Tag Archives: Medicare

Long Term Care Insurance Versus Medicare: What is Really Covered and Why It’s Important to Fight for Insurance Benefits

Let’s face it, many people stuck in the middle taking care of both elderly parents and their own children, are overwhelmed when the Long Term Care Insurance company denies coverage for their loved ones.  Who has the time to deal … Continue reading

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Two Northern California Urologists Agree To Pay More Than $1 Million To Settle Civil False Claims Act Allegations Related To Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) Referrals for Medicare Patients

On January 23, 2018, Drs. Aytac Apaydin and Stephen Worsham, urologists based in Northern California, agreed to a civil compromise with no admission of liability in which they will pay $1.085 million to resolve allegations that they submitted and caused … Continue reading

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Releases Chicagoland Hospital Rankings

The results from this year’s Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings report have been released and the results are mixed for Chicago. For many hospitals, Medicare and Medicaid are the single largest payers for … Continue reading

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How to Qualify for Medicare and Medicaid

Medicare and Medicaid are different programs. Medicare provides health insurance for people age 65 and over, and Medicaid covers care for certain low-income individuals. However, it is possible to qualify for both programs at the same time, which is known … Continue reading

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services commits to supporting Medicaid work and community engagement requirements

On January 11, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a letter to State Medicaid Directors announcing a commitment to support section 1115 demonstration projects that include work or community engagement requirements.  This will be the first … Continue reading

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