Proposal to increase Pay to Doctors By 7% by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has put forward a rule to augment pay to family physicians by seven percent to support primary care doctors,, and also to pay other primary care physicians between three and five percent … Continue reading

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New Website offers Free Online Tools for Individuals to Keep Healthy

A new website has been started by Inter Valley Health Plan, a not-for-profit, federally qualified, Medicare Advantage health plan bonded with Medicare. The new website named “For Health and Living” to assist individuals to have access to resources at no cost and to … Continue reading

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Medicare Advantage Contract given to Aetna by Teacher Retirement System of Texas

Aetna has been awarded the Medicare Advantage Plan contract from the Teacher Retirement System of Texas or TRS, which will be in effect from January 1, 2013. Aetna confirmed that as part of its ongoing relationship with TRS, the company … Continue reading

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Kentucky Retirement Systems’ Health Plan Committee votes in favor of shifting health insurance for over-65 retirees

The Kentucky Retirement Systems’ (KRS) Health Plan Committee voted in support of shifting health insurance for over-65 retirees from a self-funded plan run by KRS to a Medicare Advantage policy sold by Humana. If accepted by the full KRS board, … Continue reading

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Retirement approach when Medicare is not adequate

In a recent study of retiree health-care costs, Fidelity Investments estimated that a 65-year-old couple retiring this year would need about $240,000 to cover medical costs during their retirement, which has risen by 4 percent from 2011. The growing costs are … Continue reading

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Retired Employees go up against plan to shift retirees to Medicare Plan in Baton Rouge

Retired employees gathered at the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board Office to raise their voice against a scheme to stop providing supplemental health insurance to almost 2,700 retired employees and to shift them all to Medicare. Great deal of … Continue reading

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New Jersey selected for recent Coordinated Care Effort

New Jersey was chosen as one of seven states to contribute in a Center for Medicare Advantage and Medicaid Services experiment program in which, through multipayer agreement, physicians are encouraged to provide more coordinated care. The comprehensive primary care scheme is being initiated … Continue reading

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Gary Jacobs is part of PwC US Health Industries Advisory Practice

PwC US made it public today that Gary M. Jacobs has been linked to the firm’s Health Industries Advisory practice as a managing director based in Washington, D.C.  Jacobs will be directing a program to help healthcare providers, health insurance companies and pharmaceutical … Continue reading

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Majority of seniors favor Group against Medicare Supplemental Insurance

Medicare Supplemental Insurance, Medicare Advantage plans, and Medicare Part D are the most frequently procured types of coverage at a point when they are turning 65 and employer group insurance is unavailable. These types of plans help guard seniors from … Continue reading

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Innovative approach to Medicare patients by Three Maine health groups

A new model planned to better health and lower the costs of Medicare patients is to be taken up by three Maine health care organizations as per announcement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The three health  Plans systems have been … Continue reading

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