Posts Tagged ‘Medicare’

Healthcare reform: Good for retirees or not?

by Associated Press Published: August 6,2010

Tags: healthcare, healthcare benefits, healthcare reform, Medicare, retirees, retirement, Social Security

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

by Associated Press Published: August 2,2010

Tags: healthcare, healthcare overhaul, healthcare reform, Medicare

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Will 21% cut to Medicare reimbursements get repealed?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 Amy McCullough 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 Wally Northway 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 Wally Northway 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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