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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid released the cost they pay for the top 100 hospital treatments for beneficiaries of Medicare across the country and the data presentation is virtually worthless to the average human being. The Charge master data set was successful in highlighting the complex and dysfunctional system we have in the U.S. for tracking and paying for health care.
The contradictory nature of Washington lawmakers was on full display this past week as they lobbied the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) not to cut reimbursements to privately run Medicare Advantage plans while allowing the budget sequester to curtail funding for Medicare cancer patients.
It was an urgent plea by an insurance company that I had to act now to save Medicare Advantage Plans.
People over 65 bring a lot of value to the table because of their reduce cost of employment: Medicare, pensions, Social Security
Possibly written by someone who has watched too many war movies, the press release is sprinkled with military type adjectives and titles to reinforce President Obama’s assault on fraud.
On January 15th, Medicare imposed an immediate sanction on SilverScripts Part D Prescription drug plans, available through CVS/Caremark, from marketing or selling any new drug plans because of massive failures to properly handle prescription drug claims of new members.
The federal government pays the insurance company that administers the Medicare Advantage plan every month just like paying an insurance premium
A recent study entitled Reducing Medicare Expenditures advocates that seniors should be banned from owning ladders, step stools and living in two-story homes with stairs.
In the case of the malnutrition reported at hospitals in Redding and Victorville, Prime Healthcare Services was billing Medicare for treatment of kwashiorkor disease which is a form of malnutrition found in countries racked by famine and civil war.
Medicare Supplement rate comparison for Sacramento and southern Placer counties, @ age 65 and/or Part B enrollment, guarantee issue.