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2011-09-22 07:00:00

Health reform brings changes to Medicare. The October 15 â“ December 7 AEP is a short window of time that allows people with Medicare who are dissatisfied with their current Medicare coverage or are looking for a more budget-friendly plan to enroll in a new Medicare Advantage plan. Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) September 22, 2011 Health reform brings changes to Medicare. VIVA Medicare Plus is debuting a new campaign entitled âœEnjoy Lifeâ...

2011-09-19 11:00:00

âœMedicare Changes 2012: Five Things You Need to Knowâ explains important program changes and offers tips to help seniors make wise coverage decisions Madison, Wisconsin (PRWEB) September 19, 2011 Medicare keeps on changing: benefits, costs, and even the deadlines for signing up or switching plans. As this yearâs Annual Enrollment Period approaches, itâs important that Wisconsin residents have the information they need to make...

2011-08-31 12:00:00

With earlier AEP start dates, people on Medicare must pay particular attention this year so they don't miss their opportunity to change plans. Madison, Wisconsin (PRWEB) August 31, 2011 WPS Health Insurance, Wisconsinâs leading not-for-profit health insurer and provider of Medicare Part D plans and Medicare supplement plans, reminds Medicare beneficiaries that Medicareâs Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) begins October 15 and ends December 7 this year, a full month...

2011-08-20 00:00:31

Annual changes to Medicare Part D plans mean seniors should be vigilant to ensure that they continue to receive high-quality coverage from a stable and reliable source Madison, Wisconsin (PRWEB) August 19, 2011 In 2010, only 1 in 5 Medicare beneficiaries over the age of 65 planned to review their Medicare coverage options for 2011.(1) Why is this statistic troubling? Because Medicare health plans change every year. Benefits can change, costs can change, entire plans can disappear"”and...

2011-08-17 12:13:59

The lack of financial assistance to cover the cost of drugs to Medicare beneficiaries (the US government's health insurance program for people aged 65 or over, which currently covers 50 million US citizens) could result in an additional 18,000 patients discontinuing one or more prescriptions for essential drugs a year"”a 100% increase"”and others to not take their required medications regularly. These findings, from a study led by Jennifer Polinski from the Brigham and Women's...

2011-08-16 16:00:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Medicare Part D beneficiaries who enter the "donut hole," where they have to pay 100 percent of previously subsidized prescription costs, are twice as likely to discontinue their medications as they are to switch to more affordable or generic medications, a new study published today in PLoS Medicine concludes. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO ) The study conducted by researchers from Harvard University, Brigham...

2011-08-04 14:26:00

'A Rare Federal Program That Comes in Under Budget Each Year' WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to new data released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the 2012 average Medicare Part D prescription drug plan premium is roughly $30, a figure far lower than the $41 figure that was originally estimated in 2003. The premium figure confirms the success of Medicare Part D plans in delivering savings, said the Pharmaceutical Care Management...

2011-08-01 16:47:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) President and CEO Mark Merritt released the following statement today on a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, "Medicare Part D Formularies: CMS Conducts Oversight of Mid-Year Changes; Most Mid-Year Changes Were Enhancements": "While experts agree that pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) help Part D come in under budget each year, GAO's new report provides fresh evidence that...

2011-07-30 00:01:04

MedicareColorado.com now offers simple, instant Medicare insurance quotes on their website without asking for personal information. Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 29, 2011 Medicare beneficiaries seeking insurance plans and rates online in Colorado are in luck. MedicareColorado.com now offers a Medicare quoting tool to help seniors easily compare insurance plans and rates. The Medicare quick quotes tool can be found at the Medicare Colorado website and does not require personal information or the...

2011-07-13 14:55:00

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Inspector General's Office (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a report last week concluding that 61 percent of power wheelchairs provided to Medicare beneficiaries in the first half of 2007 "were medically unnecessary or had claims that lacked sufficient documentation to determine medical necessity." But their report clearly indicated that medical necessity was actually only questioned on nine percent...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.