Medicare and medicaid

Humana VP provides payers’ perspective on MA Hospice Carve-In, Year One

Hospice News recently sat down with Kirk Allen, senior vice president of the home care segment at Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) to discuss the payor’s perspective on the first year of the hospice component of the demonstration of value-based assurance design (VBID). Some hospices have reported discrepancies between the design …

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Senior informed: Does Medicare cover scooters or wheelchairs?

Dear wise elder,I have arthritis in my hips and knees and have difficulty moving around. How do I get a scooter or electric wheelchair covered by Medicare?Need a ride Dear need, If you are registered with the original Medicare, obtaining a scooter or electric wheelchair covered by Medicare begins with …

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How can we improve health care for the homeless?

Building trust, ensuring continuity of care and doing no harm are key principles for improving health care for homeless or “homeless” people, experts said at an online briefing hosted by the Alliance for Health Policy Wednesday. “Trust is a big issue” among the homeless, said David Peery, JD, co-chair of …

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Fourth direct update of the dunning check: COLA 2022 benefits, health insurance, child tax credit …

At least 750,000 California paper stimulus checks were mailed last Monday, announced the California Franchise Tax Board (CFTB). On Friday, the state released approximately 34,000 direct deposits of Golden State Stimulus II payments, added the Council. Most of the direct deposits were sent at the end of October. “We expect …

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How an honest mistake can lead to fraud

Dr Doc has been running an honest, reputable and successful dermatology practice since15 years old. She is respected by her colleagues and loved by her patients. His usual Medicare office visit fee of $ 125 is considered reasonable and customary by all managed care providers in his service area. Unfortunately, …

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Cost vs Need; Weigh several options

The median annual income for Americans 65 or older in 2019 was $ 27,938. One of the biggest expenses in retirement is health care for most Americans. Even if you are comfortable with your [Medicare] coverage, it’s always a good idea to participate in open enrollment to make sure you …

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National Kidney Foundation Statement on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Rule Requiring Immunizations for Staff at Dialysis Centers | State

NEW YORK, November 4, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Today, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), the leading organization for kidney patients in the United States, commends the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for protecting dialysis patients. A new rule released today will require COVID-19 vaccination of all staff, …

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