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Coronavirus News and Resources for Medicare Beneficiaries

Last Updated: 8/11/2020 Below is a guide to help Medicare beneficiaries stay informed and better protect themselves against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), includ...
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Government Proposes Increased Payment Rate to Medicare Advantage Carriers

Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) insurance carriers are set to see an increase in government reimbursement rates in 2021. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on...
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If Hospital Infections and Injuries Rise, Medicare Reimbursement Rates Fall

Hundreds of hospitals across the U.S. may see a decrease in their Medicare reimbursement rates due to high rates of infections and patient injuries. A total of 786 hospitals were identified by...
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Most Beneficiaries Stay With Their Current Medicare Plan, Even During AEP

The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP, also known as the fall open enrollment period) is period when many beneficiaries may be able to switch their Medicare coverage. But some recent data sug...
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New Payment Model Brings Options to Medicare’s Ambulance Providers

More than 200 emergency transport providers have been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to participate in a new payment model that reimburses Medicare-enrolled amb...
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Declaration of Emergency for COVID-19: What Does It Mean for Medicare?

Follow our Medicare Coronavirus News page for related information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on Medicare beneficiaries. When the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was d...
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Sen. Schumer to Medicare: Cover the Coronavirus Vaccine

Follow our Medicare Coronavirus News page for related information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on Medicare beneficiaries. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is campaigning to h...
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CMS Issues Coronavirus Guidance to Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D Plan Carriers

Follow our Medicare Coronavirus News page for related information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on Medicare beneficiaries. In the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the...
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American College of Physicians Endorses Medicare for All

While many in the health care industry voice opposition to Democratic plans touting Medicare for All, the proposal recently gained one ardent group of supporters: The American College of Physician...
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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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