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Nursing home, Medicare, observation

Observation Care: Federal Judge Rules Medicare Patients Can Challenge Status

If the government does not challenge the decision and patients win their appeals, Medicare could pay them millions of dollars for staggeringly high nursing home bills.

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Medicare

Feds To Track How Private Medicare Info Gets To Marketers

Key personal details gleaned from the files of Medicare can then be cross-referenced with databases of individual phone numbers, allowing marketers to home in with their calls.

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Home Health

Home Health Care Is Suddenly Harder To Come By For Medicare Patients

The decision came out of the blue. “Your husband isn’t going to get any better, so we can’t continue services,” an occupational therapist told Deloise “Del” Holloway in early November.

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hospitals

Hospitals Penalized Over Rates Of Patients’ Injuries

Hundreds of hospitals across the nation, including a number with sterling reputations for cutting-edge care, will be paid less by Medicare after the federal government pronounced that they had higher rates of infections and patient injuries than others.

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Warren, Klobuchar

Warren & Klobuchar Say They Can Lower Drug Prices Without Congress’ Help

On Tuesday, two Democrats running for president promised to do,each by herself, what Washington has so far proven unable to do: lower the prices of prescription drugs.

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Open Enrollment

Website Errors Raise Calls For Medicare To Be Flexible Enrollment

Beneficiaries could be stuck in plans that cost too much and don’t meet their medical needs, with no way out until 2021.

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