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Medicare Open Enrollment Starts Today

Medicare Open Enrollment Starts Today

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 15 October 2015 Individuals with Medicare can shop for high quality health and drug plans The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced the beginning of the Medicare Open Enrollment period where people with Medicare can shop for a Medicare Advantage (MA) or Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) […]

The Latest on Geographic Variation in Medicare Spending: A Demographic Divide Persists But Variation Has Narrowed

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 9 October 2015 Geographic variation in Medicare utilization and spending has been a frequent subject of discussion and analysis…

CMS Releases First Ever Plan to Address Health Equity in Medicare

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 8 September 2015 Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH), unveiled…

Reductions in Mortality Among Medicare Beneficiaries Following the Implementation of Medicare Part D

Am J Manag Care, 16 July 2015 Medicare Part D is a prescription drug program that provides seniors and disabled individuals enrolled in Medicare with…

The Rising Cost of Living Longer: Analysis of Medicare Spending by Age for Beneficiaries in Traditional Medicare

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 14 January 2015 In the context of ongoing discussions about the federal budget and national debt, policymakers, experts, and…

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Fact sheets: Fiscal Year 2015 Payment and Policy Changes for Medicare Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities

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Medicare’s Hospice Benefit: Analysis of Utilization and Resource Use

CMS: 7/29/14 Objective: This work provides descriptive statistics on hospice users. It also explores the magnitude of relative resource…

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