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Month: May 2016

Choose wisely for a Medicare supplement plan

31-05-16 No Comments

Did you know the costs for a Medicare supplement plan can vary widely? According to the 2016 National Medicare Supplement Price Index that … For further information please click on the

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Incomplete and Inaccurate Licensure Data Allowed Some Suppliers in Round 2 of the Durable Medical Equipment Competitive Bidding Program That Did Not Have Required Licenses

30-05-16 No Comments

Some contract supplies in Round 2 of the Durable Medical Equipment Competitive Bidding Program had not met all of the competitive bidding licensure requirements. Specifically, of the 146 suppliers covered

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New York Implemented Effective Internal Controls Over Hurricane Sandy Social Services Block Grant Funds and Appropriately Budgeted and Claimed Allowable Costs

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The Administration for Children and Families awarded $235.4 million in Disaster Relief Act funding to New York State for Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) activities, including social, health, and mental

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Medicare’s “Big Data” Tools Fight & Prevent Fraud to Yield Over $1.5 Billion in Savings

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Over the past five years, the CMS has successfully implemented a Fraud Prevention System using “big data” and predictive analytics approaches to fight fraud, waste and abuse in the Medicare

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How to negotiate the medical bill maze in search of a better deal

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Ask to be charged the same amount that the provider would accept from Medicare, or from the largest insurer in its network. If you can pay your bill all … For

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Liberal Candidate Gives Most Cringeworthy Moment Of Election So Far

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He was unable to give any details on what he thought about the ALP’s plans to unfreeze the Medicare rebate, resulting in this cringeworthy transcript: … For further information please click

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Primary Care Doctor Pay Surpasses $250K Annually

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Insurance companies like UnitedHealth Group UNH +0.77%, Aetna AET +0.16% and Anthem WLP +% and the Medicare program are shifting tens of … For further information please click on the link

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Boosting doctors’ incomes is not a national priority

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Indeed, it should go on the offensive. Bulk-billing rates of around 85 per cent for GPs and 40 per cent for specialists are at record highs since Medicare … For further

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Politics|IRS Ruling Is Obstacle to Health Care Networks Promoted by Obama

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The ruling does not affect accountable care organizations formed solely to participate in Medicare, but it could affect similar entities serving privately … For further information please click on the link

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Medicare for those with disability benefits?

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Do I automatically get Medicare benefits if I’m eligible for disability benefits? After you have received Social Security disability benefits for 24 months, … For further information please click on the

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