SORT BY Relevancy
The confusion caused by Medicare reform and the evolving insurance industry comes at a time when more Americans are expected to be enrolling. To help clear up the confusion we will be discussing what Medicare is? How Medicare works? What Medicare doesn’t cover. Medicare co-pays. The importance of the plans Part C and D as well as supplements, and how the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) affects Medicare. Join Mark and his special guest Marsha Lewis for a very informative discussion.
This show is part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Patient Education Series. Join Janet Bowman, SHIBA / Medicare Outreach Coordinator, Multnomah County Aging and Disability Services, and Sue Sumpter, Patient Services Manager from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This show was taped with a live audience.
Janet discusses your Medicare Rights and Benefits, how to sign up and what to think about in choosing Medicare Part D programs, covering expensive medications and health supplement plans. An explanation of Medicare Rights and Benefits, and current topics. “Observation” vs. “Admission” status in the hospital, what to consider when choosing Medicare plans, and where to find answers.
This week’s show
July 7th, 2014
America can afford Medicare for all
Last week while performing my engineering duties on KPFT’s Thinkwing Radio with Mike Honig, a rather disturbing call came from a caller. The caller was not a bad person. The caller was not ill willed. The caller simply bought into the tenet that the mythical free market can solve all of America and the world’s problems.
I do not mind folks having different ideological beliefs in most segments of our economy. In fact it may even be a great experiment to show what works effectively.
Where these ideologies cause pain, financial distress, or deaths unnecessarily to our fellow human beings, to our fellow Americans, one should not leave it up to some unseen, unknown, or so far failed market.
When the caller implied that morality had no role in the implementation of healthcare, I was left flabbergasted. He seemed to be of the belief that somehow there was some intrinsic benevolence to our mythical free market.
There are grey areas in every debate. However there are areas where there are absolutes. Healthcare is one of the areas with absolutes. Those who want a complete mythical free market answer to healthcare have already been proven wrong. Americans need not have had to go through the past decades of wasteful medical spending and medical robbery. Simple arithmetic had the answer.
There is only one solution that makes mathematical sense. It is Medicare for all.
Join Scott, Cherise and George with Sue Berger (Crusader for CGM Coverage by Medicare)
Last year Sue and her husband turned 65 and her definition of herself changed; she defines herself as her husband’s advocate for his Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM).They started this journey sometime in September or October of 2012 when he needed a new CGM because his 2 ½ year old system had started to behave very erratically. They never considered that they would have a problem replacing the CGM with a new one...they were wrong.
Susan Chaffin is the Director, Medicare Advantage Revenue Management for DST Health Solutions. In this episode, Susan explains how andwhy HCC's are so important and how the new law impacts health plans and payers. Also, given the change in payment methodology, she explains how health plans need to adjust.
Dr. Chaps reports on these important issues:
* Colorado commission forces Christian baker to make homosexual wedding cakes.
* Obama administration is making Medicare pay for sex-change operations.
* Houston is opening ladies’ restrooms to cross-dressing men.
Jim Tate, President of EMR Advocate and Leading Expert on the CMS EHR Incentive program will join us to talk about the CMS Meaningful Use (MU) audit and appeal process. His unique combination of skills has brought successful outcomes to hospitals at risk of having their CMS EHR incentives recouped. He has a history of writing and presenting on the topic of Meaningful USe audits and appeals since this critical threat first emerged in 2012. He speaks to both hospital and physician groups i
Each year, businesses lose millions of dollars due to contract leakage. To prevent this, it is important to understand the processes and controls that can effectively identify or prevent financial losses and limit exposure to risks due to contract non-compliance.
Today we are speaking with Patrick Gahagan, who is a Principal in the SC&H Group Contract Compliance Audit Services practice.
Medical Services are more important than when you need them. A traffic collision is one of these times. Medical Bills can grow rapidly into a payment higher than most mortgages. Wages and monthly income can dry up faster than a desert. Join me, ESTRA today in a discussion on COBRA, Obamacare, Medicare and You after a Car Accident.
Are you engaged in residential or commerical real estate property management in the State of California? If so, you need to know the real estate law and commissioner regulations and you will very likely be the subject of a property management trust account audit. The audit could be the difference between you keeping your real estate license, and having the BRe (Bureau of Real Estate) wanting to revoke your real estate license. In other words, you need to know what's going on, what the rules and regs are and basically prepare to respond to any BRE investigatoin letter, or BRE audit.
The failure to prepare could lead to loss of your real estate license, or license discipline) - often a suspended or restricted real estate license. This will show on the BRE database, (real estate licensee lookup) and may cost you future business.
Listen in as attorney steve discusses property managements audits of trust account and trust fund in California and the BRE accusation process in general.
In recent years, it seems that the Illinois Department of Revenue has significantly increased its collection efforts against taxpayers. One way it has done this is by initiating more audits, which usually relate to income, sales, or employment taxes. Many times as a result of these examinations, IDOR will propose significant adjustments against taxpayers that may result in substantial tax liabilities. If the taxpayers are not able to come to an acceptable resolution with their auditors, their only choice may be to contest the auditors’ findings through an administrative hearing. Because these hearings involve complex legal procedures, it is imperative that taxpayers have adequate legal representation to protect and preserve their rights and to advocate on their behalves. This Podcast with Josh Nesser of Lavelle Law will explore IDOR Hearings and offer clarity on their purpose.
CMS Decision on Proposed Changes to Medicare Part D
1. How have preferred networks affected the business of pharmacy?
2. How aware do you feel pharmacists are of how payor issues affect patients and pharmacies?
3. How do patients react to price fluctuations between $0 copay and the donut hole?
4. What changes would you like to see improved in Part D to help pharmacies and patients?
5. What do you believe are the most impacting NEXT STEPS for Pharmacists & Pharmacy owners on this pressing subject?
Today's #RxChat Pharmacy Podcast is sponsored by technology innovation iMedicare: http://imedicare.com/contact
The #RxChat Pharmacy industry Twitter dicussion was founded by RxWiki and the Pharmacy Podcast Show.
Join Host Live Chats
- KBLU RadioNetwork (0 chatters)