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Medicare News Articles

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 Hospitals: Halt Nonessential Surgeries and Dental Care in Wake of COVID-19 Outbreak

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) i...
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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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Medicare Expands Coverage of Telemedicine in Fight Against Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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) a...
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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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Beneficiaries Could Save 66% on Insulin With New Medicare Part D Payment Model

A new payment model aims to save Medicare beneficiaries money on insulin purchases. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced the Part D Senior Savings Model on March 11,...
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CMS Takes Measures to Help Nursing Homes in Fight Against COVID-19

Follow our Medicare Coronavirus News page for related information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on Medicare beneficiaries. As nursing homes across the country face dramatically in...
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Medicare Announces Reimbursement Rates for Coronavirus Testing

Follow our Medicare Coronavirus News page for related information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on Medicare beneficiaries. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rec...
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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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Medicare Will Now Cover Coronavirus Tests

Follow our Medicare Coronavirus News page for related information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on Medicare beneficiaries. Vice President Mike Pence announced during a March 4 pre...
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