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Medicare News Articles

New Rule Eliminates Time Between FDA Approval and Medicare Coverage

A recent Medicare rule change will put the latest technologies into the hands of seniors faster and more efficiently. Under current Medicare protocol, there is typically a lengthy and costly pe...
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Rule Change Takes on Medicare Drug Price Transparency

A recent ruling issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) aims to improve prescription drug price transparency and lower enrollee cost sharing in Medicare Advantage and Medi...
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Annual Enrollment Period Produces Surge in Medicare Advantage Sign Ups

After the dust settled from Medicare’s fall Annual Enrollment Period (AEP, also called the fall Medicare Open Enrollment Period), a significant increase in Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) enr...
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Top Medicare Position Changes Hands

Seema Verma – who served as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator for nearly four years – resigned from her position effective January 20. Verma has been replaced on a...
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New Law Eliminates Medicare Waiting Period for People With ALS

People with ALS will now be able to receive Medicare benefits immediately upon diagnosis, thanks to the passing of a recent law. People who have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as...
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New COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Guidelines Meant to Address Slow Vaccine Rollout

Follow our Medicare Coronavirus News page for related information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on Medicare beneficiaries. Federal health officials are hoping that delays in COVID...
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Trump Medicare Drug Discount Cards May Get a Second Life

Follow our Medicare Coronavirus News page for related information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on Medicare beneficiaries. After some delay, the $200 prescription drug discount ca...
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Temporary Expansion of Medicare Telehealth Benefits Becomes Permanent

Follow our Medicare Coronavirus News page for related information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on Medicare beneficiaries. It’s official: Medicare telehealth benefits are now perm...
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New Medicare Payment Model Targets Better Care, Lower Costs

Follow our Medicare Coronavirus News page for related information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on Medicare beneficiaries. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) i...
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Number of Medicare Advantage Plans Offering Supplemental Benefits Increases 64% in 2021

Follow our Medicare Coronavirus News page for related information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on Medicare beneficiaries. The number of Medicare Advantage plans that offer expand...
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