The proposal would increase Medicare payments to mostly rural hospitals in the lowest 25th percentile and decrease the payments to hospitals in the highest 75th.
Medicare has opted to pay hospitals with outpatient facilities that are “off campus” a lower rate, equivalent to what it pays independent doctors for visits.
Everyone, however, will see premiums go up. It’s unclear yet how much.
The new app lets people with Original Medicare, caregivers and others quickly see if Medicare covers a specific medical item or service.
Seventy-four percent of those polled, including nearly half of Republicans (47%), favor a national government plan like Medicare that is open to anyone.
Consumers will have lower deductibles, improved access, evidenced-based services, and access to transparent, predictable cost-sharing, Inslee says
Forty-five percent say they have little or no confidence that they’ll be able to afford the cost of health coverage once they retire.
If the district court ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional were to be upheld, the entire health care system could be thrust into chaos.
Medicare has been mailing new Medicare ID cards to beneficiaries since September and scammers are taking advantage of this opportunity to commit fraud.
If you want to enroll in a marketplace health insurance plan, now’s the time to get cracking.
Your new Medicare card should have arrived in the mail by now. If you didn’t get it, here’s what to do:
Medicare Advantage plans are offering new perks, including home-delivered meals, wheelchair ramps, and bathroom grab bars, but they will not be widely available.
Would you like for a family member or caregiver to call Medicare on your behalf?