Monthly Archives: October 2015

Now is the Time to Review Your Medicare Drug Plan Options

Medicare Open Enrollment season is here, and you have from now until December 7th to change your Medicare Part D (prescription drug plan) or Medicare Advantage plan (managed care plan) for 2016.  These plans change every year, so even if you stay in the … Continue reading

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It’s Not in the Stars: Dialysis Facility Compare (DFC) Update

Tonya Saffer, MPH, Senior Health Policy Director On January 1, 2016 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revamped the dialysis facility compare (DFC) website to assign star ratings to dialysis facilities based on their comparative performance on a … Continue reading

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Ask Your U.S. Representatives to Join the Primary Care Caucus

October 5-9 is Primary Care Week. To support the vital role primary care practitioners play in our overall health, Representatives David Rouzer (R-NC) and Joe Courtney (D-CT) launched the Congressional Primary Care Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives. It’s imperative … Continue reading

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