Medicare

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Name: Medicare
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 54 mins ago - 2 reports

Medicare relaxes hospice drug rule

Officials with the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are backing away from a new prescription drug rule many hospice providers feared would create an unnecessary burden for terminally ill patients.Designed to cut back on improper prescription ... [Published Bend Bulletin - 54 mins ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

Impact of ObamaCare's raid on Medicare

<a style="font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;font-decoration: none;" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aji1V2_SESg&feature=youtube_gdata"&gt;Impact of ObamaCare's raid on Medicare During a Ways and Means Health Subcommittee hearing, Congressman ... [Published Rep. Sam Johnson - YouTube Channel - 16 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 3 reports

Drug Pricing 'Tantamount to Greed,' Lawmaker Says

Four legislative actions could ease the burden of high-cost prescription drugs—such as a $1,000-per-pill hepatitis C drug—on Medicare, the public, and commercial payers, says U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman.Calling Sovaldi, a high-priced drug for hepatitis C, ... [Published Health Leaders - 18 hours ago]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated 18 hours ago - 3 reports

New Bill Would Expand Medicare Reimbursement for Telemedicine

Reps. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) and Glenn Thompson (R-Penn.) are set to introduce a bill into the House of Representatives next week that has been hailed by health IT advocates as a major step forward in expanding the use of telemedicine across the co ... [Published Beckers Hospital Review - 18 hours ago]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated 18 hours ago - 2 reports

State sued for allegedly denying Medicare benefits

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -Tennessee is facing a federal lawsuit over allegations that it had illegally denied Medicare benefits.The Southern Poverty Law Center, the Tennessee Justice Center and the National Health Law Program are representing the plainti ... [Published WSMV - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated 18 hours ago - 2 reports

Medicare Tests Exceptions to 3-Day Rule

(MedPage Today) -- Medicare officials have begun exempting some patients from the controversial requirement that limits nursing home coverage to seniors admitted to a hospital for at least 3 days. ... [Published MedPageToday.com - medical news plus CME for ph ... - 18 hours ago]
Entities: Medicare
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 2 reports

Briefing: What Medicare Beneficiaries Want and Need from Patient-Centered Medical Homes

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A breakfast briefing on Friday, July 25, hosted by the Hartford Foundation and NCQA, will discuss What Medicare Beneficiaries Want and Need from PCMH. ... [Published Business Wire Public Policy/Government News - 23 hours ago]
Entities: Medicare
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 3 reports

AMA explains vision for Medicare Locals’ replacement

The AMA says it intends to work closely with the government to make Primary Health Networks (PHNs) more effective than the “under-achieving” Medicare locals they are replacing.Its president, Associate Professor Brian Owler (pictured) says he wants PHNs ... [Published 6minutes.net.au - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 5 reports

Announcing a New Regional Approach to Medicare Quality Improvement

CHARLESTON, W.Va.Effective August 1, WVMI will launch Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network in West VirginiaIn addition to WVMI, the Network partners are WVMI's affiliated companies, Quality Insights of PennsylvaniaEach company currently serves ... [Published Bio-Medicine - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 3 reports

Medicare pilot programs waive three-day admission rule for senior patients

Medicare pays set amount to providers, including nursing homesShareToolsMedicare officials are piloting experimental programs across dozens of U.S. hospitals to find out whether dropping the requirement that limits nursing home coverage to seniors admitted ... [Published Fierce Healthcare - Jul 23 2014]
Entities: Medicare, Waiver, Admission
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 3 reports

National Grange Supports the SAVE Medicare Home Health Act

Medicare reforms needed to protect rural access to home health for vulnerable seniorsWASHINGTON , July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Grange expressed support today for the Securing Access Via Excellence (SAVE) Medicare Home Health Act ... [Published Michigan Live - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 2 reports

Mike McFadden favors raising the age for Medicare benefits

McFadden for Senate Mike McFadden: "The senior safety net is heading towards bankruptcy because of irresponsible politicians like Al Franken who’ve used scare tactics to win elections."This is one in an occasional series of articles about the policy ... [Published MinnPost - Jul 23 2014]

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...New York Times: "So far, however, there has been little tangible headway. Part of the problem is that moderates are behaving a bit too moderately. They have yet to vote with Democrats on procedural maneuvers that could force the hand of the Republican leadership or to sign a petition Democrats are circulating that would require a vote on a short-term spending bill to reopen the government if a majority of House members signed. They are unwilling to defy their leaders to that extent." [H Res 370, Vote #509, 10/02/13; HJ Res 59, Vote #512, 10/02/13; HR 3230, Vote #515, 10/03/13; HJ Res 72, Vote #517, 10/03/13; H Res 371, Vote #519...
"Apparently Congresswoman Shea-Porter is more concerned with making her Washington friends happy than protecting your hard earned tax dollars. Her refusal to admit ObamaCare has failed has resulted in cuts to Medicare, cost millions their health insurance,Granite Staters their hospitals, and now we learn, a significant amount of, waste, fraud and abuse. New Hampshire deserves better than this knee jerk support for failed policies."
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Doctors: Government-Run Health Care Driving Us ... [Published Heritage Foundation - 3 hours ago]
A Note To Congresswoman Schakowsky, A Walgreens... [Published Forbes.com - 3 hours ago]
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Seventh National Medicare Supplement Insurance ... [Published PR.com Press Releases - 4 hours ago]
Los Angeles, CA, July 25, 2014 --( PR.com )-- Plans for the only national conference exclusively focused on Medigap insurance were announced today by the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance. "With millions of Baby Boomers turning ...
Noted for Your Evening Procrastination for July... [Published Brad DeLong - 10 hours ago]
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America The Divided: Everyone Knows We Have Pro... [Published Zero Hedge - 10 hours ago]
Submitted by Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse blog , A house divided against itself will surely fall.  America is more divided today than it has been in decades, and the deep divisions that are tearing us apart continue to get even worse.  ...
Virginians May See Rise in Premiums Despite War... [Published Washington Free Beacon - 13 hours ago]
Republicans continue to slam Sen. Mark Warner (D., Va.) for what they call his misleading advocacy of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to Virginia voters, including his claim that it would lower health care costs for consumers. Warner, who voted for ...
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Quality Innovation Network Contract Awarded to ... [Published Financial Services - 20 hours ago]
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