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Op-ed: 50 years of Medicare and Medicaid

...President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law as an amendment...Most people who will become eligible for Medicare this year were in high school when this...Today, 55 million Americans rely on Medicare to provide needed care, including preventive...
Business no longer able to accept Medicare

An open letter to Medicare patients from Freedom Physical Therapy...movement, strength and function. Medicare has a well-established record of...physical therapy treatment for our current Medicare patients - and do so without charge...
Opinion: Survey gauges candidates' views on senior issues

...KPB economy and volunteer community. A majority of them are fixed income based and those over 65 are Medicare recipients. Actually, Medicare payments to hospitals and physicians on the peninsula represent approximately 38-40 percent of revenues...
New community health center to open in Kenai

...release. "We care for all people regardless of age, income, insurance status, race or ethnicity, and accept new Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance and those without insurance." Three community health centers on the peninsula received funding from the...
Support funding for Alzheimer's research

...costs include a five-fold increase in government spending under Medicare and Medicaid and a nearly five-fold increase in out-of pocket spending. Nearly one in every five Medicare dollars spent today is on people with Alzheimer's and other...
Borough Assembly OKs $3M in bonds for CPH

...have about $57 million worth of debt on the bond issue," Gilman said. "I'm concerned with the payers for the hospital, Medicare and Medicaid. There is continually pressure on the hospital and I'm concerned about the amount of debt the hospital has...
State hired consultants ahead of Obama visit

...which it did, Marquette said. That resulted in speedier and even more beneficial decisions from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services than the state health department had anticipated, including expected policy changes that could mean...
Doctors launch new coding system

...good we're finally doing it."Because the system is brand new, there is potential for errors. The national Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced in July that it will still accept medical claims that have some coding errors, as long as...
Healthcare Task Force debates direction

...rates, which is when a patient is readmitted to the hospital less than 30 days after their discharge. The U.S. Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services began penalizing hospitals for readmissions as a way to improve quality of care, but it costs the hospital...
Alaska can do more to help those on Medicare

Alaskans on Medicare deserve some help. A recent survey...If you're over 65, and rely on Medicare, most general practice, or "primary...state had an excuse not to step in. Medicare is a federal program that doesn't...


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