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2011-03-10 06:10:00

SAN DIEGO, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MedVantx, Inc., the company that created first ever controlled access to generic samples in US physician offices, today announced that the Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") has issued preliminary guidance to Medicare Part D Plan Sponsors on generic sampling programs. In a February 11, 2011 advanced notice for public comment, CMS indicated that a Part D sponsor may incur expenses related to distribution of and reporting on generic...

2011-02-24 00:00:46

eDoctor, Inc., a designer of e-prescribing software, today joined the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association in opposing a legislative effort in several states to limit e-prescribing features that, according to eDoctor, Inc. president Se Kang, would ultimately benefit consumers. Rockville, MD (Vocus/PRWEB) February 23, 2011 Concerned that legislation recently introduced in several states to limit e-prescribing features will hamper the safety and cost-savings benefits of the electronic...

2011-02-23 08:00:00

OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CompletePlus (www.CompletePlus.com) has launched an online, self-service insurance purchasing platform that educates Medicare-eligible Americans and enables them to make informed, confident decisions and purchase Medicare supplement insurance at competitive prices. CompletePlus (www.CompletePlus.com) is an innovative Medicare supplement web site that allows for a true online transaction from quote to purchase, much more than simply a quote...

2011-02-11 00:00:58

PCMA: Some Drugmakers Lobbying to Limit E-Prescribing of Generics, Drug Safety Checks A Quiet Campaign to Raise Prescription Drug Costs, Undermine Safety Washington, DC (Vocus/PRWEB) February 10, 2011 Some drug manufacturers are aggressively pushing legislative proposals in states across the country that if enacted would undermine electronic prescribing's (e-prescribing) proven safety and savings benefits, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) said today. "This campaign...

2011-01-19 08:15:00

SHELTON, Conn., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Plan One urges seniors with Part C Medicare Advantage plans to review their options during the Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period, part of the Affordable Care Act of 2010. This is the only time period where members can drop their plans, return to original Medicare and pick up a standalone Prescription Drug Plan. The Annual Enrollment period for 2011 ended December 31. The Open Enrollment period has been replaced by the Medicare...

2011-01-07 00:00:48

Allsup outlines options Medicare recipients have to re-evaluate choices and change plans during first six weeks of 2011 Belleville, IL (Vocus/PRWEB) January 06, 2011 Medicare annual enrollment ended Dec. 31, but people with Medicare Advantage plans can make certain coverage changes during the new disenrollment period, from Jan. 1 through Feb. 14, according to Allsup, a nationwide provider of Medicare plan selection services and Social Security disability representation. The Affordable...

2010-12-20 15:03:00

Advocates, Providers Ask Congress to Delay Implementation of New, Mandatory Rental Policy SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since 1988, San Antonio resident Martha Oliver, 69, has used a power wheelchair that has allowed her to remain independent in her home. She lives alone, but with help from the power wheelchair provided through Medicare and occasional visits from her daughter, she can groom, eat, and get to the bathroom. Because she can perform these daily...

2010-12-15 15:31:00

SHELTON, Conn., Dec. 15 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Plan One, a general agent in the online health insurance market, reminds seniors that the 2011 Annual Enrollment Period, the only opportunity for them to make changes to their Medicare Advantage plans, ends December 31. Medicare Solutions offers the free guidance of experienced, licensed Medicare specialists to seniors when reviewing their Medicare Advantage, Medicare supplement or Part D Drug Coverage. Seniors should be aware of...

2010-12-10 00:00:48

About 7 percent of Medicare beneficiaries "“ 3 million people "“ historically look to change plans during January-March open enrollment period; however, there is no open enrollment in 2011 Belleville, IL (Vocus) December 8, 2010 People who want to switch their Medicare coverage for 2011 have just a few weeks left in the Medicare annual enrollment period, which ends Dec. 31, according to Allsup, a nationwide provider of Medicare plan selection services and Social Security...

2010-12-08 18:47:00

Calls on U.S. House to join Senate and stop Medicare doctor pay cut CHICAGO, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP Illinois Senior State Director Bob Gallo today released a statement applauding the U.S. Senate for passing legislation that will preserve access to doctors for people in Medicare by stopping a scheduled 25 percent cut in reimbursement. The statement follows: "We thank the U.S. Senate for working together on a bipartisan basis to stop a drastic pay cut to physicians...


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