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Medicare Monday: Open enrollment is here again

By Nicole Longo  |    October 16, 2017
It’s that time of year again: Medicare open enrollment! As of Sunday, October 15, newly qualified patients and current Medicare beneficiaries can review their coverage options and select their...   Read More

Medicare Monday: Medicare Part D by the numbers

By Nicole Longo  |    September 11, 2017
Getting back into the swing of things as Fall approaches? Here’s some light Medicare reading! And if you need a refresher, you can go back to our ABC (and Ds) of Medicare post:   Read More

Medicare Monday: Call for repeal of IPAB intensifies

By Nicole Longo  |    August 28, 2017
Efforts to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) are gaining momentum as health care stakeholders and policymakers on both sides of the aisle continue to voice their concerns over...   Read More

Medicare Monday: What is the Extra Help program?

By Nicole Longo  |    August 21, 2017
Medicare Part D’s Extra Help program helps low-income beneficiaries better afford their medicines. In fact, millions of beneficiaries have received Extra Help in Part D.   Read More

Medicare Monday: Strengthening access to vaccines for seniors

By Nicole Longo  |    August 14, 2017
This month, we’re celebrating National Immunization Awareness Month! Although children may come to mind first when we think of vaccination, access to immunization is just as important for older...   Read More

Medicare Monday: Part D premiums expected to drop in 2018

By Nicole Longo  |    August 7, 2017
Great news for seniors and people living with disabilities who rely on Part D! Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that Medicare Part D prescription drug plan...   Read More

Medicare Monday: Medicare turns 52!

By Nicole Longo  |    July 31, 2017
This weekend (July 30) marked 52 years since Medicare was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson as a part of the Social Security Act Amendments. To celebrate the occasion, we are taking a...   Read More

Medicare Monday: How Part B has evolved over the years

By Nicole Longo  |    July 24, 2017
With Medicare’s birthday rapidly approaching (July 30!), today we’re highlighting a few of the ways reimbursement for physician-administered medicines under Part B has changed since it was first...   Read More

Medicare Monday: What you need to know about the latest Medicare Trustees report

By Nicole Longo  |    July 17, 2017
Last week, the Trustees of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds released its annual report on the current and projected financial status of Medicare. Here are a few important takeaways in...   Read More

Medicare Monday: Study finds mortality rates for elderly have decreased every year since creation of Part D

By Nicole Longo  |    July 10, 2017
On Medicare Monday, we’ve talked about how Medicare Part D’s competitive structure improves access to affordable prescription drug coverage for seniors and individuals with disabilities. We’ve...   Read More

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