It’s old, it’s not sexy, but it’s true. Getting healthy is one of the best ways to save money on your healthcare. It’s simple… healthier habits mean fewer doctors visits and fewer prescription drugs which all lead to fewer medical bills and lower health insurance premiums.
And just to show that getting healthy doesn’t have . . . → Read More: 10 Simple Tips To Get Healthy and Save Money in the New Year
If you or a loved on are strugglin with Medicare Open Enrollment and just the idea of how you are going to pay for the medical care and prescription drugs you’re going to need next year, this is a Link of the Day that is meant for you. BenefitsCheckup.org is a site run by the . . . → Read More: Link Of the Day: BenefitsCheckup.org
Quick generic drug news for today. If you or a loved one suffers from rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis, this is important drug news. Watson Pharmaceuticals has just announced that it is teaming up with a South Korean pharmaceutical company to study and sell a generic version of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis drug Enbrel. The South Korean . . . → Read More: Merck Moves to Start a Generic Version of Arthritis Drug Enbrel
It’s a sign of the times, but in an effort to control the state’s out-of-control Medicaid costs, California is moving its disabled and/or elderly Medi-Cal members to managed care plans. This week, 16 California counties started moving 380,000 disabled and/or elderly Medi-Cal members to managed care plans. A spokesman for the California Department of Health . . . → Read More: California Moves Medi-Cal Members to Managed Care Plans
We’re well into 2011 by now, so if you’re enrolled in original Medicare, have you taken advantage of the new free preventive care which is now available to you? Under healthcare reform, everyone enrolled in original Medicare is entitled to free or low-cost preventive care including an annual wellness visit with your doctor where you . . . → Read More: Are You Taking Advantage of the New Free Medicare Preventive Care Yet?
In an abrupt about-face, the Obama Administration has reversed course on a controversial a new regulation which would have encouraged doctors to advise patients on end-of-life planning. The Department of Health and Human Services’ controversial new regulation had directed Medicare to pay doctors who advise patients on options for end-of-life care, including advance directives to forgo aggressive life-sustaining treatmen, . . . → Read More: Medicare Backs Away from End-Of-Life Planning, “Death Panel” Controversey
We get a lot of emails from adult children who, for one reason or another, have helped their aging parents move into an assisted living facility. And more often than not, those emails are about how shellshocked they are when the bills start arriving.
Yes, long-term care in an assisted living facility is expensive, no . . . → Read More: Are You Being Realistic About How Much Long-Term Care May Cost? 3 Tips For Helping Your Parents Move Into an Assisted Living Facility
Quick generic drug approval bulletin for today. If you have a family member or other loved suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has finally approved the first generic version of Eisai and Pfizer’s popular prescription drug Aricept (Donepezil Hydrochloride) which treats Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, a general . . . → Read More: FDA Approves Generic Version of Aricept for Alzheimer’s To Be Sold Immediately
Most seniors are in the midst of geting ready to wade through Medicare Open Enrollment Season, but it looks like there’s going to be one more curveball to contend with before year end. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced its payment schedule to doctors for the upcoming year and doctors who serve . . . → Read More: Medicare Cuts Payments to Doctors: What It Means to You
We have some Medicare news which could affect you big-time if you or a family member are a senior who suffers from a chronic condition or disability such as Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis or broken hips.
Two federal courts have ruled that the Obama Administration’s standards for deciding whether seniors are entitled to have Medicare cover skilled . . . → Read More: Medicare Standards for Home Care and Nursing Home Care Too Strict, Courts Say