Virginia Department of Health
Each year in August, National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) provides an opportunity to highlight the value of immunization across the lifespan. Immunizations play an important role in protecting the health of ourselves, our families and our communities. Now is the perfect time to ensure that you and your loved ones of all ages are up to date on all recommended vaccines. Remember, vaccines aren’t just for young children. Specific immunizations are recommended for tweens and teens entering middle school and college, anyone who may be traveling abroad or have certain underlying health conditions, and senior adults age 60 and over. …Read more
The Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Benefit
The Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA) established a voluntary outpatient prescription drug benefit for people on Medicare known as Part D, which went into effect in 2006. All 55 million people on Medicare, including those ages 65 and older and those under age 65 with permanent disabilities, have access to the Medicare drug benefit through private plans approved by the federal government. During the Medicare Part D open enrollment period, which runs from October 15 to December 7 each year, beneficiaries can choose to enroll in either stand-alone prescription drug plans (PDPs) to supplement traditional Medicare or Medicare Advantage prescription drug (MA-PD) plans (mainly HMOs and PPOs) that cover all Medicare benefits including drugs. Beneficiaries with low incomes and modest assets are eligible for assistance with Part D plan premiums and cost sharing. This fact sheet provides an overview of the Medicare Part D program and information about 2016 plan offerings, based on data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and other sources.
Medicare Coverage Database – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
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Anxiety is rippling through the healthcare industry as the initial reporting period for Medicare’s new payment system for physicians fast approaches. Modern Healthcare’s latest CEO Power Panel survey reveals leaders are bracing for uncertainties and challenges generated by MACRA.