Patients Taking Too Many Opioids for Osteoarthritis Pain Patients Taking Too Many Opioids for Osteoarthritis Pain
Analysis of an insurance claims database shows that more than half the patients treated with opioids were managed inappropriately, according to investigators developing criteria to flag problems.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Health Insurance Prices: Trick Or Treat For Midterm Voters?
Contrary to claims from politicians and news pundits, the latest news on insurance exchange prices (a) doesn ’t signal market stabilization, (b) doesn’t reflect broader healthcare trends and (c) isn’t the result of improved medical care. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Pearl, M.D., Contributor Source Type: news

GE Won't Be The Last Insurer To Pay Billions In Long-Term Care Charges
Companies selling long-term care insurance will take “material reserve charges” through 2019 to cover claims in the life insurance sector’s “riskiest business,” Fitch Ratings says in a new report. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:GE Source Type: news

States discover news ways to finance Medicaid expansion
The state-federal health insurance program is more popular than ever. Now, states that want to expand eligibility are devising new strategies to pay for it — creating, in (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:NMA Demands Improved Enrollment in NHIS
[Vanguard] The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has called for improved enrollment in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) from the current less than five per cent coverage. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Hackers Breach HealthCare.Gov System, Threatening the Data of 75,000 People
(WASHINGTON) — A government computer system that interacts with HealthCare.gov was hacked earlier this month, compromising the sensitive personal data of some 75,000 people, officials said Friday. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services made the announcement late in the afternoon ahead of a weekend, a time slot agencies often use to release unfavorable developments. Officials said the hacked system was shut down and technicians are working to restore it before sign-up season starts Nov. 1 for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act. About 10 million people currently have private coverage under forme...
Source: TIME: Health - October 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR / AP Tags: Uncategorized Healthcare onetime technology U.S. Source Type: news

Advice From Health Care ’ s Power Users
When you ’ re sick, the health care system can be scary and confusing. But in a recent survey, seriously ill Americans shared some hard-won wisdom. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicine and Health Doctors Source Type: news

New health insurer policy may mean you pay for your ER visit
(Reuters Health) - While symptoms like chest or belly pain might reasonably drive you to the emergency room with worries about a heart attack or appendicitis, your insurance company might decide not to pay if it turns out your fears were unfounded, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Two running buddies pick up the pace with Meredith wellness program
Since the company started its health and wellness program in 2008, annual health insurance cost increases have dropped significantly. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Greg Edwards Source Type: news

Two running buddies pick up the pace with Meredith wellness program
Since the company started its health and wellness program in 2008, annual health insurance cost increases have dropped significantly. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Greg Edwards Source Type: news

Viewpoint: Seniors caught in the crossfire
With a consent decree between Highmark and UPMC ending on June 30, 2019, thousands of seniors in western Pennsylvania with Highmark Medicare Advantage and Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance are facing a daunting choice: either switch providers or switch insurers to stay in-network. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Beahm Source Type: news

Viewpoint: Seniors caught in the crossfire
With a consent decree between Highmark and UPMC ending on June 30, 2019, thousands of seniors in western Pennsylvania with Highmark Medicare Advantage and Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance are facing a daunting choice: either switch providers or switch insurers to stay in-network. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Beahm Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is health insurance?
Good health insurance coverage can mean that a company covers expensive medical treatments. However, with such a range of types of coverage, as well as the complicated nature of the insurance industry, knowing how to select an insurance provider may save a life further down the line. Read on for a guide on insurance. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Insurance / Medical Insurance Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to find private health insurance
Health insurance can be costly, and insurers are firm about applying their often rigid policies. There are many factors in choosing cover for you and your family that can alter both the price and the treatments available in the plan, as well as the way the plan works. Read on for help in choosing a plan. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Insurance / Medical Insurance Source Type: news

