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Medicare Monday: Billing code basics for biologics in Part B

By Allyson Funk  |    March 20, 2017
We’ve explored the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) flawed policy for reimbursing biologic and biosimilar products before. Today, we’re exploring how proposals from MedPAC would...   Read More

Medicare Monday: A closer look at Part B spending

By Nicole Longo  |    March 13, 2017
Earlier this month, MedPAC discussed Part B drug spending growth but neglected to put this information in the context of overall program spending. Spending on Part B medicines continues to be a...   Read More

Medicare Monday: New study further confirms increased use of generics after Part D

By Nicole Longo  |    March 6, 2017
On Medicare Monday, we’ve talked a lot about how things have changed since 2006 and the implementation of Part D. We’ve looked at how Part D costs less than originally projected, how premiums have...   Read More

Medicare Monday: There’s an agency called MedPAC?

By Nicole Longo  |    February 27, 2017
Now that we’ve learned more about IPAB and CMMI, there’s one more agency on our list to read up on this month – the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC).   Read More

Medicare Monday: Have you heard of CMMI?

By Nicole Longo  |    February 20, 2017
There are a number of acronyms commonly used in the health care world, which can often be confusing and complicated, so this week we’re tackling one of them: CMMI.   Read More

Medicare Monday: What is IPAB, and why is it bad for patients?

By Nicole Longo  |    February 13, 2017
In 2017, the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB)couldfinally go into effect and come between patients and their health care providers. This week, we’re looking into this dangerous body.     Read More

Medicare Monday: Did you know … ?

By Nicole Longo  |    February 6, 2017
On Medicare Monday, we talk a lot about Medicare Part D and how it works, but here are five things you might not know about the program.   Read More

Medicare Monday: How Part D helps patients with heart disease live longer, healthier lives

By Nicole Longo  |    January 30, 2017
Wednesday kicks off American Heart Month, so this week we’re looking at heart health and how important it is for patients to have access to needed medicines for heart disease and stroke. This is...   Read More

Medicare Monday: How Medicare helps beneficiaries access needed medicines

By Nicole Longo  |    January 23, 2017
Throughout 2016, we looked at how different groups of beneficiaries – from seniors to minority communities to individuals with lower-incomes – rely on Medicare to access their needed prescription...   Read More

Medicare Monday: A closer look at Medicare Part B

By Kelsey Lang  |    January 16, 2017
We took a deeper dive on Medicare Part D last week, so today we’re switching gears and talking about Medicare Part B.   Read More

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