Treatment costs for the immunotherapy can run to more than $1 million. Some state Medicaid programs aren't paying for the treatment, and Medicare's complicated payment rates have hospitals worried.
Reading through Medicare terms and definitions can be like wading in a pool of alphabet soup. Here's a description of the common terms you need to know.
Medicare Advantage enrollees spend less time in nursing facilities after surgery and are less likely to be readmitted to the hospital when compared with those in traditional Medicare, according to a new report.
More than 80% of doctors who filed Medicare claims in 2016 for H.P. Acthar Gel -- a drug best known for treating a rare infant seizure disorder -- received money or other perks from the drugmakers.
Many folks approaching or entering retirement are in for an expensive surprise: Medicare is not free.
Medicare is a healthcare godsend for retirees, but high earners might be in for a nasty surprise in the form of extra premiums.
One in 5 Medicare patients who leaves the hospital for a nursing home ends up back in the hospital. The federal government will soon use bonuses and penalties to try to lower readmissions.
Hundreds of current and former D.C. government employees did not have Social Security and Medicare taxes withheld from their paychecks.
My mom is in hospice. Could Medicare cover a health aide so she can be home?
Wondering if you can deduct your Medicare costs on your taxes? The short answer is yes, but only if you meet certain criteria.
An important question in the debate over repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is what will happen to the law’s many provisions affecting the Medicare program. The American Health Care Act (AHCA), which recently passed the House Energy & Commerce and Ways & Means Committees, would leave most ACA changes to Medicare intact, including the benefit improvements (no-cost preventive services and closing the Part D coverage gap), reductions to payments to health care providers and Medicare Advantage plans, the Independent Payment Advisory Board, and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.
While the era of “alternative facts” dawned in Washington last week, experts from across the ideological spectrum gathered in the capital for a review of real facts about our two most important retirement programs: Social Security and Medicare.
This brief describes the role that Medicaid plays for 10 million Medicare beneficiaries to help inform upcoming debates about proposals to restructure Medicaid financing in ways that could reduce federal funding.
As predicted, people are confused about how Social Security’s meager 2017 cost of living adjustment, or COLA, is affecting their Part B premiums for Medicare.
A pilot program to fund home-based assistance for some Medicare Advantage patients could open the door for reimbursement under Medicare, where payment for nonmedical support services is largely off limits.
In 2014, the government said health providers would have to register with Medicare in order to prescribe drugs to beneficiaries. Delays have pushed back the requirement until 2019.
A key deadline for certain people on Medicare is approaching on Valentine's Day.
Enrolling in Medicare can be complicated, and waiting too long can result in heavy penalties
Under a settlement in 2013, Medicare was supposed to make clear to physical therapists that their services are covered even if beneficiaries aren't improving. But that hasn't been widely accepted.
Two years ago, President Obama signed a bill passed by Congress that requires the Department of Health and Human Services to issue Medicare cards that don't have SSNs visible on the card or embedded in the card.