Tag Archives: Medicare

Groups call on CMS to push out Medicare Shared Savings Program application deadline

The National Association of ACOs and America’s Physician Groups are telling the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that its application deadline to apply for the revamped Shared Savings ACO program does not give providers enough time to consider the new rule that was only finalized on December 21. On Thursday, CMS set the deadline… Read More »

Telehealth laws inhibit widespread use in Medicare population, CMS says

Dive Brief: Restrictions on where Medicare patients can receive telehealth services are limiting use of the technology, CMS said in a report last week to Congress. Under the 21st Century Cures Act, CMS is required to report to Congress on Medicare beneficiaries’ telehealth use. In 2016, nearly 90,000 Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries used slightly more than 275,000… Read More »

The Value of Prescription Drug Benefits for Medicare Enrollees

(NewsUSA) – If you are eligible for Medicare, prescription drug benefits should be an important consideration when it comes to choosing among various Medicare coverage options.It’s important to know that Original Medicare provides very little prescription drug coverage. Therefore, if you have Medicare and want drug coverage – known as Medicare Part D – you… Read More »