New Medicare Knee, Hip Surgery Rules Push Home Over Hospital

New Medicare Knee, Hip Surgery Rules Push Home Over Hospital

    A revolution in medical procedure pricing this week could lead to a revolt and difficulty for patients seeking treatment. New Medicare payment rules were implemented this month for popular procedures like knee and hip replacement surgery that emphasize home over hospital care could push many hospitals to re-evaluate their treatment protocols. The initiative […]

Skyrocketing Drug Costs Hit Medicare

Skyrocketing Drug Costs Hit Medicare

Some drug price increases have gotten a lot of attention (such as Daraprim’s 5,000 percent jump). But the combined effect of price hikes on numerous prescription drug costs is apparent in new data released by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Hefty price jumps on generic and brand name drugs contributed to higher […]

No Satisfaction – Medicare at 50

No Satisfaction – Medicare at 50

Perhaps it was prescient. Fifty years ago on July 30, many baby boomers were listening to the number one record I Can’t Get No Satisfaction by the Rolling Stones at the time President Lyndon B. Johnson signed legislation creating Medicare. Many of those same boomers (and even the Stones) are now seniors and finding no […]

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