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Medicare pays nearly $124 million to Augusta providers

Medicare made nearly $124 million in payments...top-billing physician.The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Ser -vices released the Part...toward greater transparency for how Medicare pays for services, said Jonathan Blum...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-04-12/medicaire-pays-nearly-124-mi
State seeking more choice in 2015 health plan

...statewide insurer to offer a high-deductible health plan, a Medicare Advantage plan for retirees, and a statewide HMO.The current...would retain its health reimbursement arrangement plans and Medicare Advantage plans, plus add a statewide HMO option for the 2015...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-04-15/state-seeking-more-choice-2015-heal
Rants & Raves

...their best, they are terribly overworked-- with little or no light at the end of the tunnel. I understand the impacts of Medicare reimbursements, impacts of Obamacare, etc...., but we all know that none of us want stressed out, overworked professionals...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-16/rants-raves
Fairly taxing

...collecting taxes. Instead of paying just one tax, this plan calls for paying several. There will be taxes on Social Security, Medicare, capital gains, estates of the deceased and, of course, personal income. And that's just for openers.That all sounds...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-04-15/fairly-taxing
Hospital provider fee unsettled

...were financial "losers" under the original distribution formula, has still not been approved by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).Talks have gone on between the state and CMS since the fall of 2012 over what's called...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-04-04/ga-hospital-provider-fee
Don't kick the can --- cut costs

...repeal the Affordable Care Act (an estimated $2 trillion in savings); increase defense spending; allow people to opt out of Medicare; and impose new work requirements for food stamp and welfare recipients.Liberals attack the plan for cutting too deep...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-04-10/dont-kick-can-cut-cos
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Medicare policy flawed

...the government seems to believe that a woman's breasts are more important than her uterus, Fallopian tubes and ovaries. Medicare will pay for a pap test only every two years. Yet it will pay for a mammogram every year. Just who gets to make that policy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-02-28/medicare-policy-flawed
Top Medicare official says law is boon for seniors

...deliver about the ACA and its effect on the Medicare program, which covers about 1.4 million...deputy administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, says the 2010...accountable care organizations, and Medicare Advantage growth, along with medical...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-11-19/top-medicare-official-says-l
4 keys to scrutinizing Medicare Advantage cuts

Ominous warnings about Medicare Advantage plans have sounded for more...to these privately run versions of Medicare will force them to whack plan benefits...changes are starting to crystallize for Medicare Advantage customers who are about...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-11-14/4-keys-scrutinizing-medica