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Proposed Medicare drug change stirs acc...
Published:Sat, 11 Jan 2014 00:58:25 -0800
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a move that some fear could compromise care for Medicare recipients, the Obama administration is proposing to remove special protections that guarantee seni......
The Two Words That Cost Medicare Patien...
Published:Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:53:26 -0800
When it comes to Medicare claims, it’s all about the fine print on your hospital chart. Find out how being “under observation” can cost you. NBC News’ Kate reports.......
How Medigap Coverage Turns Medicare Int...
Published:Thu, 09 Jan 2014 07:15:56 -0800
Supplemental insurance plans shield millions of people from Medicare's deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs. Some health economists have criticized these so-called Mediga......
Medicare offer stirs worries...
Published:Fri, 10 Jan 2014 22:51:25 -0800
— In a move that some fear could compromise care for Medicare recipients, the Obama administration is proposing to remove special protections that guarantee seniors access to a ......
Study: Supplemental plans raise Medicar...
Published:Thu, 09 Jan 2014 14:30:00 -0800
Enrollees with few out-of-pocket costs tend to overuse the healthcare system.......


Proposed Medicare drug change stirs access worries
Published:Sat, 11 Jan 2014 00:58:25 -0800  
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a move that some fear could compromise care for Medicare recipients, the Obama administration is proposing to remove special protections that guarantee seniors access to a wide selection of three types of drugs....

The Two Words That Cost Medicare Patients Thousands
Published:Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:53:26 -0800  
When it comes to Medicare claims, it’s all about the fine print on your hospital chart. Find out how being “under observation” can cost you. NBC News’ Kate reports....

How Medigap Coverage Turns Medicare Into A Health Care Buffet
Published:Thu, 09 Jan 2014 07:15:56 -0800  
Supplemental insurance plans shield millions of people from Medicare's deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs. Some health economists have criticized these so-called Medigap plans for inflating health care spending by encouraging people to seek care they don't really need....

Medicare offer stirs worries
Published:Fri, 10 Jan 2014 22:51:25 -0800  
— In a move that some fear could compromise care for Medicare recipients, the Obama administration is proposing to remove special protections that guarantee seniors access to a wide selection of three types of drugs....

Study: Supplemental plans raise Medicare costs 22 percent
Published:Thu, 09 Jan 2014 14:30:00 -0800  
Enrollees with few out-of-pocket costs tend to overuse the healthcare system....

Foley Hoag Hosts Webinar to Explain Fast-Developing Medicare Drug Benefit Changes That Could Affect Millions
Published:Thu, 09 Jan 2014 07:30:00 -0800  
Recently proposed changes to the Medicare prescription benefit that could affect millions of Americans are the focus of a webinar hosted by Foley Hoag LLP partner Thomas Barker, a...

Medicare Advantage Plans Cover 15 Million
Published:Mon, 06 Jan 2014 05:00:00 -0800  
Aggregated enrollment in Medicare Advantage plans was 15.1 million as of December 2013, up nearly 1.3 million members since December 2012. Membership surpassed 15 million members in October, according to a new report by Mark Farrah Associates ....

Medicare Officials Seek Authority To Ban Harmful Prescribers
Published:Tue, 07 Jan 2014 14:12:42 -0800  
For the first time, Medicare would have the authority to kick out doctors and other providers of health who engage in abusive prescribing. It could also take such action if providers' licenses have been suspended or revoked by state regulators or if they were restricted from prescribing painkillers and other controlled substances....

Fighting ‘Observation’ Status
Published:Fri, 10 Jan 2014 14:43:22 -0800  
There are steps to take when the hospital refuses to formally admit a Medicare patient....
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