*  NY, CT Medicare Contractor Makes Official Announcement of Documentation Rule Changes
... Physical therapists (PTs) in New York and ... National Government Services, the Medicare administrative contractor (MAC) for the 2 states, released a statement on October 24 ... The changes reduce reporting and documentation rules that were in conflict with national Medicare policy. ... Is that also applicable for patients under Medicare part B in Skilled Nursing Facilities? ...
  http://www.apta.org/PTinMotion/NewsNow/2013/10/28/NGSRulesChange/?blogid=10737418615
*  Evaluation of Claims, Medical Records, and Self-report for Measuring Fecal Occult Blood Testing among Medicare Enrollees in Fee...
... leading to the concern that Medicare claims may underrepresent FOBT testing in the Medicare population. Medicare reimbursement ... Medicare claims, as the primary payer for Medicare enrollees, can, at least in theory, capture procedures done by multiple ... Medicare Data. Medicare claims for study participants were obtained from all settings (inpatient, physician, and hospital ... Medicare Learning Network Matters SE0710 [newsletter on the internet], Baltimore (MD): Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ...
  http://cebp.aacrjournals.org/content/17/4/799.long
*  Medicare Adjusts Readmissions Penalties
... For the second time in 6 months, Medicare has erred in calculating hospital ... LaSalle will lose 0.84% of each Medicare payment per patient, instead of the 0.65% reduction Medicare previously announced. ... Medicare originally released the penalties last August, but then revised them at the end of September after determining that it ... As a result, Medicare has slightly lessened its readmissions penalties for 1,246 hospitals as part of its Hospital Readmissions ...
  http://www.apta.org/PTinMotion/NewsNow/2013/2/8/APTAStatement/?blogid=10737418615&id=10737429900
*  Don't Privatize Medicare
Raise Medicare's costs by driving more patients into private MedicareAdvantage plans. Private plans have already cost Medicare ... Instead, we need Medicare for all, which is what all wealthy democracies already have, except us. Medicare has a 5% ... 1. Limit choice of physician in traditional Medicare. Physicians in traditional Medicare would be subject to onerous new ... Mandatory deductibles and reduced access to physicians in traditional Medicare will drive more patients into private Medicare ...
  https://www.healthcare-now.org/blog/dont-privatize-medicare/
*  Medicare Data would help in Drug Validation ( Effect of drug on treatment can be vali...)
Medicare data would be very useful for knowing the true benefits of ...Source: Eurekalert. ...,Medicare,Data,would,help,in,Drug ... Effect of drug on treatment can be validated from Medicare data as Med... ... House heads for Medicare drug vote 2. Medicare Drug Deadline not to be extended. 3. New Medicare Plan - Mixed Reaction among ... Medicare Data would help in Drug Validation. Effect of drug on treatment can be validated from Medicare data as Med...Medicare ...
  http://www.bio-medicine.org/medicine-news/Medicare-Data-would-help-in-Drug-Validation-6610-1/
*  CAS vs CEA Outcomes in Medicare Population Align With Clinical Trial Data | tctmd.com
CAS vs CEA Outcomes in Medicare Population Align With Clinical Trial Data By L.A. McKeown ... But a new study linking Medicare data to two large registries suggests that accounting for disparate patient factors such as ... A major problem when it comes to evaluating Medicare data is the lack of detailed information available in the administrative ... "It shows in the Medicare population that these procedures are not so much competitive procedures but complementary procedures ...
  https://www.tctmd.com/news/cas-vs-cea-outcomes-medicare-population-align-clinical-trial-data
*  Glossary of Medicare Terms
This is also the time you can enroll in the Medicare prescription drug benefit (Part D) if you do not enroll during your ... time between November 15 and December 31 of every year when you can change your Medicare private drug plan and/or your Medicare ... penalty if you enroll during this time unless you had drug coverage from another source that was at least as good as Medicare's ... MEDICARE COST PLANS - Medicare cost plans are a type of HMO that contracts as a Medicare Health Plan. As with other HMOs, the ...
  http://www.aarp.org/health/medicare-insurance/info-09-2009/glossary_of_medicare_terms.2.html
*  Abstract 111: Comparison of Long-term Outcomes Associated with Endovascular Treatment Versus Surgical Treatment Among Medicare...
