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Medigap Reform - SMS University

Medigap Reform - SMS University | SMS News Feed | Scoop.it
...This is where Medicare beneficiaries come into play, with Medigap reform as addressed in the House of Representatives Bill HR 1470.
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Changes for Medicare Supplement are on the horizon!

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Medicare prescription flaws given price tag - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Medicare prescription flaws given price tag - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | SMS News Feed | Scoop.it
Kaiser Health News Medicare prescription flaws given price tag Pittsburgh Post-Gazette That's how much the federal government could save in one year if it changed the way Medicare Part D plans are assigned to low-income beneficiaries receiving...
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One Reason Health Insurance Premiums Vary So Much - New York Times

One Reason Health Insurance Premiums Vary So Much - New York Times | SMS News Feed | Scoop.it
One Reason Health Insurance Premiums Vary So Much
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A 27-year-old in Jackson pays $336 a month for the second-cheapest silver health plan on Mississippi's s federally run insurance marketplace.
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CMS Proposes Significant Rate Cuts and Other Changes to Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans | JD Supra

The Advance Notice ("Advance Notice") of Methodological Changes for Calendar Year ("CY") 2015 for Medicare Advantage ("MA") Capitation Rates, Part C and Part D Payment Policies and 2015...
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Seniors on Medicare Advantage are losing under Obamacare

Seniors on Medicare Advantage are losing under Obamacare | SMS News Feed | Scoop.it
One of the most troubling aspects of President Obama’s takeover of health care is the more than $200 billion in cuts that Obamacare is taking from the Medicare Advantage (MA) program – a program t (Did you know, #ObamaCare is cutting $200 billion...
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CMS updates exchange plan agent advice | LifeHealthPro

CMS updates exchange plan agent advice | LifeHealthPro | SMS News Feed | Scoop.it
Producers should be careful about names and promise not to discriminate, officials say.
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Does PPACA spell the end for retiree health benefits? | LifeHealthPro

Does PPACA spell the end for retiree health benefits? | LifeHealthPro | SMS News Feed | Scoop.it
Time Warner and IBM recently announced they are changing their retiree health insurance benefits. Will others follow suit?
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Health care changes to watch for in 2014

Health care changes to watch for in 2014 | SMS News Feed | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — Starting Wednesday, the Affordable Care Act was in full force, as millions of uninsured Americans either now have health coverage or will get it this year.
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Congress Moves Closer To Changing How Medicare Pays Doctors - Kaiser Health News

Congress Moves Closer To Changing How Medicare Pays Doctors - Kaiser Health News | SMS News Feed | Scoop.it
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AHIP: Seniors feel wrath of Medicare Advantage cuts

AHIP vice president Robert Zirkelbach on the impact of ObamaCare on seniors.
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Social Security, SSI Benefits To Rise In 2014 - Disability Scoop

Social Security, SSI Benefits To Rise In 2014 - Disability Scoop | SMS News Feed | Scoop.it
Monthly payments will increase next year for people with disabilities receiving benefits from Social Security, including Supplemental Security Income.
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Medicare Advantage Enrollment Grows

Medicare Advantage Enrollment Grows | SMS News Feed | Scoop.it
When the Affordable Care Act was passed it was supposed to cause Medicare Advantage plans to fall out of public favor and enrollment was supposed to drop.
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Campaigns gear up for Medicare debate - Poughkeepsie Journal

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Campaigns gear up for Medicare debate
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WASHINGTON – Among the changes brought by the Affordable Care Act are cuts to the popular Medicare Advantage program.
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Obama budget sets Medicare savings, hospitals seek reprieve

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's budget plan for 2015 would save $402 billion from the Medicare and Medicaid government healthcare programs for the elderly and poor over the next 10 years,
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Impact Of Medicare Advantage Cuts On Seniors Sharply Disputed - Kaiser Health News

Impact Of Medicare Advantage Cuts On Seniors Sharply Disputed - Kaiser Health News | SMS News Feed | Scoop.it
RT @KHNews: Insurers, experts, advocates sharply dispute impact Medicare Advantage cuts would have on seniors: http://t.co/lTDz4svb0p
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Congressman Slams Medicare Cuts He Voted For Three Times

Congressman Slams Medicare Cuts He Voted For Three Times | SMS News Feed | Scoop.it
The congressman tapped by Republican leaders to attack Obamacare's Medicare cuts in the party's weekly address voted for the same cuts three times.

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Medicare Does Not Pay for Long Term (Nursing Home) Care ...

Medicare Does Not Pay for Long Term (Nursing Home) Care ... | SMS News Feed | Scoop.it
Medicare Does Not Pay for Long Term (Nursing Home) Care. In home health care, it is anticipated that the patient and/or caregiver(s) will be taught how to perform self-care by the registered nurse. Let me start out with this fact ...
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GOP senators unveil first health care plan in an Obamacare world | WashingtonExaminer.com

GOP senators unveil first health care plan in an Obamacare world | WashingtonExaminer.com | SMS News Feed | Scoop.it
Republican senators on Monday unveiled a plan to replace President Obama's health care law that reflects the limitations on GOP health policy created by the rollout of Obamacare.
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Hospitals mount challenge to two-midnight rule

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The American Hospital Association and a variety of its members have begun the first steps in taking legal action against the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' two-midnight rule regarding patient admissions, as well as cuts to the Inpatient...
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CBO: 'Doc fix' patch to cost about $8.7 billion

The House measure would provide doctors with a 0.5 percent payment update through March.
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SMS University Updates and Events: LIVE TRAINING TUESDAY 12/10!

SMS University Updates and Events: LIVE TRAINING TUESDAY 12/10! | SMS News Feed | Scoop.it

Effectivly using Hospital Indemnity Plans

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Obama's Move To Revive Canceled Plans Throws Law Into Turmoil

Obama's Move To Revive Canceled Plans Throws Law Into Turmoil | SMS News Feed | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama moved to give consumers set to lose their health plans Jan. 1 under the Affordable Care Act the option of keeping them.
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