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This Week in Medicare: Today’s Top Stories!

CMS proposes Medicare coverage for outpatient joint replacements, changes to SNF 3-day stay rule The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released two proposals last...
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Medicare Gains Year of Solvency

Thursday was a busy day for Medicare beneficiaries who keep track of how government actions may affect their healthcare. First, the GOP-controlled Senate released...
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Today in Medicare

'Extreme' opioid use and doctor shopping still plague Medicare BY CHARLES ORNSTEIN: Officials have known for years that opioid prescribing has been a problem in...
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New Senate Healthcare Bill Keeps Taxes that Fund Medicare

The Republican-controlled Senate released, yet again, an updated version of its healthcare bill this afternoon. While the news is still fresh and requires parsing,...
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Today in Medicare

Drug mark-up contributes to healthcare cost explosion BY JUDI KANNE: U.S. law prohibits the government from negotiating Medicare prescription drug prices. But some people want...
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7 Acts of Legislation that Improve Medicare

For Medicare beneficiaries, and Medicaid recipients, the theme for this summer has been “Much Ado About Healthcare!” First, there was the House’s introduction of...
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Leverage Your “Welcome to Medicare” Visit

Did you know that every new Medicare beneficiary gets a one-time welcome preventive visit with a doctor? This Welcome to Medicare visit is an important...

Today in Medicare

McConnell delays August recess to complete work on healthcare bill, other issues BY KELSEY SNELL, SEAN SULLIVAN & JULIET EILPERIN: GOP leaders are still tweaking...

Received Bad Care? Here’s What You Can Do

If you’re unhappy with the care you’re receiving from your medical provider, there are steps you can take to let them know. Everyone has...
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