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It’s that time of year again: Medicare Open Enrollment. Open enrollment is the one time of year when you can re-evaluate your Medicare health and prescription drug plans and switch to ones that offer better coverage or save you money. By now you should have received your Annual Notice of Change…
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The U.S. Senate unanimously approved legislation Monday night requiring hospitals across the nation to tell Medicare patients when they receive observation care but have not been admitted to the hospital. It’s a distinction that’s easy to miss until patients are hit with big medical bills after a…
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The federal government popped the cap off drug spending on April 30, detailing doctor-by-doctor and drug-by-drug how Medicare and its beneficiaries spent $103 billion on pharmaceuticals in 2013.
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This post was updated April 21, 2015.
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A congressman is expressing confidence that a bill he sponsored - to fix a problem faced by many Medicare patients who are left without coverage for skilled nursing care - will pass this year.
With the increase in use of hospital observation, concerns are growing about the implications and high out-of-pocket costs faced by some Medicare beneficiaries who do not receive equal coverage for outpatient observation status
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It's getting easier - not more difficult - to find doctors who take Medicare, according to a new study by the Department of Health and Human Services.
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Happy 78 th birthday, Social Security. Since FDR signed you into law on Aug. 14, 1935, you've survived wars, budget cuts and changing demographics. Today you may be older than most of your beneficiaries, but you're still central to secure retirement.
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The average monthly premium for a basic prescription drug plan under Medicare Part D will be just $1 higher next year, the government projects.
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When Medicaid becomes a revolving door, it ends up both harming patients and increasing costs, a study by two George Washington University researchers finds.
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