The World Health Organization has alarms going off over the spread of a devastating virus. With the world being threatened with the Zika virus, it's important you know everything you can about protecting yourself.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is hoping to save the pockets of taxpayers by employing a new rule to the Affordable Care Act. "The Affordable Care Act substantially reformed Medicaid payments for prescription drugs, increasing rebates and setting limits on federal reimbursements. The “Covered Outpatient Drugs” final rule ensures those reforms will be effectively implemented by providing further detail on how those reimbursements and rebates are calculated, part of CMS’ broader efforts to help ensure affordability and accessibility of prescription drugs, while supporting pharmaceutical innovation..." [ Read more here ]
Medicare will be making some changes to it's medical equipment request program in hopes, they say, to reduce questionable medical claims. "Critics say the new policy will bog down the process for getting oxygen, power wheelchairs and a variety of other supplies to patients – items they need to keep from being readmitted to the hospital. But citing years of abuse from inflated claims, Medicare anticipates savings from the initiative of $10 million in 2016, rising to $100 million by 2025, without hurting patient care..." [ Read more here ]
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The Physician Compare system implemented recently provides an easy way for consumers to connect with the doctors that meet their needs. Check out this handy guide from CMS on getting the most out of their great system.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services newly announced Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT Act) is discusses with the professionals at CMS.
The REX Robot is a revolutionary standing wheelchair giving an upright posture back to those confined to a wheelchair. Hear the opinions of the first users of this new medical equipment below.
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The Consumer Electronics Show continually brings some amazing revolutions in the technology world. Just unveiled is the DietSensor, made to help manage the diet of those looking to lose weight, or deal with a physical disability.
Medicare has often been plagued by fraud over medical equipment. A new federal rule is hoping to change that. "The rule could save Medicare $10 million the first year, $200 million in five years and $580 million over a decade, says Aaron Albright, spokesman for the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services..." [ Read more here ]