Posted notice in the Federal Register on...

A notice was posted in the Federal Register on February 16 by the CMS. This stated that is comments about CMS-484 Attending Physicians’ Certification, Medical Necessity for Home Oxygen Therapy as well as supporting Regulations, MAC Durable Equipment Medicare Administrative Contractors, regional Carrier and Certificate of Medical Necessity and Supporting Documentation, Rate Increase Disclosure and Notices, as well as Record keeping Requirements all due by April 19, th.

Partial fix for Medicare Part B, Congres...

Less and less time available for Congress to stop a 52% percent premium increase. This will affect about 30 percent of the enrollees next year for Medicare Part B. A sprawling 2 year budget deal is included as a partial fix. Suspending the debt limit according to a house source until March 17. Some are reporting a tentative budget deal. Part B participants facing a increase would pay about 14 percent more next year rather than 52 percent of the premium. A $3.00 per month premium surcharge would be paid over five years as a fix.

Will the Unfortunate Millions Be Paying ...

A fluke in the laws that are governing the Medicare and the Social Security will leave Americans open and vulnerable to a fifty % percent premium increase in the Medicare part that covers doctors’ bills, also known as Medicare Part B. If Congress doesn’t pass legislation protecting low and middle income people who will be unable to pay that much for the increase. Premium payments have to cover 25 percent of projected costs for Part B. The difference as this rise and fall of premiums happens will be deducted from Social Security payments each month. However, the amount can...

Initial Look at 2017 Medicare Advantage ...

Insurers selling Medicare Advantage plans are ready for larger pay increases for 2017. This is a initial signal stark cuts on payments for the Affordable Care Act are almost over regarding the industry.  A key metric for 2017 was released by CMS showing the Medicare fee for service base rate which is a measure of the traditional Medicare spending is going to increase by 3.1% in the year 2017. Back in December for 2016 rates, the CMS nailed the growth number at 2.02%. The formula is a mix of complex estimations and modifications for Medicare Advantage payment. This rate...

Increasing Costs Of Medicare 2017, Incre...

As dictated by ObamaCare, (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act), by 2017, Part B premiums will increase to $128.00, and there will be a rise in Part B deductibles to $180. There will be an increase to $1,336, in the Medicare hospital deductible for senior citizens, and at the same time, an increase to $334 for their daily hospital coinsurance. If senior citizens are hospitalized for more than 90 days, ObamaCare dictates an increase to $668 in their per diem coinsurance costs, during 2017 enrollment dates. These and other ObamaCare enforced Medicare 2017 reforms...