Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Medicaid and Medicare programs, this Visualizing Health Policy infographic provides details about the reach and demographics of these programs.
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Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the first time introduced star ratings on Hospital Compare, the agency’s public information website, to make it easier for consumers to choose a hospital and understand the quality of care they deliver.
Yet another case of Medicare fraud. Take the time to review your MSN – Medicare Summary Notice and report any potential fraud. HICAP can help as the liaison for SMP-Senior Medicare Patrol.
“An owner of a Miami home health care company was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for his leading role in a $13 million Medicare fraud scheme that involved paying kickbacks and bribes to patient recruiters, Medicare beneficiaries and others…”
If you are eligible for Medicare, Medicare is your healthcare.
Right now there are advertised deadlines such as what you see below, that DO NOT apply if you have Medicare:
“Sunday is the last day to enroll in a health insurance plan for 2015. If you miss this deadline, you may not be able to get coverage until 2016. And while you may not get sick in 2015, if you don’t have health insurance, you’ll miss out on preventive care services and pay a hefty fine when you file your federal income tax return next year. The penalty you’ll pay if you do not have coverage is either a percentage of your household income or a flat fee — whichever is higher.This fee increases each year.”
The Obamacare Health Exchange applies to those under age 65 who DON’T have Medicare and their deadlines are different from Medicare.
Don’t be confused.
If you have questions, HICAP is here to help! Call us at 800-434-0222
If you suspect Medicare fraud HICAP is the Liaison for SMP, Senior Medicare Patrol, an organization dedicated to fighting Medicare fraud. HICAP can help you fight fraud!