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- Medicare to change method of interest calculation. // Drug Topics;8/9/2004, Vol. 148 Issue 15, p4
Reports that the CMS has issued a final rule, in 2004, stating that it is changing the way it calculates interest on Medicare overpayments and underpayments to healthcare providers.
- BY THE NUMBERS. // Modern Healthcare;5/18/2009, Vol. 39 Issue 20, p9
The article reports on a Commonwealth Fund study which found that elderly Medicare beneficiaries rated their insurance coverage higher than adults covered by employer-sponsored plans.
- Drug Plan Checkup. Serafini, Marilyn Werber // National Journal;5/6/2006, Vol. 38 Issue 18, p48
The article deals with the reluctance of some low-income U.S. seniors to join Medicare's new Part D prescription drug benefit as of May 2006. Despite the claim by Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt that the benefit is closing in on its initial goals, a significant minority of...
- CMS Releases New Mobility Coverage Criteria, Codes. // HomeCare Magazine;Mar2005, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p10
The article informs that more pieces of Medicare's mobility benefit overhaul came out of the box last month when CMS released draft coverage criteria and a bevy of power chair codes to take effect next year. While most stakeholders have praised the new draft National Coverage Determination...
- NACDS Rx discount card targets physicians. // Drug Topics;5/17/2004, Vol. 148 Issue 10, p14
Reports that the Pharmacy Care Alliance has partnered with the ePocrates to electronically inform physicians about its Medicare-approved prescription discount card backed by NACDS and Express Scripts.
- Rx, Lies, and Videotape. Winter, Grant // Pharmaceutical Executive;Aug2004, Vol. 24 Issue 8, p82
Reports on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' video news release called "Government Answers Questions About New Mediare Law". Benefits of Medicare discount cards. INSET: 10 Tips for a Successful Pharma VNR.
- 'Welcome to Medicare physical' free. // Drug Topics;8/9/2004, Vol. 148 Issue 15, p6
This article reports that beginning January 1, 2005, Medicare will pay for an initial comprehensive physical examination for new beneficiaries. The 'Welcome to Medicare physical' will include influenza and hepatitis B vaccines, mammograms, Pap smears, pelvic examinations, and screening tests for...
- GAO report gives JCAHO a black eye. // Drug Topics;8/9/2004, Vol. 148 Issue 15, p6
This article reports that the GAO has come out with a report that is highly critical of the JCAHO. The report said that in a study of 500 hospitals surveyed by the JCAHO from 2000 to 2002, the accrediting agency failed to identify many deficiencies later detected by state regulators. The GAO...
- Card sponsors told to beware of fines. // Drug Topics;6/7/2004, Vol. 148 Issue 11, p12
This article reports that Medicare card sponsors who knowingly engage in misleading marketing practices or in conduct that violates the terms of their endorsement agreement are subject to fines by the Office of Inspector General (OIG). Each violation can cost them ten thousand dollars. So warned...
- Abbott expands assistance for Synthroid. // Drug Topics;6/7/2004, Vol. 148 Issue 11, p12
This article reports that the Abbott Laboratories company has expanded its Medicare Assistance Program to provide cost savings on prescription medication for low-income seniors and other eligible Medicare beneficiaries. Under the expanded program, the company is seeking to partner with drug...