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Medicare News Articles

Some Nursing Home Residents to Reunite With Loved Ones

Published September 21, 2020 Follow our Medicare Coronavirus News page for related information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on Medicare beneficiaries. Some long-awaited good...
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CMS Announces 2021 Average Basic Medicare Part D Premium

Published August 25, 2020 Premiums for Medicare Part D plans in 2021 will continue to trend in a favorable direction for consumers. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) ann...
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Nursing Homes Receive Medicare Pay Raise for 2021

Published August 24, 2020 Follow our Medicare Coronavirus News page for related information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on Medicare beneficiaries. Help is on the way for nur...
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Hospitals Ask Medicare for Loan Forgiveness During COVID Crisis

Published August 12, 2020 Follow our Medicare Coronavirus News page for related information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on Medicare beneficiaries. The federal government dol...
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Trump Issues Executive Order Intended to Lower Medicare Drug Costs

Published August 5, 2020 Follow our Medicare Coronavirus News page for related information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on Medicare beneficiaries. President Trump issued an e...
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Medicare Proposal Aims to Increase Home Kidney Dialysis, Protect Beneficiaries From COVID-19

Published August 5, 2020 Follow our Medicare Coronavirus News page for related information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on Medicare beneficiaries. The Centers for Medicare an...
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HEALS Act: New Coronavirus Relief Bill May Include Changes to Medicare

Published July 29, 2020 Follow our Medicare Coronavirus News page for related information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on Medicare beneficiaries. Republican members of the U....
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Medicare Extends the Medicare Care Choices Model for Hospice Services

Published July 28, 2020 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended a program that allows hospice patients with Medicare to receive concurrent care. The program, calle...
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Has COVID-19 Put Your Insurance Coverage in Limbo? Here Are Some Options

Published July 28, 2020 Follow our Medicare Coronavirus News page for related information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on Medicare beneficiaries. The unemployment rate in the...
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CMS Administrator: Medicare Should Move from Fee-For-Service to Value-Based Model

Published July 28, 2020 There are many who believe that Medicare should transition away from the fee-for-service model and closer to the value-based model of care. Count CMS administrator Seem...
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