House Bill Vote To Lower Prescription Drug Prices Up For Vote

Finally, after much talk-talk and delays, a bill that lowers prescription drug prices for Medicare Part D enrollees was sent to the full House of Representatives for a vote. The bill requires the program to negotiate prices and cap out-of-pocket costs.   The Ways and Means Committee approved HR 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now…

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DNA Testing Can Raise Your Risk For Identity Theft! Beware.

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DNA testing can raise your risk of identity theft. No doubt, you’re scratching your head in disbelief, asking what’s the connection? Sorry to tell you, it’s true and it’s happening right now. The Inspector General of the United States just released the warning this week.   The scam is clever and it’s working — as…

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Medicare Enrollment Period, Protect Yourself From Fraudsters

Medicare enrollment period every year is between October 15th and December 7th. During this time, beneficiaries can review the many choices offered for coverage. They run the gamut from medical services to prescription drugs. You can tailor your choices according to budget and need. At the same time, The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services…

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CMS Announces New Improved Pay Schedules for Physicians, Telemedicine Visits

CMS  (The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) announced its 2019 Physician Fee Schedule and Qualified Payment Program . It includes major promotion of digital health technology, increased telemedicine coverage, and a reduction in documentation requirements.       CMS: Telemedicine Upgrades For telemedicine CMS will pay physicians for “brief check-ins” and for remote evaluation…

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