The Medicare Provider Analysis and Review files were linked to the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services denominator files ... Methods: The study included a representative sample of fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 years or older who ... Abstract 111: Comparison of Long-term Outcomes Associated with Endovascular Treatment Versus Surgical Treatment Among Medicare ... Abstract 111: Comparison of Long-term Outcomes Associated with Endovascular Treatment Versus Surgical Treatment Among Medicare ...
  http://stroke.ahajournals.org/content/44/Suppl_1/A111
*  Proposed Settlement to Broaden Medicare Coverage for Chronic Conditions « Lymphedema Blog
Medicare Coverage for Lymphedema, Proposed Settlement to Broaden Medicare Coverage for Chronic Conditions ... This settlement will certainly have an effect on current procedures in terms of Medicare coverage for patients affected by ... Read More: Proposed Settlement to Broaden Medicare Coverage for Chronic Conditions ...
  http://www.lymphedemablog.com/tag/proposed-settlement-to-broaden-medicare-coverage-for-chronic-conditions/
*  Prior Authorization Requests for Clients with Medicare/Medicaid
If a client's primary coverage is Medicare, providers must always confirm with Medicare whether a service is a Medicare benefit ... The Medicare Remittance Advice and Notification (MRAN) that contains Medicare's final disposition must accompany the prior ... If a service that requires prior authorization from Medicaid is a Medicare benefit and Medicare approves the service, prior ... If Medicare denies the service, then prior authorization is required. TMHP must receive a prior authorization request within 30 ...
  http://www.tmhp.com/Manuals_HTML1/TMPPM/Archive/2012/Vol1_05_Prior_Authorization.07.07.html
*  Medicare Drug Program Helped Seniors Become Healthier, Reduce Cost of Other Care
Among elderly Medicare beneficiaries with limited prior drug coverage, implementation of Medicare Part D was associated with ... FRONT PAGE Aging Health Alzheimer's - Mental Nutrition Medicare & Medicaid Politics Fitness Social Security Alerts Sex Health ... Medicare. , Senior Politics. , Today's Headlines. , Medicare Drug Program prior to 2009. But, these researchers found no one ... Go to more on Medicare or Medicare Drug Program More Senior News at SeniorJournal.com on the Front Page ...
  http://seniorjournal.com/NEWS/Medicare/2011/20110726-MedicareDrugProgram.htm
*  Find and compare information about Hospitals | Hospital Compare
Find detailed information about thousands of Medicare-certified hospitals, compare side-by-side, and choose the best hospital ... The Medicare.gov Home page currently does not fully support browsers with 'JavaScript' disabled. Please note that if you choose ... Twitter Twitter link for Medicare.gov twitter account opens a new tab ... Youtube Youtube link for Medicare.gov Youtube channel opens a new tab ...
  https://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/search.html
*  Medicare & Arthritis
Learn more about Medicare and its potential role in your arthritis treatment and costs. ... Medicare is the government's health coverage for people 65 years of age or older, or younger people with disabilities. ... Learn all about medicare - what is it? What does it cover? What are all the parts? Understand the benefits of medicare and how ... Medicare Provides Greater Access to Home Care. Medicare expands access to home care: Qualifications for home-based PT and OT ...
  https://www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/health-care/medicare/
*  Medicare | Encyclopedia.com
The Medicare program was thought to be just the first piece of legislation towards this end. ... MEDICARE When Medicare was established in 1965, many of its supporters believed that insuring persons age sixty-five and over ... Medicare Encyclopedia of Bioethics COPYRIGHT 2004 The Gale Group Inc.. MEDICARE. ••• At its inception in 1966, the Medicare ... Medicare Encyclopedia of Aging COPYRIGHT 2002 The Gale Group Inc.. MEDICARE. When Medicare was established in 1965, many of its ...
  https://www.encyclopedia.com/medicine/divisions-diagnostics-and-procedures/medicine/medicare
*  Medicare | HealthCentral
Medicare. Do You Know What These Health Insurance Terms Mean? Coinsurance, preferred providers, and deductibles can be ... Will Medicare Pay for That? Medicare pays many kinds of medical bills, but it doesn't cover everything. This quiz could help ... While the federal Medicare program picks up a lot of the heath-care tab for Americans over 65, it doesn't cover everything. ...