Nigeria:Why Embattled Health Scheme Boss Usman Yusuf Was Suspended Again
[Premium Times] The Abuja head office of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) was on Thursday thrown into jubilation following the announcement of the suspension of Usman Yusuf. This is the second time in one year that Mr Yusuf, the Executive Secretary of the scheme, will be suspended from office. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Governing Council Suspends NHIs Boss
[Daily Trust] The Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Professor Usman Yusuf, was again suspended by the governing council of the scheme - the second time in two years over alleged "infractions" and "serious misconduct" all of which he denied. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Eight Months After Reinstatement, NHIs Boss Suspended Again
[This Day] Barely eight months after the reinstatement of the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman Yusuf, by President Muhammadu Buhari, the governing council of the scheme has again suspended him indefinitely. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Your Employer ’ s Health Plan Will Cost More In 2019
(CBS News) — As American workers approach this year’s open-enrollment season for employer-sponsored health care plans, they can expect the same bad news they’ve been hearing for years: Workers are once again getting hit with more of the costs of their coverage in the form of higher premiums and higher deductibles. Annual family premiums rose 5 percent to an average of $19,616, the eighth year of increases, according to the 2018 Kaiser Family Foundation Health Benefits Survey released earlier this month. On average, workers contribute $5,547 of the cost of family coverage. Premiums for singles increased 3 ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Health News Health Care Local TV Source Type: news

Atrium ’s Biosurgery Division Changes Hands Yet Again
Getinge’s subsidiary, Atrium Medical will divest its biosurgery business to HJ Capital 1, the parent company of SeCQure Surgical for an undisclosed sum. The deal is expected to close sometime in 4Q18. Göteborg, Sweden-based Getinge added the biosurgery unit to its therapeutic portfolio when it acquired Atrium Medical for $680 million in 2011. The business had about $14.2 million in sales in 2017. The firm said the biosurgery business is dedicated to the development of biological, mechanical and therapeutic solutions for soft tissue reinforcement following trauma, surgery and other interventio...
Source: MDDI - October 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Getinge ’ s Atrium Medical deals biosurg biz to SeCQure Surgical parent
Getinge (PINK:GETI B) subsidiary Atrium Medical said today that it agreed to deal its biosurgery business to the parent company of SeCQure Surgical for an undisclosed amount. Göteborg, Sweden-based Getinge acquired the biosurgery unit, which makes soft tissue reinforcement devices, in the $680 million deal for Atrium back in 2011. Today Getinge said it agreed to sell the business, which at $14.2 million in 2017 sales (SEK 128 million) is a relatively small segment, to SeCQure parent HJ Capital 1. The deal for the biosurg business, Getinge’s only general surgery offering, covers all ...
Source: Mass Device - October 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Mergers & Acquisitions Surgical Wall Street Beat Atrium Medical Corp. Getinge SeCQure Surgical Source Type: news

Judge rules on restraining order in case involving BCBSNC, specialty pharmacy
A federal judge has sided with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, striking down – at least for now – an attempt by a specialty pharmacy that would have prevented the insurance giant from booting it out of its network. Texas specialty pharmacy Senderra RX Partners filed a lawsuit this week in federal court, alleging that BCBSNC “wrongfully” terminated it from its netwo rk, costing it hundreds of customers. Accompanying the lawsuit was a motion for a temporary restraining order,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Lauren K. Ohnesorge Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Regulation to Require Drug Pricing Transparency
Proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that would revise Federal Health Insurance Programs for the Aged and Disabled by amending the Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D programs, as well as the Medicaid program, to require direct-to-consumer television advertisements of prescription drugs and biological products for which payment is available through or under Medicare or Medicaid to include the Wholesale Acquisition Cost of the product. This is in an effort to allow beneficiaries to make informed decisions and minimize cost for themselves as well as for the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Comment...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 18, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Health Insurance
Find information about health insurance, the new health care law, long-term care insurance, disability coverage, vision and dental insurance. ... AARP In Your State Visit the AARP state page for in... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Judge rules on restraining order in case involving BCBSNC, specialty pharmacy
A federal judge has sided with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, striking down – at least for now – an attempt by a specialty pharmacy that would have prevented the insurance giant from booting it out of its network. Texas specialty pharmacy Senderra RX Partners filed a lawsuit this week in federal court, alleging that BCBSNC “wrongfully” terminated it from its netwo rk, costing it hundreds of customers. Accompanying the lawsuit was a motion for a temporary restraining order,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lauren K. Ohnesorge Source Type: news

