Archive for December, 2008

Selma Senior Center gets five new computers

Seniors in Selma will now be able to have a better understanding of their options for Medicare prescription coverage.

Security Health to offer Advocare meetings

Security Health Plan of Wisconsin will hold meetings about its Medicare Advantage plan, Advocare, at 2 p.m. Jan. 5 and Jan. 26 at Holiday Inn Hotel Convention Center, 1001 Amber Ave. Current Medicare beneficiaries have one opportunity to make a change to the way they receive their Medicare benefits January through March, called the open [...]

Massive Cuts to Medicare Home Oxygen Therapy Benefit Taking Effect January 1 Creating Acute Anxiety Among Beneficiary …

27 Percent Funding Cuts in 2009 Will Reduce payments for Home Oxygen Therapy to Less Than Half of 1997 Payment Rates

Obama team seeks public input on health care

Others talked of how they helped pay health care costs for uninsured children and grandchildren.

Medicare reminds beneficiaries to review prescription drug coverage, health plan

Mitchell County Home Health ranked in top 25 nationally

Story created Dec 30, 2008 – 11:00:12 CST. Mitchell County Home health care/Public Health last week announced that it has been named to the 2008 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the most successful Medicare-certified home health care providers in the United States.

Teen dental check-up scheme aids 250,000

More than a quarter of a million teenagers have had a dental check-up under the federal government’s Medicare Teen dental Plan since it began six months ago.

New Model of Care Is Needed, Experts Say

According to geriatrics experts, social workers trained in the problems of the elderly can also participate by performing home assessments, for example, to prevent falls and costly, disabling fractures. And by keeping patients out of the hospital, he expects it will save money for insurers like Medicare.

Hennepin County will end Medicare fee-for-service plan

North Star Advantage clients have from Jan. 1 to March 31 to switch to another plan.

K’taka cabinet passes bill to protect hospitals, doctors from vandalism

Karnataka cabinet has given the green signal for the passing of the bill titled Karnataka Medicare services Persons and Medicare services Institutions Bill 2008. This bill, which is now a formal legislation, will protect the doctors, nurses and the medical equipment from being manhandled and ransacked respectively.

Deadline for 2009 Medicare Part D drug plan is Wednesday

With more people changing plans, help lines are getting heavy traffic.

Window Shuts on December 31 for Making Changes in Medicare Coverage

Dec. 29, 2008 – Attention last minute shoppers, the window for making changes to your Medicare prescription drug and health care coverage is about to slam shut. The Centers for Medicare & medicaid services closes this opportunity at the end of the day on December 31.

Universal Health Care Equals Quality

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—-As reported by U.S. News & World Report, the National Committee of Quality Assurance recently ranked Universal health care as the 5th highest quality Medicare HMO in the State of Florida in its annual quality survey.

MRI Scans Funded For Younger Women At High Risk Of Breast Cancer, Australia

National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre welcomes the addition of two new items to the Medicare benefits Schedule in the surveillance and diagnosis of women under 50 years of age at high risk of developing breast cancer.

Take Advantage Of Medicare Changes Now

You only have until Dec. 31 to switch from one Medicare prescription drug plan to another. With many insurers changing the details of next year’s plans, it’s worth reconsidering which plan is best for you.