Medicare Beneficiaries advised to Review Health and Drug Coverage Options

As per news published in October 2011, the Medicare Rights Center, a national, nonprofit consumer service organization, recommended that everyone enrolled in a private health or drug plan with Medicare Insurance should evaluate their cover during the upcoming Fall Open Enrollment Period. … Continue reading

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UPMC for Life Medicare Advantage Plans

UPMC for Life, the Medicare Advantage program of UPMC Health Plan, is fast becoming a preferred choice for health-conscious Medicare consumers. Open Enrollment Period recent results  obtainable from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has held that UPMC for … Continue reading

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Use of Commercial Disease-Management Programs do not provide any savings for Medicare Patients

Use of commercial disease management programs to lessen the fee-for-service Medicare Plan costs that has been linked with chronic conditions among senior citizens proves to be realistic approach at a point when everyone is looking for ways to reduce health … Continue reading

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Medicare Advantage premiums Falls by 7 percent and enrollment up by 10 percent

According to news published this year by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Medicare Advantage premiums have come down by 7 percent on average and enrollment has increased by about 10 percent since this time last year. The … Continue reading

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Pricing of Medigap Plans

There are three distinct ways in which Medicare Supplements are rated and priced by insurance companies. Community-Rated These plans are presented by various companies and have a distinctive pricing structure in which everyone obtains a Medigap policy for the same … Continue reading

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Medicare Advantage guidelines issued by the Government

According to news published by Reuters the Obama administration on Friday issued 2013 payment and policy guidelines for U.S. health insurers that take part in the Medicare Advantage program. They held that the projected changes would bring lower premiums and improved benefits. But the documents … Continue reading

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High-Risk Pregnancies – Telemedicine Can Save In Medicaid expenses

A new legislative proposal by The American Telemedicine Association  plans to increase the use of telemedicine for Medicaid users with high-risk pregnancies and neonatal care needs. If approved, it can bring about an improvement in providing care for people who are … Continue reading

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Economic Savings with Tobacco Control Programs

States that have pulled out funds away from tobacco control programs may lose on considerable savings. This has been suggested by a study undertaken by San Francisco State University economist Sudip Chattopadhyay. The states could save more if these programs … Continue reading

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression among Elderly affected by Racial and Cultural Factors

According to a research “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Depression Care in Community-Dwelling Elderly in the United States,” by lead author Ayse Akincigil, an assistant professor in Rutgers’ School of Social Work, and colleagues established that African Americans were considerably … Continue reading

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Senior Medicare Beneficiaries Receive avoidable Surgeries during their last year of life

A study published Online First in The Lancet holds that almost a third of elderly American beneficiaries of fee-for-service Medicare plan get avoidable surgery done during their last year of life. Most procedures are carried out in the month prior to … Continue reading

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