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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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Too many options in Medicare Advantage Program May prove counter productive

According to a study published in Health Affairs and authored by Harvard Medical School researcher J. Michael McWilliams and colleagues, the extensive choice of managed care plans provided by the Medicare Advantage Program offers could prove to be counterproductive. Seniors, mainly those with poor … 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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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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Improvement in Clarity of Group Health Insurance Policies

Recently there was an initiative taken to make group health insurance policies in the U.S. more understandable and simpler for its consumers and employers. This could be done by making the summary of benefits and costs simpler. This new regulation … 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 Savings Program and Federal Poverty Guideline

Federal poverty level (FPL) guidelines for 2012 were published in the Federal Register on January 26, 2012. The guidelines lay the basis for eligibility levels for many public benefits, comprising of health benefits for older people and people with disabilities. … Continue reading

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Part D of Medicare Plan offers subsidy depending on Federal Poverty level

Federal poverty level (FPL) guidelines for 2012 provides the basis for eligibility levels for various public health benefit programs including those for older people and people with disabilities. These were published in the Federal Register in January, 2012. The guidelines … 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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