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Multiple Medicare Advantage Choices Confound Seniors When it comes to health care choices for the elderly, less is more, according to a recent study reported in the Harvard Gazette. The study, conducted by researchers from Harvard Medical School, is set to be published in the September issue of Health Affairs….

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Medicare Open Enrollment May Be Over, But Seniors Still Have Options Open Enrollment for Medicare may have ended almost two weeks ago, but seniors can still switch plans, provided that the plan they’re switching to meets certain requirements. Some seniors may be surprised to hear that they can still change…

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 Medicare’s Drug Coverage Gap is Shrinking Away The Affordable Care Act has effectively intiated the destruction of the Medicare Part D “donut hole.” While it will not be completely gone until 2020, the end of the donut hole has begun with new discounts that operate in the jurisdiction of the…

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Medicare Prescription Drug Donut Hole May End Up Costing Recipients Is the donut hole closing fast enough for all Medicare beneficiaries? In 2011, many Medicare recipients could hit the Medicare prescription drug donut hole faster, and pay more out-of-pocket on their way to the donut hole if they don’t have…

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Electronic Health Records Lead to Better Care for People With Diabetes The push to digitize health records has led to a polarizing debate among health care professionals, politicians and patients. However, new research has surfaced that indicates that the implementation of electronic health records has the potential to greatly improve patient care….

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 Multiple Medicare Advantage Choices Confound Seniors When it comes to health care choices for the elderly, less is more, according to a recent study reported in the Harvard Gazette. The study, conducted by researchers from Harvard Medical School, is set to be published in the September issue of Health Affairs….

Obama Proposes Medicare Changes to Help Reduce Deficit | West Bloomfield Township, MI

Though they won’t take effect until 2017, the Medicare changes proposed by president Obama could have a substantial impact on future beneficiaries. The recommended changes include: For new beneficiaries: A $100 copay for home health care, unless you’re coming off a stint in a nursing home or hospital A required deductible…

Senate Report Concludes That Some Companies Schedule Care to Maximize Profits | Macomb County, MI

“Used as pawns to increase a company’s profits,” is how Senate Finance Committee Chairman and Senator, Max Baucus, describes the elderly Medicare recipients exploited by health care companies seeking to turn larger profits. Baucus and his fellow Finance Committee member, Senator Chuck Grassley, have just released a report chronicling their…

It’s Time to Review Your Medicare Coverage | Macomb County, MI

An important Medicare deadline is approaching for seniors. The Annual Medicare Enrollment Period will begin October 15, 2011 and end December 7, 2011. This window is the time that seniors can enroll in a Medicare plan, change an existing plan, move to a new one, change drug coverage benefits or dis-enroll. The…

Medicare Offers New Preventive Screening Benefits | Warren, MI

New Medicare regulation ensures that seniors no longer have to pay for the screening of two dangerous mental health issues. According to a press release, last Friday the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that Medicare beneficiaries can now be assessed for depression and alcohol misuse at no personal cost…