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PA Governor’s Budget for Pennsylvanians with Disabilities

From The Arc, Scranton PA On February 9, Governor Wolf proposed a $33.3 billion budget for fiscal year 2016-2017. This is a 10.89% increase compared to the $30.03 final 2015-2016 budget. The General Assembly is currently creating their own budget proposal for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. After it is formally…

Q & A: Medicare for Workers over Age 65

From AARP.com, Written by Patricia Barry Medicare’s 50th anniversary on July 30 celebrates the enduring popularity of a program that has transformed health security for older and disabled Americans. Medicare has protected many millions from poor health, premature death and medical bankruptcy, as was the hope when President Lyndon Johnson signed the program into…

Medicare Annual Open Enrollment 2015

Strengthening Medicare

From AARP.com, written by Patricia Barry, John Burgess, AARP Bulletin, July/August 2015 Medicare has made an enormous difference in the health and lives of older Americans, but, as with every big program, there’s room for improvement. We asked experts for specifics. The suggestions listed below vary in cost and savings and are not universally…

Is Home Health a Solution to Rising Health Costs?

Things You Need to Know About Medicare

Source from AARP Timing is everything Most people are eligible for Medicare when they turn 65, and most sign up for Medicare at that time to avoid late penalties. If you already receive Social Security benefits, you’ll be automatically enrolled. Otherwise, you must apply to sign up. However, if you…

Lifting the Veil on Payments to Doctors

HEALTH CARE ALERT: Medicare "Observation Status" Warning

Source from Bottom Line When you go to the hospital as a Medicare patient with an acute condition that requires a stay of two or more nights, you are supposed to be admitted as an inpatient. However, more and more hospitals now will place you on “observation status” instead. Warning:…

Top 10 Medicare Mistakes

Common errors can be costly, but here’s how to avoid them, by Patricia Barry, AARP Medicare is uncharted territory for most of the 10,000 people a day who currently come into the program. It’s not a minefield exactly, but lurking in the undergrowth are pitfalls and traps that can be costly unless you take…

Home Health Patients Are 3x Less Likely to be Admitted to Hospital with Meditation

Source from Medical News Today Low-risk Medicare patients entering home health care who received medication therapy management by phone were three times less likely to be hospitalized within the next two months, while those at greater risk saw no benefit, according to a study led by Purdue University. The study helped determine…
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