  https://www.healthcentral.com/tag/medicare
*  Medicare | KPBS
It's created by President Bush's badly bungled Medicare prescription drug plan, known as "Part D." It became effective, ...
  http://www.kpbs.org/news/2006/feb/22/medicare/
*  Healing Medicare
Similar opposition to Medicare's bargaining strength has also blocked numerous proposals to allow Medicare to engage in ... Medicare's inefficiencies are reflected in large and persistent regional differences in Medicare costs per beneficiary, ... And second, limiting a new Medicare drug subsidy to the poorest beneficiaries would violate Medicare's basic structure as a ... But changing demographics are not the main source of Medicare's projected growth. Rather, increases in per capita Medicare ...
  http://prospect.org/article/healing-medicare
*  Chickening Out on Medicare
Patty Murray's Democratic proposal had more than double the cuts to the biggest health entitlement, Medicare, as Rep. Paul ... 500 billion in Medicare savings. (It also proposes raising the Medicare payroll tax to bring in an additional $200 billion.) ... Even though Medicare has just enjoyed three years of record-low spending growth and is on track to stay lean, it will still ... Considering that Medicare is the biggest long-term driver of the country's deficit, Ryan's and Murray's fixes are pretty ...
  https://www.yahoo.com/news/chickening-medicare-220157503--politics.html?soc_src=mediacontentsharebuttons
*  Medicare Waiver
... Like the Affordable Care Act of 2010, the new Maryland Medicare waiver, which took effect January 1, 2014, ...
  https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/office-of-johns-hopkins-physicians/resources/medicare-waiver.html
*  Clinton's Medicare Cuts
Bob Dole and Jack Kemp were hit by Medicare attacks from Bill Clinton and Al Gore some 22 ... ... Let Medicare Wither on the Vine. Clinton twice said that Medicare would "wither on the vine" under Republican reforms. The ... Dole's Medicare plan ... would have forced a lot of seniors into managed care," Clinton said. That's something of a ... To be fair, the White House wanted to sweeten the Medicare pot at the same time it was making these cuts by adding a ...
  http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/hey_wait_a_minute/1996/10/clintons_medicare_cuts.3.html
*  Reimbursement and Medicare
The Medicare Survival Guide for Audiologi... The Medicare Survival Guide for Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists ... The Medicare Survival Guide for Audiologi... The Medicare Survival Guide for Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists Best ... The process of becoming a Medicare provider can seem daunting to the new service provider. The Medicare Survival Guide for ... such as Medicare Part A, Medicare Part B, Medicaid, and private health insurance, may differ among practice settings (e.g., ...
  https://www.asha.org/eWeb/OLSDynamicPage.aspx?Webcode=olsresults&tpc=r
*  Medicare FAQs: SLP
Medicare requirements for a plan of care are set forth in the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Chapter 15, Section 220.1.2 [PDF ... A physician referral is not required for Medicare patients. The Medicare program allows the plan of care to be established by ... The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance ( Federal Register , 7/30/99, p. 41670) for maintaining ... The Medicare payment will be the lower of the actual charge or the fee schedule allowance. If the reimbursement is from a ...
  https://www.asha.org/practice/reimbursement/medicare/medicare_faqs_slp/
*  MDHHS - Medicare Savings Programs
Click here for information about programs that can save hundreds of dollars in Medicare expenses each year for people who ... Medicare Savings Programs. The Medicare Savings Program pays for certain Medicare costs. There is an asset limit. Your income ... Medicare deductible. In some cases, the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) may refund the person a portion of the ...
  http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-71547_2943_4857-17716--,00.html
*  Medicare | ASPE
Medication Use by Medicare Beneficiaries Living in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities U.S. Department of Health and ... Medication Use in Long-Term Care Facilities and Community Settings for Medicare Beneficiaries with Cardiovascular Disease U.S. ... Prescription Drug Spending by Medicare Beneficiaries in Institutional and Residential Settings, 1998-2001 U.S. Department of ... Department of Health and Human Services Medication Use in Long-Term Care Facilities and Community Settings for Medicare ...
  https://aspe.hhs.gov/document-terms/medicare?page=7