How Joe Biden can win on Social Security
In November, Democratic President Joe Biden is set to face Republican Donald Trump in an election rematch, as both candidates make a bid for a second term in the White House. With the race already in full swing, the candidates have expressed their opposing views on key issues affecting everyday…#donaldtrump #socialsecurity #trump #clericalworkers #raise #medicare #unliketrump #taylordesloge #connecticutcollege #desloge (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 25, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peninsula cancer test maker lands key nod from FDA panel, a step toward a big payday
FDA approval of Shield could domino into Medicare and private insurer coverage of the simple blood test as a noninvasive alternative to colonoscopies. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 24, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

CMS: Announcement of the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education (APOE) Virtual Meeting
The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold a virtual public meeting of the Advisory Panel for Outreach and Education (APOE) on June 27, 2024, from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Eastern. Agenda items include remarks from CMS leadership; a recap of the April 2024 meeting; presentations on CMS programs, initiatives, and priorities; and more. Presentations and written comments must be submitted to thedesignated federal official by June 13, 2024.Registration is required. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 24, 2024 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program; Announcement of the Re-Approval of the Joint Commission as an Accreditation Organization Under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988
Announcement from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) of receipt of an application from The Joint Commission for re-approval as an accreditation organization for clinical laboratories under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) program for several specialty and subspecialty laboratories. CMS has re-approved The Joint Commission as an accreditation organization under CLIA and grants deeming authority for 6 years through May 24, 2030. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 24, 2024 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Can Medicare Money Protect Doctors From Abortion Crimes? It Has Worked Before.
(MedPage Today) -- The Supreme Court's pending Idaho abortion ruling may hinge on how federal spending power might protect doctors against a state's criminal code. For guidance, the justices can look to the very beginning of Medicare in the 1960s... (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - May 23, 2024 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Opinion: Most older Americans who need hearing aids don't use them. Here's how to change that
Medicare doesn't cover hearing aids. Making them available over the counter without a prescription helped, but cost is still a significant barrier. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 23, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mary C. White Source Type: news

Neuropsychiatric comorbidities and psychotropic medication use in Medicare beneficiaries with dementia by sex and race - Johnson KG, Ford C, Clark AG, Greiner MA, Lusk JB, Perry C, O'Brien R, O'Brien EC.
BACKGROUND: Neuropsychiatric symptoms affect the majority of dementia patients. Past studies report high rates of potentially inappropriate prescribing of psychotropic medications in this population. We investigate differences in neuropsychiatric diagnoses... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 23, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

CMS: Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Notice from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) seeking comments on the reestablishment of a matching program between CMS and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA) titled "Identification and Recovery of Duplicate Payments for Medical Claims." This matching program will assist CMS and VHA in identifying those VHA-enrolled beneficiaries who are also enrolled as Medicare beneficiaries; the specific claims where VHA and CMS made duplicate payments for the same healthcare services; and potential fraud, waste, and abuse. Comments are due by June 24, 2024. (Source: Federal Regi...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 23, 2024 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Can Medicare money protect doctors from abortion crimes? It worked before, desegregating hospitals
The Supreme Court's decision regarding Idaho's abortion ban may hinge on whether federal spending power can protect doctors against a state's criminal code (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Patent reform could be the next big move to help bring down drug prices
After pitched battles over Medicare drug price negotiations, Congress may be pivoting to more bipartisan ground: overhaul of the patent system that allows brand-name drugs to delay competition for years. Why it matters: There's widespread agreement that pharmaceutical companies have gamed the…#medicare #abbvie #humira #johncornyn #richardblumenthal #lindseygraham #chriscoons #thomtillis #prevailact #peraact (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VCs wanted FarmboxRx to become a meal kit, the company bootstrapped instead
Some startups choose to bootstrap from the beginning while others find themselves forced into self funding by a lack of investor interest or a business model that doesn’t fit traditional VC. FarmboxRx decided to bootstrap because founder Ashley Tyrner didn’t like the advice she was getting from…#farmboxrx #ashleytyrner #tyrner #medicare #medicaid #pennsylvania (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How fast must you empty an inherited IRA account to comply with the IRS ’s updated rules? Suze Orman explains
If you’ve inherited an individual retirement account (IRA), there are new rules in the latest version of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act, SECURE 2.0. Previously, if you inherited an IRA account, the annual required minimum distribution (RMD) was typically based on…#nonecommercial #walmartwholefoods #kroger #usfed #suzeorman #orman #medicare #jeffbezos #oprahwinfrey #nonecar (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASTRO lobbies for new radiation therapy payment bill
AuntMinnie.com spoke with Casey Chollet-Lipscomb, MD, who joined radiation oncologists from around the U.S. in Washington, D.C., on May 20 and 21 to lobby for a recently introduced bill that proposes a new payment model for radiation therapy. The Radiation Oncology Case Rate Value-Based Payment Program Act, or ROCR Act, was introduced in Congress last week and aims to improve the way Medicare pays for radiation therapy -- a highly effective treatment for a large portion of cancer patients, Chollet-Lipscomb noted."Unfortunately, in the last decade, we've seen over a 20% cut in reimbursements to radiation oncology centers t...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 21, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Will Morton Tags: Radiation Oncology/Therapy Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Notice from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) seeking comments on the extension of an information collection titled "Quality Payment Program/Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Surveys and Feedback Collections." This generic clearance will cover surveys and feedback collections designed to obtain data and feedback from MIPS eligible clinicians, third-party intermediaries, Medicare beneficiaries, and any other audiences that would support CMS in improving MIPS or the Quality Payment Program. Comments are due by July 22, 2024. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 21, 2024 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Senate Paper Mulls Options for Fixing Physician Pay in Fee-for-Service Medicare
(MedPage Today) -- Healthcare organizations seemed pleased with a Senate Finance Committee white paper on problems with physician payment under the Medicare fee-for-service program, even though the paper was vague on some plans for addressing the... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 20, 2024 Category: American Health Source Type: news