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Archive for July, 2014

Medicare Changes Rules Concerning Hospice Drug Prescriptions

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

After rule changes earlier this year were met with significant grievances, Medicare is again changing its rules regarding hospices and Part D coverage. This time however, the changes are being met with approval by Medicare beneficiaries and their families. In… Read More

Medicare as an Alternative to Veterans Health Coverage

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs has been in the headlines a lot recently, though if you’re a veteran you’re probably not liking what you’re reading. The VA has been widely criticized after it was discovered that many of its patients… Read More

What is a Medicare Private Fee-for-Service Plan?

Monday, July 14th, 2014

A Medicare private fee-for-service plan (PFFS) is a type of Medicare Advantage Plan offered by private insurance companies. Though it bears many similarities to other Advantage Plans (also known as part C), there are a few key differences between these… Read More

Medicare Penalizing Hospitals for Patient Injuries

Friday, July 11th, 2014

With its new Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program, Medicare is set to penalize 761 hospitals in the United States for contributing to patient illnesses or injuries that could have been avoided. Together, these hospitals account for a quarter of all… Read More