Archive for September, 2011

Genomic Health: Medicare covers colon cancer test

Genomic Health Inc. said Friday that Medicare will cover its Oncotype DX colon cancer test, which is designed to predict the risk patients will have a recurrence of the disease.

Medicare benefits phone scam targets Arkansans

Once again, Arkansans have become the target of fraudulent telephone solicitors seeking money and information. Recent reports indicate that these scam artists have been calling Medicare beneficiaries asking for personal information, including bank acco…

Medicare Fraud With ‘erectile pumps’ – You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

Medicare fraud is on the rise and the FBI is cracking down on it. ??Recently, Lawrence Duran, 49, was sentenced to 50 years in federal prison for his role in a $205 million Medicare fraud scheme. ??His partner in the crime, Marianella Valera, 40, was s…

Medicare Fraud With ‘erectile pumps’ – You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

Medicare fraud is on the rise and the FBI is cracking down on it.  Recently, Lawrence Duran, 49, was sentenced to 50 years in federal prison for his role in a $205 million Medicare fraud scheme.  His partner in the crime, Marianella Valera, 40, was s…

Medicare Open Enrollment is October 15 – December 7

Your health needs change from year to year. And, your health plan may change the benefits and costs each year too. That’s why it’s important to evaluate your Medicare choices every year. Open enrollment is the one time of year when ALL people with …

Hospitals push hike in age for Medicare

As the deficit reduction “supercommittee’’ begins scouring the ledgers for $1.2 trillion in additional savings by Thanksgiving, American hospital executives are so worried about facing further payment cuts that they plan to start lobbying Congres…

County holds seminar on Medicare enrollment options

NewsUSA — Your health needs change from year to year. Plus, your health plan may change the benefits and costs each year, too. That’s why it’s important to evaluate your Medicare choices every year. Open enrollment is the one time of year when all pe…

The Money Flow From Households to Health Care Providers

Government medical programs often pass through more cents on the dollar to the providers of care than private insurers do, an economist writes.

The Money Flow From Households to Health Care Providers

Government medical programs often pass through more cents on the dollar to the providers of care than private insurers do, an economist writes.

Here’s How To Save During Medicare Open Enrollment

In normal years, few seniors change their Medicare elections in the program’s annual open enrollment period. According to studies of past consumer choices, sticking with existing coverage plans may be a comfortable choice.

Edwards Lifesciences falls on Medicare review

Shares of Edwards Lifesciences Corp. dropped Thursday after Medicare said it will review the company’s Sapien heart valve to determine whether the federal program will cover the device.

Medicare 2012

What You Need to Know

What Boomers Need to Know About Medicare Open Enrollment Season

The Medicare open enrollment period is upon us once again, and now is the time for Medicare recipients to review their options and make unrestricted changes to their coverage options.

Medicare Enrollment Checklist

It’s important for seniors to reshop their coverage every year–especially this year.

Medicare Aims To Lower Hospital Readmission Rates

A recent study shows one in six Medicare patients nationally are readmitted to hospitals within 30 days of being discharged.