Medicare’s Readmission Penalties Hit New High

In October the new CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) penalties for patient re-hospitalization went into effect. More than a half a billion dollars in hospital payments will be withheld from more than half of the nation’s hospitals by Medicare over the...

Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare open enrollment starts soon. This is the fun time of year when seniors attempt to decipher the available Medicare Advantage plans and decide in which plan to participate or if they would be better off in Original Medicare. Patients often look to their...