White House Aims To Cut Opioid Prescriptions 33% by 2022

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Editor’s Note: Increasing costs for prescriptions is creating a long-term financial impact on Medicare Part D and its beneficiaries. The report outlines nine goals the White House hopes to accomplish by 2022 as part of a larger effort to address America’s opioid crisis.

Medicare Appeals Backlog Reduced 20%

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Editor’s Note: Medicare Advantage organizations (MAOs) continue to do a poor job of maintaining accurate provider directories—and it’s landing some in hot water with the federal government. The post Medicare Appeals Backlog Reduced 20% appeared first on BHM Healthcare Solutions.

CMS BLOG: Medicare for All? Just another name for a government-run, single payer system

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CMS BLOG: Medicare for All? Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services . Medicare Part C. Medicare Part D. Medicare for All? When listening to those advocating ‘Medicare for All’ it’s good to be skeptical about their promises. As head of the agency that serves over 58 million Medicare beneficiaries, I deal first-hand with the challenges of government run healthcare. Medicare for All’ is Obamacare on steroids.

Large Employers’ Focus on Prescription Drugs: Costs, Coupons and Communication

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Employers cited several main tactics to address coupon cards looking forward from 2019 to 2022. Co-pay accumulators are being discussed across health plan types, including government-sponsored plans like Medicare along with commercial health insurance programs.

GlobalMed and Answers Media Network Host Webinar on Urgent Need for Telemedicine

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How Medicare telehealth policies, the 21st Century Cures Act, CHRONIC Care Act, and Mental Health Telemedicine Expansion Act are changing healthcare. A forecast for telemedicine through 2022. Industry thought leaders discuss telehealth adoption and legislation. Scottsdale, Ariz – Sept.

Global RPM Report: Remote Patient Monitoring Expands in U.S. & Internationally

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the year kicked off with a modification of CPT code 99091 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which “ immediately increased the amount of billable Medicare hours available for doctors and clinicians who utilize remote care services ,” as we reported in January. There are still a few months to go in 2018, yet this year is already shaping up to be arguably the most eventful and important for the proliferation of remote patient management (RPM).