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On October 1, 2019, the “new” Medicare Plan Finder became the exclusive source of information about Part D and Medicare Advantage plans. Since its introduction, there have been many complaints and comments about the system. A common theme: The new Plan Finder eliminated many of the features that helped beneficiaries find the best plan. 

Medicare is the primary insurance for the majority of our country’s 65 and older population, yet most beneficiaries are often confused about their coverage or how Medicare truly affects the care they are receiving. Beneficiaries often rely on physicians to direct them in the best course of action and aren’t always aware of the options available to them.

Many Medicare recipients could pay less for insulin next year under a deal President Donald Trump announced Tuesday in a pivot to pocketbook issues important in November’s election.

With the recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), many citizens will be eligible to receive an economic impact payment from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). To learn more about economic impact payments, read our recent article on Coronavirus Resources for Unemployment and Small Businesses.
Today the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a decision to cover acupuncture for Medicare patients with chronic low back pain. Before this final National Coverage Determination (NCD) reconsideration, acupuncture was nationally non-covered by Medicare. CMS conducted evidence reviews and examined the coverage policies of private payers to inform today’s decision.