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Medicare News Articles

Study: Medicare Spending Could Reach $115 Billion on COVID-19 Care

Follow our Medicare Coronavirus News page for related information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on Medicare beneficiaries. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has the potent...
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Medicare Investigation of Kirkland, WA, Nursing Home Results in New Inspection Protocols

Follow our Medicare Coronavirus News page for related information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on Medicare beneficiaries. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) r...
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Medicare Helps Doctors on Coronavirus Front Line by Extending Deadline for Quality Reporting

Follow our Medicare Coronavirus News page for related information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on Medicare beneficiaries. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) h...
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Medicare Beneficiaries Targeted by Scams During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

Follow our Medicare Coronavirus News page for related information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on Medicare beneficiaries. Seniors have been urged to take extra precautions amid t...
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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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Analysis: Medicare-Dependent Hospitals on the Decline

The number of Medicare-dependent hospitals (hospitals that treat a disproportionately high amount of Medicare patients) declined 28 percent from 2011 to 2017 , according to a recent report from t...
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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...
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Medicare.gov 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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Medicare Beneficiaries Can Compare Nursing Homes With Improved Medicare.gov Tool

Medicare.gov is making it easier for those considering a nursing home for their loved one. The government website that serves as the home base for Medicare added some new improvements to the “ N...
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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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