Choose a Medicare Advantage Plan that Includes Duke Health
Overview Open enrollment for Medicare Advantage runs from from October 15 through December 7. If you want to choose a plan that includes Duke Health providers, hospitals and clinics, here is what you need to know. Content Blocks CTA ButtonAccepted Health Insurance Plans CTA Header See a List of Insurance Plans Accepted at Duke Hero Imagemedicare_advantage_plans1.jpg Preview Image CategoriesHealth insurance info Sidebar Box Sidebar Links Do not display phone numbersDisplay in Announcement Section:  Archived Medically Reviewed DateWednesday, October 17, 2018Pin to Top of WiFi Page:  Related Locations ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Payer-Provider Partnerships Accelerating as Insurers and Healthcare Networks Look to Improve Care Quality and Reduce Costs
Shift from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement is fueling increase in joint ventures and co-branded insurance products, creating opportunities for nimble clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups As healthcare moves from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement, health insurers and providers are joining forces at a steadily increasing rate, with nearly three-quarters of partnered products in early 2018 […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 17, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Sales and Marketing Laboratory Testing aetna Affordable Care Act Allina Health System anatomic pathology BlueCHiP Direct Advance Source Type: news

Even with health insurance, lesbian, gay and bisexual adults are more likely to delay medical care
Lesbian, gay and bisexual adults in California have rates of health insurance coverage on par with or better than that of straight men and women in the state, but they are more likely to wait to see the doctor when they need medical care, according to a new  policy brief by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.Why the delay? According toSusan Babey, a co-author of the study, one reason cited in other research is that sexual minorities sometimes experience discrimination when they seek health care.“Sexual minorities who have had a bad experience with a medical provider because of their sexual orie...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

1,495 Americans Describe the Financial Reality of Being Really Sick
‘ Do you pay the hospital bill or do you pay the utility bill? ’ Don ’ t count on your health insurance for serious illnesses, a new survey warns. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicine and Health Polls and Public Opinion Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program; CY 2019 Inpatient Hospital Deductible and Hospital and Extended Care Services Coinsurance Amounts
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing the inpatient hospital deductible and the hospital and extended care services coinsurance amounts for services furnished in calendar year 2019 under Medicare's Hospital Insurance Program (Medicare Part A). These rates are effective on January 1, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 17, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program; CY 2019 Part A Premiums for the Uninsured Aged and for Certain Disabled Individuals Who Have Exhausted Other Entitlement
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing Medicare's Hospital Insurance (Part A) premium for uninsured enrollees in calendar year (CY) 2019. This premium is effective on January 1, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 17, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program; Medicare Part B Monthly Actuarial Rates, Premium Rates, and Annual Deductible Beginning January 1, 2019
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing the monthly actuarial rates for beneficiaries enrolled in Part B of the Medicare Supplementary Medical Insurance (SMI) program beginning January 1, 2019. It also announced the monthly premium, the deductible for 2019, and income-related monthly adjustment amounts for beneficiaries with modified adjusted gross income above certain threshold amounts. These rates are effective as of January 1, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 17, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Regulation to Require Drug Pricing Transparency
Pre-publication of a proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that would revise Federal Health Insurance Programs for the Aged and Disabled by amending the Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D programs, as well as the Medicaid program, to require direct-to-consumer television advertisements of prescription drugs and biological products for which payment is available through or under Medicare or Medicaid to include the Wholesale Acquisition Cost of the product. This is in an effort to allow beneficiaries to make informed decisions and minimize cost for themselves as well as for the Medicare and Medic...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 17, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Albany health system CEO to discuss health care, economy with Warren Buffett
Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett will discuss health care and the economy on Wednesday with Dr. James Reed, the president and CEO of St. Peter's Health Partners. The 30-minute conversation, taking place in Omaha, Nebraska, will be live-streamed at this link at noon. Reed is the chairman of the board of MLMIC Insurance Co., the state's largest medical malpractice insurer. National Indemnity Co., a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary, earlier this month comple ted the $2.5 billion acquisition of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Liz Young Source Type: news

