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Medicare to End 'Improve or You're Out' Standard for Coverage of Skilled Services

In a major change in Medicare coverage rules, the Obama administration has agreed to end Medicare’s longstanding practice of...

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Court Again Rules That Part D Recipients Must Repay Mistaken Refunds

A federal appeals court has again said that 230,000 Medicare Part D beneficiaries who were erroneously mailed a premium refund ...

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House Budget Cutters Prescribe Radical Surgery for Medicare, Medicaid

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's proposed budget would radically reshape both the Medicare and Medicaid programs ...

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Can You Protect Yourself From Hospital "Observation" Status?

A number of Medicare beneficiaries are spending days in the hospital before being transferred to a nursing home, only to find that Medicare won't pay for their nursing home stay because they were considered to be under "observation" while in the hospital and not actually "admitted."

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What To Do When Medicare Says 'No'

Medicare appeals are easy and most people win, so it is worth challenging a Medicare denial, says the Medicare Rights Center.

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Guide Helps Hospitalized Medicare Beneficiaries When the "Observation Status" Virus Strikes

Medicare beneficiaries who are admitted to a hospital and then discharged to a nursing home have been getting charged for care the...

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Medicare for 55 and Up Highly Popular, but Prospects Uncertain

A tentative deal on Senate health reform legislation would reportedly allow individuals age 55 to 64 ...

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Federal Appeals Court Rules Retirees Can't Dodge Their Medicare Eligibility

A federal appeals court has ruled that those over age 65 and eligible for Social Security can’t escape their automatic entit...

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