Why Retirees Don't Switch Medicare Part D Plans, But Should
Published:Mon, 02 Jun 2014 06:00:00 -0700  
Medicare Part D prescription drug plans are allowed to change their premiums, covered medications and preferred pharmacies each year, and many plans do. Plan participants are invited to switch plans once a year during the open enrollment period, but few Medicare beneficiaries actually pick a new plan. Most Medicare beneficiaries consider the premiums and deductibles when initially selecting a ......

The cost of drugs under Medicare Part D plans vary widely
Published:Thu, 05 Jun 2014 10:25:41 -0700  
Alex Cukan SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 5 (UPI) -- The cost for prescription drugs for U.S. adults age 65 and older vary widely depending on the state and which private insurance plan covers Medicare Part D....

Explaining Medicare Advantage, and why it matters to you
Published:Wed, 04 Jun 2014 02:00:00 -0700  
Explaining risk scores, Medicare Advantage and what alleged overbilling could mean for the Affordable Care Act....

Why Medicare Advantage costs taxpayers billions more than it should
Published:Wed, 04 Jun 2014 02:00:00 -0700  
Critics warned of billing abuse in Medicare Advantage health plans, but oversight is lagging....

Medicare coverage ban on sex-change surgery lifted
Published:Fri, 30 May 2014 10:35:40 -0700  
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Transgender people receiving Medicare may no longer be automatically denied coverage for sex reassignment surgeries, a U.S. Department of Health and Services review board ruled Friday in a groundbreaking decision that recognizes the procedures as a medically necessary and effective treatment for individuals who do not identify with their biological sex....

Medicare ban on sex reassignment surgery lifted
Published:Fri, 30 May 2014 15:29:46 -0700  
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Medicare can no longer automatically deny coverage requests for sex reassignment surgeries, a federal board ruled Friday in a groundbreaking decision that recognizes the procedures are medically necessary for some people who don't identify with their biological sex....

Medicare Advantage Billing Errors Cost Taxpayers Billions
Published:Wed, 04 Jun 2014 03:01:35 -0700  
This story was published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C....

Medicare: 24,000 tests for 145 patients
Published:Thu, 29 May 2014 05:50:29 -0700  
The three physicians ordered so many individual tests that their patients averaged one every other day....

Methodology for 'Medicare Advantage Money Grab'
Published:Wed, 04 Jun 2014 02:00:00 -0700  
A behind-the-scenes look at the data analysis for the 'Medicare Advantage Money Grab' investigation....
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Why Retirees Don't Switch Medicare ...
Published:Mon, 02 Jun 2014 06:00:00 -0700
Medicare Part D prescription drug plans are allowed to change their premiums, covered medications and preferred pharmacies each year, and many plans do. Plan participants are invi......
The cost of drugs under Medicare Part D...
Published:Thu, 05 Jun 2014 10:25:41 -0700
Alex Cukan SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 5 (UPI) -- The cost for prescription drugs for U.S. adults age 65 and older vary widely depending on the state and which private insurance plan ......
Explaining Medicare Advantage, and why ...
Published:Wed, 04 Jun 2014 02:00:00 -0700
Explaining risk scores, Medicare Advantage and what alleged overbilling could mean for the Affordable Care Act.......
Why Medicare Advantage costs taxpayers ...
Published:Wed, 04 Jun 2014 02:00:00 -0700
Critics warned of billing abuse in Medicare Advantage health plans, but oversight is lagging.......
Medicare coverage ban on sex-change sur...
Published:Fri, 30 May 2014 10:35:40 -0700
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Transgender people receiving Medicare may no longer be automatically denied coverage for sex reassignment surgeries, a U.S. Department of Health and Service......