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Medicare News Articles

President Trump’s Budget Proposal: 5 Key Takeaways for Medicare & Medicaid

President Trump delivered his White House budget proposal on February 10, 2020. The lengthy document includes a few key proposals that Medicare beneficiaries may be interested to know . The ad...
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Study: Medicare Access Improves Cancer Outcomes in Women

Having access to Medicare can improve outcomes for female cancer patients, according to a study headed up by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The results of the study, publis...
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Costly Mistake: Billing Error Jeopardizes Medicare Coverage for up to a Quarter of a Million Beneficiaries

The Social Security Administration helps people apply for their Medicare coverage. In 2019, it’s also what may have prevented some beneficiaries from getting it. A Social Security billing error...
Read More Plan Finder Tool Creates 2020 Enrollment Chaos

Millions of American seniors may not have signed up for the correct Medicare coverage during the Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP, also called the fall Medicare Open Enrollment Period) in fall...
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Proposed House Bills to Add Dental, Vision and Hearing Coverage to Medicare

Medicare beneficiaries who wish to have dental, vision or hearing care coverage must turn to Medicare Advantage plans (Medicare Part C) that offer these benefits, because Original Medicare (Part A...
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Medicare Turns to Artificial Intelligence to Fight Fraud

Artificial intelligence is making its mark on a number of industries, and Medicare may be next. In its never-ending fight to combat fraud and waste, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Serv...
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Medicare to Expand Coverage of DNA Sequencing for Patients with Ovarian or Breast Cancer

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that it will be expanding Medicare coverage of DNA sequencing for cancer patients. On January 27, 2020, the CMS announced its...
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Study: Medicare Could Save Billions on Insulin If Given Ability to Negotiate

According to one study, Medicare could save more than $4 billion per year ­– simply on insulin alone – if the program was allowed to negotiate drug pricing in the same way the U.S. Department of...
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Medicare Now Covers Opioid Addiction Treatment for Qualified Beneficiaries

Medicare is joining the fight against the opioid epidemic. Under a new rule that took effect in January 2020, Medicare will now be offering coverage for select services at opioid treatment prog...
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Study Highlights Medicare Advantage Plan Cost Effectiveness

A new study shows that Medicare Advantage plans can deliver a significant cost value when compared to traditional Medicare (also known as fee-for-service Medicare, or FFS). The report was publi...
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