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2014-04-16 12:29:39

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Given the health reform debate over elevated Medicare Advantage reimbursement rates, HealthPocket investigated the prevalence of extra insurance benefits provided by Medicare Advantage plans. These insurance benefits are not covered by original Medicare and they are frequently overlooked in discussions of Medicare Advantage's value proposition to consumers. When reviewing data on 2014 Medicare Advantage plans, HealthPocket found:...

2014-04-16 08:34:17

JACKSON, Miss., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American HealthTech (www.healthtech.net), a Jackson, Mississippi-based leader in LTPAC EHR software, announces that it has passed the ICD-10 claim test for Medicare Billing 837i and Form CMS-UB04, along with passing testing with all Medicare fiscal intermediaries, the private insurance companies that serve as the federal government's agents in the administration of the Medicare program. These recent advances ensure AHT customers that its...

2014-04-10 12:28:35

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Medicare Advocacy Recovery Coalition (MARC) applauds the Congress for protecting Medicaid beneficiary rights with the recent passing of H.R. 4302, (SGR Doc Fix). Section 211 of this important legislation included a provision deferring until October 2016 the implementation of section 202(b) of the Murray-Ryan Budget Agreement, which negatively altered the balance of Medicaid secondary payer recoveries previously allowed by law....

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2014-04-10 05:08:15

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In an historic move, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released new, privacy-protected data on Medicare payments to physicians and other health care professionals for services rendered to beneficiaries. The treasure trove of data includes bills for services and procedures by providers. It also reveals that many doctors around the country have been paid $1 million or more from the social insurance program for older...

2014-04-09 23:24:45

Nelco Benefits now offers Senior Solutions to help Senior Citizens afford a Medicare Supplement Plan that fits their needs. More information is available online at http://www.nelcobenefits.com/senior-supplemental. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Nelco Benefits is now offering new Senior Solutions that are designed to help Senior Citizens afford a Medicare Supplement Plan that best fits their needs and budget. Full details about Nelco Benefits’ Senior Solutions please visit...

2014-04-07 12:34:36

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the next two decades, an aging population, fewer family caregivers, increasingly limited personal financial resources, and growing strains on federal, state, and family budgets will create an unsustainable demand for long-term care. Over the past 20 years, policymakers have debated different solutions, but have failed to reach consensus on a sustainable means of financing and delivering long-term services and supports. Failure to find...

2014-04-02 23:29:58

A new white paper from national healthcare consulting firm PYA gives a straightforward explanation of what’s required for participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program. Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 PYA presents a new white paper that provides a straightforward explanation as to what is required for participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program. Interest in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) is at an all-time high. At the American College of Healthcare...

2014-04-01 08:30:28

NAPERVILLE, Ill., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearHealth Strategies (ClearHealth), a leading provider of cost containment solutions to the health insurance, workers compensation, and other related industries, with an emerging focus on Medicare-based pricing initiatives, announced today that Brian Wroblewski has joined the company as Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing. Wroblewski comes to ClearHealth with nearly two decades of health insurance, network management, and...

2014-03-31 23:38:47

A new white paper from national healthcare consulting firm PYA details the opportunities presented by and requirements for Medicare reimbursement for chronic care management beginning in 2015. In just 10 months, Medicare will begin paying a monthly fee to physicians who provide non-face-to-face care management services for beneficiaries with chronic conditions. Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 PYA released a white paper on the opportunities presented by and requirements for Medicare...

2014-03-31 23:22:53

Southampton A.C.O. recently announced the beginning of the selection process for an electronic medical records company. Ideally, the electronic medical records company will be able to synthesize different types of software now used by independent physicians to make the A.C.O. communication seamless. Southampton, N.Y. (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 The Affordable Care Act allows the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services to form partnerships with doctors in order to change unsustainable medical...