News tagged with medicare

US program ends ban on sex-change surgery coverage

Transgender people enrolled in the U.S. health program for the elderly and disabled can no longer be automatically denied coverage for sex reassignment surgeries, a Department of Health and Services review board ruled Friday. ...

May 30, 2014
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National survey on long-term care: Expectations and reality

The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research has released the results of a major survey on long-term care in the United States. The study, the second on this topic done by AP-NORC, provides much-needed data ...

May 20, 2014
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AMA proposing specialty care, payment models to CMS

(HealthDay)—The American Medical Association (AMA) and other specialty societies have created new care delivery and payment models that they expect to be supported by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ...

May 18, 2014
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$1.9 billion in Medicare waste: 'Tip of the iceberg'

In the first large-scale study to directly measure wasteful spending in Medicare, researchers found that Medicare spent $1.9 billion in 2009 for patients to receive any of 26 tests and procedures that have been shown by empirical ...

May 12, 2014
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