The Rural Doctors Association of Australia has warned that after-hours services are under severe threat in many rural areas and that funding for Medicare Locals to address this issue may not solve the problem. RDAA President, Dr Paul Mara, said that while he welcomed recognition in the current health reform agenda of the important role [...]
Archive for February, 2011
Christina Jewett Men who live in San Luis Obispo are the most likely nationwide to have their prostates removed, according to a study looking at regional surgery rates. And Medicare patients in San Jose are among the least likely in the nation to get a certain type of artery cleaning meant to prevent strokes. The findings [...]
Allsup will present its “New to Medicare Workshop” on Thursday, March 3, at 9 a.m., at the Mascoutah Public Library, 3 W. Church St. The workshop will make it easier to choose the most affordable Medi
Leon Ciolkowski has struggled with alcoholism for much of his life. But with that disease, the 63-year-old man was not going to qualify for costly group therapy sessions at American Therapeutic Corp.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 — The expected Social Security cost of living increase for seniors will be wiped out by increasing Medicare payments, a U.S. senior citizens advocacy group says.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for medical technologies and procedures in 2010. NCDs permit or prohibit Medicare coverage for new technologies on a nationwide basis. Since Medicare is the largest single purchaser of healthcare in the country, these decisions have…
A Medicare patient recruited by his landlord into an alleged racket run by a South Florida mental health clinic says “there was no therapy” during group counseling sessions billed to the taxpayer-funded program.
House Republicans’ efforts to slash federal spending could derail the economic recovery and would not address the real sources of budget deficits.
SANTA CRUZ – Yet another class action lawsuit has been filed in an attempt to remedy a 10-year-old problem: Medicare underpayments that doctors say result in overcharging patients in more than 200 counties nationwide including Santa Cruz.
Dear Marci, I have cataracts, and I would like to set up an appointment with my eye doctor. When does Medicare cover eye care? Miriam Dear Miriam, While Medicare will not generally pay for routine eye care, it will pay for some eye care services if you have a chronic eye condition, such as cataracts [...]
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services officials said they are considering adding STD exams to the national health-insurance program, which already pays for HIV screenings.
Seniors in Florida Report Problems Obtaining Needed Home Medical Equipment and Services Under Controversial Medicare …
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Medicare beneficiaries are reporting problems receiving required home medical equipment and services in the wake of the January 1, 2011 implementation of Medicare’s controversial “competitive” bidding program in Miami and Orlando, according to the American Association for Homecare. The program will affect many of the more than one [...]
Last year alone the government recovered $4 billion in Medicare fraud thanks to increased enforcement and recovery efforts. If seniors simply keep track of their health care, read their quarterly bills and report questionable or unnecessary charges, billions more of taxpayer dollars could be saved.
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