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Many Medicare Patients Travel 50-Plus Miles for Neurology Visits thumbnail

Many Medicare Patients Travel 50-Plus Miles for Neurology Visits

Neurology > General Neurology — Telemedicine can improve access to care, researchers argue by Judy George, Deputy Managing Editor, MedPage Today September 15, 2023 Nearly one in five Medicare beneficiaries who saw a neurologist traveled long distances for their office visit, 2018 cross-sectional data suggested. Out of over 563,000 Medicare beneficiaries with a neurologist visit
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Medicare scams with tests for covid can generate other frauds thumbnail

Medicare scams with tests for covid can generate other frauds

La cobertura de Medicare para las pruebas caseras de covid-19 finalizó hace pocos días, pero las estafas generadas por este beneficio temporal podrían tener consecuencias persistentes para las personas mayores. Los defensores de Medicare que realizan un seguimiento del fraude han observado un aumento de quejas entre los beneficiarios que recibieron pruebas que nunca solicitaron.
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Medicare Must Pay Docs More, Say MedPAC Commissioners thumbnail

Medicare Must Pay Docs More, Say MedPAC Commissioners

Practice Management > Reimbursement — Two proposals discussed at the commission's December meeting would increase physician pay by Joyce Frieden, Washington Editor, MedPage Today December 9, 2022 WASHINGTON -- Medicare needs to pay physicians more, especially those who treat low-income patients, members of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) said at their December meeting. "There's
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Centene says Medicare Advantage star scores worse than expected thumbnail

Centene says Medicare Advantage star scores worse than expected

Centene’s quality scores for its Medicare Advantage plans came in worse than its executives expected, jeopardizing the insurer's revenue in 2024.   Federal regulators assess Medicare Advantage plans’ quality through star ratings, which span a five-point scale. Plans that achieve a score of four stars or higher receive bonuses, which insurers rely on to offer generous benefits
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Nation’s Top Medicare Advantage Insurers Reported by Medicare Insurance Association thumbnail

Nation’s Top Medicare Advantage Insurers Reported by Medicare Insurance Association

Los Angeles, CA, March 13, 2022 --(PR.com)-- UnitedHealthcare was the nation’s leading provider of Medicare Advantage plans according to a report shared today by the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance.“UnitedHealthcare accounted for 27 percent of all MA plans followed by Humana with 18 percent,” shares Jesse Slome, director of the Medicare insurance advocacy organization. “As…
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Medicare Will Not Fully Cover Aduhelm, the Controversial—and Costly—Alzheimer’s Disease Drug thumbnail

Medicare Will Not Fully Cover Aduhelm, the Controversial—and Costly—Alzheimer’s Disease Drug

Medicare said Tuesday it will limit coverage of a $28,000-a-year Alzheimer’s drug whose benefits have been widely questioned, a major development in the nation’s tug-of-war over the fair value of new medicines that offer tantalizing possibilities but come with prohibitive prices. The initial determination from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services means that patients…
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