TITLE

(MEDICARE) CMS Advises Part D Enrollees to Review Plans

PUB. DATE
August 2009
SOURCE
Community Health Funding Week;8/21/2009, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the officials at the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have stated that several medicare beneficiaries currently enrolled in medicare drug plans will need to take action to ensure that they have the needed coverage when open enrollment begins. The officials warn that the beneficiaries who receive the low-income subsidy to pay for their premiums will have to shift to a new plan to ensure that they can remain in a zero-premium plan in 2010.
ACCESSION #
44042135

 

Related Articles

  • CMS recruiting for hospital discharge to post-acute care demo.  // AHA News;9/3/2007, Vol. 43 Issue 18, p6 

    This article reports on the plan of the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to recruit general acute hospitals and post-acute care providers to participate in a voluntary demonstration mandated by the Deficit Reduction Act. A common patient assessment tool will be developed to be used...

  • Will Medicare beneficiaries suffer as payments drop?  // Dermatology Times;May2005, Vol. 26 Issue 5, p9 

    The article analyzes the impact of a decision by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to reduce physician payments by 4.3 percent on average in 2006 and increase the monthly premium by $11, on physicians and Medicare beneficiaries. The Alliance of Specialty Medicine has asked the...

  • CMS: Medicare Beneficiaries Have a Lot of Choices.  // Chain Drug Review;10/26/2009, Vol. 31 Issue 18, p80 

    The article reports on the announcement of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). According to CMS, beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare health and prescription drug plans will continue to have a wide range of options in 2010. It also added that those beneficiaries who decide...

  • Needy Beneficiaries To Get More State Medicare Counseling.  // Economic Opportunity Report;2009, Vol. 44 Issue 11, p19 

    The article reports that the State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs) is aiming to cover more low-income Medicare beneficiaries, through the funds granted by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The SHIPs have received 6.3 million dollars to outreach the...

  • Complications Part D.  // Modern Healthcare;10/10/2005, Vol. 35 Issue 41, p44 

    This article reports on the error at the handbooks describing the Medicare Part D drug benefit which have been mailed by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to beneficiaries. The booklet contains an error stating that all of the plans available for those with limited assets...

  • Medicare Part D premiums to increase 12% in 2009. Nylund, Liisa Nido // Caribbean Business;8/28/2008, Vol. 36 Issue 34, p29 

    The article reports on the increase of premiums for the prescription drugs in the U.S. in 2009. Despite the increase, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) states that the average monthly premium beneficiaries will pay 37% lower than the originally projected standard Part D...

  • Relief from 75% Rule.  // AHA News;10/30/2006, Vol. 42 Issue 22, p4 

    The author reflects on the volatility for inpatient rehabilitation facilities and their patients being caused by the impact of the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid 75% rule. The facilities report that because of the rule approximately 88,000 fewer Medicare beneficiaries were treated during...

  • CMS Issues 2010 Payment Information for Part C MA Plans, Part D Rx Drug Plans.  // Aging News Alert;4/10/2009, p12 

    The article offers information on the 2010 Medicare Advantage payment rates and Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D prescription drug benefit payment policies, announced by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It states that the announcement provides the information needed...

  • Proposed 2011 Fee Schedule Offers Vast Benefits for Primary Care Practices.  // Part B Insider;6/26/2010, Vol. 11 Issue 24, pp185 

    The article reports on U.S. President Barack Obama's approval of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) on March 23, 2010. It forecasts PPACA's impact specially on the Physician Fee Schedule. It highlights the release of the proposed Physician Fee Schedule for 2011 by the Centers...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics