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September 19, 2014: Medicare Advantage enrollment at all-time high; premiums remain affordable

Created on: Friday, September 19, 2014

From CMS… The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that more people with Medicare will have access to higher quality Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, and for the fifth straight year, enrollment is projected to increase to a new all-time high, while premiums remain affordable.

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September 19, 2014: CMS glitch could cost doctors millions

Created on: Friday, September 19, 2014

Physicians who just spent hundreds of millions of dollars to install new electronic health record systems will face millions in federal penalties due to a technical glitch that affects their compliance with a federal program, vendors and doctors say.

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September 19, 2014: Is There A Doctor In The House? Survey Sheds Light On Physician Capacity, Morale, Shortages, And Patient Access

Created on: Friday, September 19, 2014

There is ongoing debate over whether there are enough physicians to care for millions of new patients. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the United States currently faces a shortage of 20,000 physicians – a shortfall that could exceed 130,000 physicians by 2025.

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September 19, 2014: Boehringer Ingelheim and CureVac announce collaboration to develop next generation lung cancer immunotherapy

Created on: Friday, September 19, 2014

Boehringer Ingelheim and CureVac, leader in mRNA (messenger ribonucleic acid)-based drug development, today jointly announce an exclusive global license and development collaboration.

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September 19, 2014: How Insurers Are Finding Ways to Shift Costs to the Sick

Created on: Friday, September 19, 2014

Health insurance companies are no longer allowed to turn away patients because of their pre-existing conditions or charge them more because of those conditions.

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September 19, 2014: Administration updates Obamacare enrollment figures

Created on: Friday, September 19, 2014

The number of Americans enrolled in the new Obamacare marketplaces, and who have paid their premiums, stands at 7.3 million as of Aug. 15, an administration official told Congress today.

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September 19, 2014: Stivers, Welch Introduce Bill to Increase Access, Drive Down Costs and Increase Competition for Generic Pharmaceuticals

Created on: Friday, September 19, 2014

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Reach Out to Representatives and Senators to Stop Radiation Therapy Cuts

Created on: Thursday, September 18, 2014

This is the last week to reach out to your Representatives and Senators to sign the letters circulating in the House and the Senate to stop CMS from making destructive payment cuts to radiation treatment.

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September 18, 2014: OIG Issues a Report Suggesting Lowering Part B Dispensing Fees for Oral Cancer Drugs and Others

Created on: Thursday, September 18, 2014

The OIG review review shows that pharmacies are reimbursed significantly more money for dispensing drugs under Part B when compared with what they are paid for dispensing the same drugs under Part D and Medicaid.

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September 18, 2014: Anthem Blue Cross Partners with Seven LA & Orange County Health Systems to Launch Vivity

Created on: Thursday, September 18, 2014

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