The Pocatello Police are warning everyone to be careful if you get a call from someone claiming to work for Medicare.
Archive for April, 2009
Medicare Part D, the prescription drug benefit for seniors, now offers an online service for beneficiaries. Called “Plan Finder,” it allows seniors to find and compare prescription drug plans.
Proposed Medicare changes may have a disproportionate impact on black dialysis patients.
Materials for the R&I Webinar, Medicare Set Asides: What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You, can be found here.
Although a year has passed since U.S. Medicare coverage policy changed to allow intermittent catheter users access to single-use catheters, many catheter users are still unaware of the change, and how it affects them.
April 30 — Fresenius Medical Care AG is betting on a new system to make treating dialysis patients on the U.S. government-funded Medicare plan profitable, Chief Executive Officer Benjamin Lipps said in an interview today.
Healthcare leaders announced the latest results of a national survey of seniors showing that the vast majority of Medicare beneficiaries remain satisfied with the Medicare Part D drug benefit. Medicare Today has been tracking senior satisfaction with the drug benefit since 2006.
A federal grand jury has indicted the former business manager of bankrupt Louisville company HealthEssentials Solutions for health-care fraud. The U.S. Attorney’s office said the indictment accuses Karen Stone, 49, of causing the company to submit false billings to Medicare between 2001 and 2004.
Mi padre, que tiene 94 años, recibió una copia de una cuenta fraudulenta pagada por el Medicare hace un mes. Llamamos al número 800 para reportar el fraude y nos remitieron a la línea de fraudes, 866-417-2078. Ese número siempre está ocupado. Reporté eso al Medicare y me dijeron que no se puede hacer nada [...]
U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire proposed legislation Wednesday that would require hospitals to meet federally set benchmarks for quality of care to receive full reimbursement from Medicare.
Drew Wrigley, the U.S. attorney for North Dakota, is resigning in August to take a vice president post with a Fargo-based company that handles Medicare administration.
Leading senators from both parties said that they would make changes in Medicare to reward or penalize doctors, hospitals and nursing homes according to the quality of care they provided.
If you thought corporate America was in trouble… wait until you hear what scammers are doing with your tax dollars.
Cleveland – April 27, 2009 – IdeaStar’s Mike Wise, expert at all things Web when it comes to insurance, will speak at the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance conference on the topic Using Technology to Maximize Sales.
“Trends in Medicaid Physician Fees, 2003-2008,” Health Affairs: The study by Stephen Zuckerman, a senior fellow at the Urban Institute’s Health Policy Center, and colleagues found that from 2003 to 2008, Medicaid physician fees increased by an average of 15.1%, narrowing the gap with Medicare payment rates.