Archive for August, 2011

Nurse pleads guilty to Medicare fraud

MIAMI, Sept. 1 — A Miami-area nurse pleaded guilty Wednesday to billing Medicare $118,000 for home health services that were unneeded or never provided.

Two ways to get your Medicare benefits

Some folks may not realize it, but there are actually two ways to get Medicare benefits.

Confused about Medicare options? There’s help for you in Pinellas and Pasco

Times staff Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Confused about Medicare options? There’s help for you The oldest of the baby boomers are turning 65 this year, the eye-opening age of Medicare eligibility. As the reality of dealing with Medicare looms large, many…

6 questions about Medicare Advantage

Should you consider a Medicare Advantage plan? As of 2010, one-fourth of the Medicare population was enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. If you’re fairly healthy, you might want to join the ranks.

6 questions about Medicare Advantage

Should you consider a Medicare Advantage plan? As of 2010, one-fourth of the Medicare population was enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. If you’re fairly healthy, you might want to join the ranks.

Medicare’s ABCs: Many Senior Citizens in Program for Years May Not Know Ins and Outs

Aug. 31, 2011 – We’re proud of our grandchildren as they grow in knowledge, such as when they first learn their ABC’s. Unfortunately, when we qualify for Medicare, we discover that we have to learn our ABCs all over again, and it’s a lot tougher …

Medicare Colorado Announces Meetings in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Canon City, and Falcon for the 2012 Open Enrollment …

Medicare Colorado Agents will be presenting Community Meetings in Southern Colorado to help Seniors understand changes to supplemental plans during the 2012 Open enrollment Period Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/medicare/Colorado/…

Medicare Plans Offer Too Many Choices

Study finds that seniors make better choices when they have fewer plans to evaluate.

Medicare Prescription Drug Plans See Revitalization

Demographic changes and industry consolidation are two trends contributing to the revitalization of the Medicare Part D marketplace, according to a new report by Mark Farrah Associates.

6 questions about Medicare Advantage

Should you consider a Medicare Advantage plan? As of 2010, one-fourth of the Medicare population was enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. If you’re fairly healthy, you might want to join the ranks.

6 questions about Medicare Advantage plans

Not sure if a Medicare Advantage plan is right for you or which plan to choose? Consider these tips.

Q1Medicare.com Launches Enhanced Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Formulary Browser

Q1Medicare.com launched their enhanced Medicare prescription drug plan formulary Browser providing access to drug lists from all Medicare advantage plans. The formulary Browser now offers users four different ways to find their formularies depending on…

Some Older Americans Overwhelmed by Medicare Options, Study Says

Title: Some Older Americans Overwhelmed by Medicare Options, Study Says Category: Health News Created: 8/29/2011 6:06:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 8/30/2011

Medicare testing new way to distribute funds to providers

In an effort to nudge the health care industry toward more cost cutting and efficiency, Medicare is testing a new way of reimbursing doctors, hospitals, therapists and other providers through bundled payments intended to prompt more coordinated care. U…

Medicare fraud cases move forward

Medicare fraud cases against the owners of a shuttered Dearborn medical clinic moved forward this week, with a prison sentence for one man and guilty pleas from the other co-owners.