Albany health system CEO to discuss health care, economy with Warren Buffett
Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett will discuss health care and the economy on Wednesday with Dr. James Reed, the president and CEO of St. Peter's Health Partners. The 30-minute conversation, taking place in Omaha, Nebraska, will be live-streamed at this link at noon. Reed is the chairman of the board of MLMIC Insurance Co., the state's largest medical malpractice insurer. National Indemnity Co., a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary, earlier this month comple ted the $2.5 billion acquisition of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Liz Young Source Type: news

UnitedHealthGroup subsidiary gobbles up Avella Specialty Pharmacy
UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s OptumRX subsidiary has acquired Phoenix-based Avella Specialty Pharmacy. The Minnetonka, Minnesota-based insurance giant announced the acquisition in its third-quarter 8-K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Avella was bought along with Renton, Washington-based Genoa Healthcare. Terms of the deals were not disclosed. Avella's roots date back to Ma y 1996, when pharmacist John Musil bought a local pharmacy before the age of 26. He immediately changed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

U.S. costliest place to give birth – and one of the most deadly
Having a baby in the U.S. costs more than in any other country, and many patients are unaware of the complete cost of delivery and care until weeks afterward, Axios reports. The average price of a vaginal delivery in the U.S. is $32,093 before insurance; that amount is about $10,808 after insurance negotiations. For a Cesarean section, it’s an average cost of $51,125, prior to insurance contribution.  And, according to a USA Today investigation, childbirth carries an even greater cost: The U.S.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Caitlin Mullen Source Type: news

UnitedHealth, Optum Remain On A Roll As Medicare Advantage Takes Off
UnitedHealth Group's third quarter profits jumped 28% on growth of health insurance and Optum health services businesses. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:CVS NYSE:HUM NYSE:AET NYSE:CI Source Type: news

UnitedHealth's 2018 so far: Three quarters, three boosts to outlook
2018 just keeps looking better and better to UnitedHealth Group Inc. The Minnetonka-based insurance and health-services giant on Tuesday announced better-than-expected revenue and earnings for the third quarter and boosted its earnings outlook for full-year 2018 — the third time in three quarters the company has done so. Reuters has an early take on the numbers from UnitedHealth (NYSE: UNH), which reported earnings of $3.19 billion, or $3.24 a share, up 28 percent from a year ago. On an adjusted… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

Can Payers Trust Our Data?
The potential for real-world data to be used on a mass scale to demonstrate the effectiveness and value of medicines is great, promising benefits for all parties including better health outcomes and lower premiums for patients and higher prices for those selling the most effective treatments.Yet, while the use of real-world evidence is growing, a major impediment to its broader and faster adoption is the potential trust gap. After all, how can payers be sure that pharma ’s data tell a true and accurate story about patient outcomes?Payers are increasingly questioning the data they are provided with, says Michelle Hois...
Source: EyeForPharma - October 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew Stone Source Type: news

Poverty May Partly Explain Disparity in Heart Defect Outcomes Poverty May Partly Explain Disparity in Heart Defect Outcomes
Hispanic infants with certain heart defects have worse-than-average outcomes, and the disparity may be linked with their family's reliance on public health insurance and lower education levels in moms, a California study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

