Tag Archives: Medicare Effective Dates

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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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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Medicare to Provide Coverage for Obesity Counseling

As per announcement made by CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Medicare Insurance beneficiaries will be provided with coverage for precautionary obesity counseling.  CMS is doing this as part of its goal to broaden the range of preventive services it has been adding … Continue reading

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Regional Differences in Medicare Drug Spending due to Drug Costs

According to a study led by researchers from the University Of Pittsburgh Graduate School Of Public Health and published in The New England Journal of Medicine, the cost of medications through Medicare’s subsidized prescription drug program differs in various regions … Continue reading

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Few Days Left for Medicare disenrollment

Medicare beneficiaries unhappy with their Medicare health plans, also known as Medicare Advantage plans, have until Tuesday, February 14, to disenroll. This opportunity to change to original Medicare has been on offer since January 1, when the Medicare Advantage Disenrollment … Continue reading

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Federal Poverty Level and its impact on Qualified Disabled and Working Indivduals

Recently published Federal Register mentions Federal poverty level (FPL) guidelines for 2012. The guidelines provide a platform to decide eligibility levels for various public benefits, comprising health benefits for older people and people with disabilities. The individual programs that rely … Continue reading

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Medicare offering Gym Benefits to attract Healthy seniors

For Medicare Insurance healthy seniors reduce the cost to a great extent. In a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Brown University researchers have stated that plans have been able to do exactly that by providing fitness club … Continue reading

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Replacing visual acuity screenings for dilated eye exam cost effective

According to a study published online initially in the Archives of Ophthalmology, it has been suggested that it would be highly cost-effective” to swap visual acuity screenings for new Medicare enrollees with coverage of a dilated eye exam. This is meant … Continue reading

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MEDICARE ADVANTAGE CHANGES FOR 2012

The dates have changed for Special Election Period for Service Area Reduction or Plan Non-renewal . In prior years, an early SEP permitted agents to accept enrollments in October. However, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued … Continue reading

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