medicare donut hole

2019 Medicare Donut Hole: Everything You Need to Know

Medicare, News January 14, 2019 0

2019 Medicare Donut Hole: Everything You Need to Know According to the Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation, 43 million Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in a Part D plan. This accounts for 72% of Medicare beneficiaries nationwide! When Medicare Part D started in 2006, beneficiaries were required to pay 100% of the costs for brand name […]

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cigna and express scripts

What is the Cigna and Express Scripts deal?

News January 7, 2019 0

What is the Cigna and Express Scripts deal? Cigna and Express Scripts announced their 54 billion dollar merger in March of 2018. Cigna provides coverage to 95 million beneficiaries around the world and Express Scripts helps fill 1.4 billion prescriptions annually. The goal of this merger is to create both affordable and personalized healthcare for […]

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CMS hospital ratings

Changes to CMS Hospital Ratings

News December 17, 2018 0

Changes to CMS Hospital Ratings When making medical related decisions, it’s common to do your research. These decisions directly impact your health and well-being. Many patients are interested in comparing statistics when choosing doctors or hospitals. CMS hospital ratings and the Hospital Compare website are two tools that are available to consumers. What are the […]

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President George H.W. Bush

Remembering President George H.W. Bush

News December 10, 2018 0

Remembering President George H.W. Bush President George H.W. Bush was a humble and ambitious leader who died on November 30, 2018, at the age of 94. He was responsible for walking the U.S. through important milestones like the Americans with Disabilities Act, Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, and Operation Just Cause. He will be remembered as […]

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Lower drug prices

New Proposed Rule: Lower Drug Prices for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D

General December 3, 2018 0

New Proposed Rule: Lower Drug Prices for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is actively searching for new ways to implement lower drug prices for beneficiaries.  In November 2018, CMS opened public comments on a new proposed rule that is set to hit the Federal Register by […]

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