Latest Medicare Part D Stories

2013-10-03 23:01:35

Medicare beneficiaries go to Medicare.com for current information during government shutdown as Annual Election Period approaches. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 The government shutdown may have occurred just days before the annual Medicare Open Enrollment period begins, but consumers are still responsible for their 2014 Medicare benefit plan selection. Due to the current shutdown, many government websites have created disclaimers for consumers. Medicare.gov, for example,...

2013-09-24 09:53:18

Medicare expenses for patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI, heart attack) increased substantially between 1998 and 2008, with much of the increase coming in expenses 31 days or more after the patient was hospitalized, according to a study published by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. Researchers examined Medicare expenses for AMI in part because of large budget deficits in the United States and the high cost of caring for Medicare beneficiaries, according to...

2013-09-18 23:27:04

The latest issue of Drug Benefit News reports on the lobbying efforts PBMs are focusing on state policymakers in an attempt to restrict the practice of physician dispensing of workers’ compensation prescription drugs and to put a cap on reimbursement. Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 Employers, insurance companies, PBMs and other payers of workers’ compensation prescription drug claims are up in arms about the practice of physician dispensing, through which prescribers...

2013-09-17 23:01:50

The Medicare Patient Access and Quality Improvement Act of 2013, passed 51-0 by the House Energy and Commerce Committee on July 31, calls for an end to the current Medicare payment formula, which doctors say has underpaid them for years. The Act, also known as House of Representatives bill 2810, aims to increase payments to doctors serving Medicare patients beginning in 2014. - MedicareMall.com San Marcos, Texas (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Unanimous passage of U.S. House of Representatives...

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