‘Patients Deserve to Know’: Trump Administration Wants Drug Commercials to Show Prices
TRENTON, N.J. — The federal government said Monday that it wants to force drugmakers to disclose prices for prescription medicines in their TV commercials. The drug industry’s main trade group said drug companies are only willing to disclose the prices on their websites, not in commercials, and they’ll start doing that next spring. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar unveiled a proposal that would apply to all brand-name drugs covered by the Medicare and Medicaid programs, which is most medicines. “Patients deserve to know what a given drug could cost when they’re being told about th...
Source: TIME: Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LINDA A. JOHNSON / AP Tags: Uncategorized Healthcare onetime Source Type: news

NuSmile Summit Set for February 15-16, 2019
Unprecedented CE event targets pediatric dentists, general dentists and their teamsHOUSTON, TEXAS, October 4, 2018 —NuSmile Ltd., the worldwide leader in pediatric esthetic restorative dentistry, announced today that the second annual NuSmile Summit will be held February 15-16, 2019 in Clearwater Beach, Florida. The event’s format allows doctors and their team members to create their own schedule by choosing the specific courses that best meet their individual needs. Attendees will receive up to 16 continuing education credits from a combination of hands-on and lecture courses taught by several of the world&rsq...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 15, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Is Medicare for All the Answer to Sky-High Administrative Costs?
It would save money compared with private plans, but would also probably shed features that some might miss. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AUSTIN FRAKT Tags: Medicare Health Insurance and Managed Care Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program; CY 2019 Inpatient Hospital Deductible and Hospital and Extended Care Services Coinsurance Amounts
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing the inpatient hospital deductible and the hospital and extended care services coinsurance amounts for services furnished in calendar year 2019 under Medicare's Hospital Insurance Program (Medicare Part A). (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 15, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program; CY 2019 Part A Premiums for the Uninsured Aged and for Certain Disabled Individuals Who Have Exhausted Other Entitlement
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing Medicare's Hospital Insurance (Part A) premium for uninsured enrollees in calendar year (CY) 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 15, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program; Medicare Part B Monthly Actuarial Rates, Premium Rates, and Annual Deductible Beginning January 1, 2019
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing the monthly actuarial rates for beneficiaries enrolled in Part B of the Medicare Supplementary Medical Insurance (SMI) program beginning January 1, 2019. It also announced the monthly premium, the deductible for 2019, and income-related monthly adjustment amounts for beneficiaries with modified adjusted gross income above certain threshold amounts. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 15, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program; CY 2019 Inpatient Hospital Deductible and Hospital and Extended Care Services Coinsurance Amounts
Pre-publication notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing the inpatient hospital deductible and the hospital and extended care services coinsurance amounts for services furnished in calendar year 2019 under Medicare's Hospital Insurance Program (Medicare Part A). The official notice will appear in the October 17, 2018 Federal Register and is effective on January 1, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 15, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inpection: CMS: Medicare Program; CY 2019 Part A Premiums for the Uninsured Aged and for Certain Disabled Individuals Who Have Exhausted Other Entitlement
Pre-publication notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing Medicare's Hospital Insurance (Part A) premium for uninsured enrollees in calendar year (CY) 2019. The official notice will appear in the October 17, 2018 Federal Register and is effective on January 1, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 15, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program; Medicare Part B Monthly Actuarial Rates, Premium Rates, and Annual Deductible Beginning January 1, 2019
Pre-publication notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing the monthly actuarial rates for beneficiaries enrolled in Part B of the Medicare Supplementary Medical Insurance (SMI) program beginning January 1, 2019. It also announced the monthly premium, the deductible for 2019, and income-related monthly adjustment amounts for beneficiaries with modified adjusted gross income above certain threshold amounts. The official notice will appear in the October 17, 2018 Federal Register and is effective on January 1, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 15, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

As Blue Wave Crests, Health Insurers Brace For'Medicare For All' Push
An effort to derail Medicare for All proposals is underway by health insurance lobbies Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and America's Health Insurance Plans. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:WCG NYSE:MOH NYSE:CNC NYSE:ANTM NYSE:CI Source Type: news