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Friday, 02 December 2011
  • Nursing Home Rating System Strengthened The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has updated the rating system used on its Nursing Home Compare website. The Five Star Quality Rating System for Nursing Homes helps families make informed decisions when choosing a nursing home. The new rating system includes information on how often anti-psychotic medications are given to patients, better ways of measuring staffing levels and higher quality standards. Read the fact sheet to learn more about this important development in delivering quality care. You may file a complaint if you are concerned about the health care, treatment or services that you or another person received or did not receive in a nursing home. Have more healthcare-rela ...
    9 days ago
  • News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 9, 2014 Contact: HHS Press Office (202) 690-6343 2015 Medicare Part B premiums and deductibles to remain the same as last two years Premiums, copays and deductibles for other Medicare programs for 2015 also announced Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell announced today that next year’s standard Medicare Part B monthly premium and deductible will remain the same as the last two years. Medicare Part B covers physicians’ services, outpatient hospital services, certain home health services, durable medical equipment, and other items.  For the approximately 49 million Americans enrolled in Medicare Part B, premiums and deductibles will remain unchanged in 2015 at $104.90 and $147, respectiv ...
    141 days ago
  • PAMELA WIBLE, MD | PHYSICIAN | AUGUST 7, 2014   I love caring for patients — young and old. And though I may not accept your insurance, I will always accept you. I’m still happy to care for Medicare patients even though I opted out of Medicare in 2006. Why don’t I accept Medicare? Let me fill you in. I do not accept Medicare because: Medicare treats physicians as criminals — guilty until proven innocent. Medicare warns patients on their billing statements to turn their physicians in for suspected fraud. Medicare demonstrates no transparency in the flow of taxpayer money through their program. Medicare may reimburse physicians so little that we lose money with each appointment forcing doctors to go bankrupt (or run Medicare mill ...
    183 days ago
  • HHS Report Finds a Third of Medicare Patients in Nursing Facilities Suffer Harm A Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) report has found that 33 percent of Medicare patients were harmed or injured as a result of medical care they received, or failed to receive, at a skilled nursing facility. The study also found that nearly 60 percent of these incidents could have been prevented. Many of the incidents were caused by substandard treatment and inadequate resident monitoring. HHS has conducted similar studies about incidents involving Medicare patients in hospitals. What are my other long-term care choices?     ...
    361 days ago
  • If your Medicare card is lost, stolen, or destroyed, you can request a new one ...
    391 days ago
  • This Proposed Rule document was issued by the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS) For related information, Open Docket Folder   Action Proposed rule. Summary This proposed rule would implement provisions of the Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers Act of 2012 (SMART Act) which require us to provide a right of appeal and an appeal process for liability insurance (including self-insurance), no-fault insurance, and workers' compensation laws or plans when Medicare pursues a Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) recovery claim directly from the liability insurance (including self-insurance), no fault insurance, or workers' compensation law or plan. Dates To be assured consideration, comments must be r ...
    424 days ago
  • Medicare & The Health Insurance Marketplace (PDF document) Fact sheet with information on Medicare and the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) Health Insurance Marketplace. Learn about what you may be eligible for under Medicare and the Marketplace, including whether you can get a Marketplace plan if you are already enrolled in Medicare Part A or B. ...
    438 days ago
  • Reminder! There's a few weeks left of the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP ends December 7th)... contact our Medicare specialists for more information or any questions you may have. (877) 406‑5160
    471 days ago
  • Not sure if this picture has any truth to it? If so I know im not the only one in trouble!!! I only get $1000 a month and if 250 goes towards medicare dont know what i will do?
    • Not sure if this picture has any truth to it? If so I know im not the only one in trouble!!! I only get $1000 a month and if 250 goes towards medicare dont know what i will do?
    962 days ago
    changed it just a thought but i'm thinking the people that make these type of policys would prefer the I & D GIVE UP SOMETHING IMPORTANT LIKE EATING OR LIVING958 days ago

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