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Sen. Kirk Visits BMA Community to Discuss Medicare

August 13, 2014

BMA Management’s Chicago-based Heritage Woods community welcomed U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) this week to meet residents and discuss Medicare fraud and his new legislation designed to combat abuse within…

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Hearing Seeks Agreement on Medicare Reform

October 18, 2011

The Senate Special Committee on Aging conducted a hearing last week to try to develop a strategy to reform the Medicare program in a way that would be acceptable to…

Research Article

Trustees Report Forecasts Medicare, Social Security Solvency

June 5, 2013

The 2013 Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance Program (OASDI) Trustees report has estimated that the Hospital Insurance Trust Fund, which pays Medicare’s hospital costs, will become insolvent in 2026,…

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Argentum Monitoring Impact of Proposed Budget on Senior Living

May 23, 2017

President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget submitted to Congress this week leaves core Social Security and Medicare benefits untouched, but proposes substantial cuts to anti-poverty programs impacting seniors and their…

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Changes on Horizon for Homebound Medicare Beneficiaries

July 9, 2014

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is proposing a policy change that would remove a requirement for certain homebound Medicare beneficiaries and is recommending a new payment rate for…

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CMS Puts Temporary Halt on Medicare ‘Seamless Conversion’

November 10, 2016

The federal government is preventing additional health insurance companies from automatically moving Medicare beneficiaries into Medicare Advantage plans while officials assess the practice.

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Committee Addresses Abuses of Medicaid Eligibility

September 27, 2011

The House Subcommittee on Health Care, District of Columbia, Census and the National Archives conducted a hearing aimed at understanding and developing a strategy for combating abuses of Medicaid eligibility…

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Supreme Court ACA Ruling Draws Perspectives

July 10, 2012

The Supreme Court ruling largely upheld the Affordable Care Act, which will overhaul the U.S. healthcare system and affect consumers and business, including senior living providers, in a variety of…

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Major Medicare Payment Overhaul on Horizon

November 20, 2013

Physicians and policymakers generally agreed during a healthcare seminar that permanent reform of the Medicare physician payment system and a shift to alternative payment models is necessary for the health…

Research Article

Medicare Payment System May Not Benefit Long Term Care Providers

May 19, 2016

The new Medicare system for reimbursing providers outlined in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, or MACRA, may not adequately reward good performance for those providers dealing with residents…

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HHS Addresses Gaps in Care through New Initiatives

May 17, 2011

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced the introduction of two new tools, aimed at improving care and reducing costs by aligning Medicare and Medicaid programs.

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Medicare Open Enrollment Spurs Scammers to Target Older Adults

November 12, 2015

It’s Medicare open enrollment season through December 7 allowing Medicare recipients to comparison shop and change plans, but it’s also a time when scammers take advantage of older consumers through…

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