Posts Tagged ‘Medicare’

Medicare and working folks: The myths and misgivings

by Published: July 3,2011

Tags: leadership, Medicare

LEADERSHIP ANYTOWN, MISSISSIPPI: YOUR TIME HAS COME … The staff of the Stennis Institute has been fortunate to have had a number of opportunities to speak to community Leadership classes around Mississippi. Such events afford us the chance to meet civic-minded citizens from Mississippi’s wonderful small towns and rural counties. It was at one such […] [...]

Medicare, working folks: The myths and misgivings

by Published: June 19,2011

Tags: Medicare, View from the Stennis Institute

The recent firestorm over Medicare has sparked the need to revisit the whole healthcare debate from the viewpoint of the working man and woman. In other words, forget all of the horrifying data related to multi-trillion-dollar deficits and percentages of GDP. While these and similar statistics keep economists and speculators of all stripes up at […] [...]

Jackson physician convicted of fraud scheme

by Published: April 11,2011

Tags: courts, fraud, healthcare, Medicaid, Medicare

JACKSON — A federal jury has found a Jackson physician guilty of orchestrating a $6.9-million Medicaid and Medicare fraud scheme. Dr. Cassandra Faye Thomas faces a maximum 125 years in prison after his April 8 conviction on 10 counts by a jury of eight women and four men. The 54-year-old Thomas and many of her […] [...]

Healthcare reform: Good for retirees or not?

WASHINGTON — A report on the financial condition of the Medicare and Social Security programs contends the Obama administration’s sweeping healthcare overhaul will extend the life of the Medicare hospital insurance fund by 12 years — an assertion that Medicare’s top numbers-cruncher disputed. The report acknowledged in its own right that the brighter outlook for […] [...]

Government study: Overhaul will result in Medicare savings

WASHINGTON — The new health overhaul law will start producing savings for Medicare right away, and over time add 12 years of solvency to the program’s giant trust fund for inpatient care, the Obama administration says in a report to be released today. Medicare will save about $8 billion by the end of next year, […] [...]

Will 21% cut to Medicare reimbursements get repealed?

by Published: April 18,2010

Tags: 21 percent cut, Medicare, Medicare reimbursements

In addition to speculating about federal healthcare reform implementation, physicians are also wondering when Congress will provide an answer regarding an additional 21 percent cut to Medicare reimbursements that went into effect April 1. Healthcare providers believe the cut will increasingly compromise healthcare access for Medicare patients, as doctors who serve those patients are taking […] [...]

Pharmacists voice opposition to proposed plan

by Published: April 15,2010

Tags: drugs, healthcare, Medicaid, Medicare, pharmacists

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) has sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) strongly opposing Mississippi’s plan to reduce pharmacy reimbursements by 15 percent for the remainder of this fiscal year. The approval is required by the federal government in its partnership with states to provide […] [...]

Insurance Department releases ‘Medigap’ guide

by Published: March 10,2010

Tags: insurance, Medicare

JACKSON — The difference between what Medicare covers and actual medical bills can put an extra financial burden on the already strained budgets of Mississippi Medicare recipients. Many seniors turn to a Medicare supplemental insurance (Medigap) policy to ease that gap. To aid consumers in choosing the best Medigap policy this year, the Mississippi Insurance […] [...]

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