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2013-09-10 12:30:12

- Nearly 9 out of 10 Pennsylvania seniors prefer to receive medical care at home - LEMOYNE, Pa., Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Homecare Association and Bring the Vote Home today released new polling data on Pennsylvania seniors' opinions on the value of skilled home healthcare services in the Medicare program and proposed cuts that threaten to reduce Medicare payments by an unprecedented 14 percent. The survey polled 690 Pennsylvanian registered voters aged 65 and...

2013-08-28 12:26:07

- Proposed 14% cut to Medicare home health benefit threatens access to clinically advanced, cost-effective, patient preferred home care for some of the nation's most vulnerable seniors - WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representatives of the nation's three leading home health organizations - National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC), Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA), and Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare (Partnership) - today...

2013-08-06 08:35:19

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to rising health care costs and mandated changes brought about by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), a new survey from Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), shows that many U.S. organizations have or are seriously considering sourcing post-65 retiree health care benefit coverage through the individual Medicare plan market. Aon Hewitt's annual...

2013-07-31 23:29:41

Three of the six health plans selected to participate in Massachusetts’ CMS-funded demonstration program for Medicare-Medicaid dual eligibles recently dropped out, Medicare Advantage News reports in its July 25 issue. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Three of the six health plans selected to participate in Massachusetts’ CMS-funded demonstration program for Medicare-Medicaid dual eligibles recently dropped out, Atlantic Information Services’s Medicare Advantage News (MAN) has...

2013-07-30 12:28:44

Association Presses for Responsible, Commonsense Solutions to Medicare on Anniversary of Bedrock Program CHICAGO, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 30(th), 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare into law. On the 48(th) anniversary of the program, AARP is sending a strong message to the Illinois Congressional Delegation: We need responsible, commonsense solutions to Medicare, not harmful cuts. Over 1.9 million Illinoisans, 49 million people nationwide, rely on...

2013-07-24 23:03:31

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) released today a set of policy solutions—The Safe Rx Initiative—aimed at reducing prescription drug abuse and fraud in Medicare and the commercial sector by enhancing the current system to make it more difficult for drug-seekers to obtain fraudulent prescriptions at the pharmacy counter. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) released today a set of policy solutions—The Safe Rx...

2013-07-10 12:28:25

- Vast majority of seniors agree increased out-of-pocket Medicare costs will cause financial strain for low-income seniors - WASHINGTON, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new national poll of more than 1,100 American seniors who are registered voters - released today by the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare - finds that 93 percent of seniors surveyed think Congress should advance reforms to stop Medicare fraud over cuts to Medicare payments or increased fees on seniors'...

2013-07-03 16:22:42

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new analysis by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) validates the questions about "preferred pharmacy" drug plans[1] that have been raised by Medicare officials, 19 U.S. Senators, 31 U.S. Representatives, MedPAC and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100106/DC33253LOGO) In analyzing 2012 prescription drug claims in the Medicare Part D...

2013-07-02 16:23:33

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pharmaceutical Care Management Association President and CEO Mark Merritt released the following statement on a new Medicare Part D claims analysis on negotiated prices between preferred and non-preferred pharmacy network released today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS): "The CMS analysis confirms that negotiated prices at preferred pharmacies are lower on average than at non-preferred pharmacies. Indeed,...

2013-06-21 23:01:53

The top five Medicare Part D plans with the lowest average premiums all have preferred pharmacy networks, according to a new analysis conducted by Avalere Health for the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA). Of all Part D plans with national or near-national status, seven of the top 10 with the lowest average premiums have preferred pharmacy networks. Washington D.C. (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 The top five Medicare Part D plans with the lowest average premiums all have preferred...