley Fool

    ... your deduction will produce income tax savings of $1,250 plus another $382.50 in savings on Social Security and Medicare taxes. Lower-income families in the 10% bracket, however, would save only about $350 in income and payroll taxes from a $2,000 ...

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  7. 5 Stocks You Can Buy and Hold ForeverRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Motley Fool

    ... reason to like the company. Over 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day, and as they do, more of them are choosing Medicare Advantage plans that are offered by UnitedHealth Group. Additionally, UnitedHealth Group's Medicaid business is growing thanks ...

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  8. Hospital reports January ended in the 'black'Read the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Newberry Observer

    ... cases were 27.5 percent above budget for the month and 19 percent above year-to-date. NCMH received $523,738 of Medicare Meaningful Use (MU) money in January, but the budget projected $662,500 which included both Medicare and Medicaid MU. A refund ...

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  9. Medicare: These 5 States Have Saved the Most From Drug DiscountsRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The Motley Fool

    Medicare is a vital part of financial planning for senior citizens, covering a huge portion of older Americans' healthcare costs. Over the past decade, prescription drug coverage under Medicare Part D has also played a vital role, with nearly 40 million participants taking advantage of Part D services in the coming year.

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  10. How the Affordable Health Care Act Affects Small Business OwnersRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | PR Log

    ... Care Act or Obama Care. The small business owner will face new taxes on investment income and an additional Medicare tax. The Medicare tax is an increase of .9% for filers with income of at least $200,000 (assuming single status). There is a surtax ...

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  11. Powell: Taming retiree health careRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | USA Today

    ... for recurring health care expenses - doctor visits, dentist visits and usage of prescription drugs - among the Medicare eligible population was $1,885. According to EBRI, assuming a 2% rate of inflation and 3% rate of return, a person with a life ...

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  12. Luis board to share improvement planRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | Virgin Islands Daily News

    According to a statement issued by the Luis Hospital board, it has agreed to publish a plan for the hospital: "A Vision for Systems Improvement Agreement Success." The systems improvement agreement is the document hospital officials developed and then signed with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in November, outlining in broad strokes the hospital's responsibilities as Luis staff work to correct deficiencies CMS uncovered and meet basic standards for quality of care.

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  13. Luis board clarifies Senate testimony on pay raises given to hospital workersRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | Virgin Islands Daily News

    ... to meet basic quality care standards. The hospital performed so poorly that it was notified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that it would be decertified. CMS granted a reprieve, giving the hospital nine months from late November to ...

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  14. Local health care providers are working to shift trendsRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Grand Haven Tribune

    ... Bylsma also helps patients work on advanced care planning. When the aging baby boomer population comes in for their Medicare wellness visits, Bylsma said they complete an in-depth health study and plan on long-range care. Education to continue ...

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  15. Insurance status linked to patient safety, quality of care for patients with brain tumorsRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Medical News

    ... patients with brain tumors receiving hospital care between 2002 and 2011. About 44 percent of patients were on Medicare and 41 percent had private insurance. The remaining 15 percent were classified as Medicaid or "self-pay" (uninsured) patients. ...

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  16. Common Myths Of Hospice Care DebunkedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Forbes.com

    ... less than six months. But there is no rule determined by life expectancy. This misconception can be traced back to Medicare, which gives assistance in the form of benefit periods. Each initial benefit period lasts 90 days and Medicare estimates ...

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  17. Seniors saved $15 million on prescriptions, Courtney saysRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | The Day

    Second District seniors saved more than $15 million on prescription drugs last year thanks to legal provisions enacted by Congress to close Medicare-coverage gaps, according to numbers released by U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney this week. Courtney, D-2nd District, said the provisions put into effect under the Affordable Care Act saved local seniors an average of $1,149 last year, according to new data released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

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  18. Spine Care & Pain Management Now Accepting Over Fifty Insurances for Treatment at All Ten LocationsRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | PRWeb

    ... both medication management and interventional procedures. All types of PPO's are now accepted along with HMO's, Medicare, Medicaid, personal injury, workers compensation and self pay as well! The top pain management clinics in Georgia, Spine Care & ...

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  19. Government poised to dump controversial GP co-payment planRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | ABC News

    The ABC understands Health Minister Sussan Ley recently told a small group of backbenchers the $5 payment would be scrapped. However it is likely the Government will go ahead with its plan to freeze the indexation of the Medicare rebate to send a so-called "value signal" over time.

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  20. Medicare Supplement Insurance CEOs to Address Association ConferenceRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | PR.com

    Four heads of leading Medicare Supplement insurance companies will address attendees and online viewers from the 2015 Medicare Supplement Insurance Summit. "The industry is experiencing significant growth and knowing what the heads of leading insurers are thinking and doing is vitally important," declares Jesse Slome, executive director of the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance that organizes the Medigap industry's Summit.

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