The Changing Medicare Model – CMS Primary Cares Initiative On April 22, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, along with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator, Seema Verma, announced a new set of payment models known as the CMS Primary Cares Initiative. This initiative intends… Continue Reading Changes in the Medicare Model
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What is Medicare Part D? Medicare Part D is a federal program of Medicare that is directed through private insurance companies. These private insurance companies offer retail prescription drug coverage to Medicare recipients. Part D helps thousands of Medicare beneficiaries pay for much-needed prescription drugs; prior to 2006, these patients would have to pay thousands… Continue Reading What is Medicare Part D?
There are many benefits to a happy and healthy workplace. Long-lasting businesses foster a work environment that allows employees and bosses a chance to collaborate and work together towards a common goal. Clear expectations, proper hiring practices, and listening to your employees are all characteristics of a healthy company. Landing a great contract or a… Continue Reading How to Improve Workplace Happiness – Benistar
On March 23, 2010, the first part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was passed as part of the first stage of comprehensive health care reform under the Obama administration. The Affordable Care Act is often referred to as “Obamacare”, the “ACA”, or the “PPACA”. The Affordable Care Act refers to the final… Continue Reading What is the Penalty for Not Having Health Insurance in 2019?
The tried and true adage might sound cliché, but it’s accurate: it’s never too late to get back in shape. Goals will vary widely for people over the age of 65; some seniors may be preparing for another half marathon while another will be preparing for physical therapy to be able to walk again. In… Continue Reading Staying Fit Past 65
In 2019, the Medicare Advantage industry has seen slower growth for 2019 than the previous years. The Medicare Advantage (MA) insurers added over 1.4 million members to their rosters for overall 2019 coverage, as they continue to look for growth in a usually lucrative market. Latest federal data shows that for the start of 2019,… Continue Reading The Changing Landscape of the Medicare Advantage Industry