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A ‘Fountain Of Youth’ Pill? Sure, If You’re A Mouse.

February 11, 2019

Renowned Harvard University geneticist David Sinclair recently made a startling assertion: Scientific data shows he has knocked more than two decades off his biological age. What’s the 49-year-old’s secret? He says his daily regimen includes ingesting a molecule his own research found improved the health and lengthened the life span of mice. Sinclair now boasts …

Find plans

February 8, 2019

Find plans Read each app’s description of how it can help you find plans. All app logos displayed here belong to their respective owners, and are used with permission. Humana’s Rx Calculator uses your Medicare prescription data to quickly determine annual drug and premium costs when shopping for a Humana plan. For other Humana products …

Meeting Webcast: The Secretary’s Advisory Committee for Healthy People 2030

February 8, 2019

February 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET | Register now Register for the next meeting of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030 (Committee). The Committee will: Continue its deliberations regarding the Nation’s health promotion and disease prevention objectives Develop recommendations regarding the proposed Healthy People …

Find apps to use with Medicare’s Blue Button

February 7, 2019

Find apps to use with Medicare’s Blue Button Medicare’s Blue Button 2.0 lets you connect your Medicare health information to other services you trust, like applications (apps). These apps give you ways to manage and improve your health, like: Keeping track of the tests and services you need and getting reminders for them. Tracking your …

New App Displays Original Medicare Part A and Part B Coverage

February 6, 2019

The new What’s Covered app lets people with Original Medicare, caregivers and others quickly see whether Medicare covers a specific medical item or service. Consumers can now use their mobile device to more easily get accurate, consistent Original Medicare coverage information in the doctor’s office, the hospital, or anywhere else they use their mobile device. …

Quality Payment Program Website Now Includes 2019 MIPS Measures and Activities

February 5, 2019

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated the “Explore Measures” tool on the Quality Payment Program website for the 2019 performance period. The website now includes 2019 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) measures and activities for the four performance categories: Quality Cost Improvement Activities Promoting Interoperability Please note, the “Explore Measures” tool …

AHRQ Analysis Finds Hospital-Acquired Conditions Declined By Nearly 1 Million from 2014-2017

February 5, 2019

HHS Initiatives Continue to Improve Patient Safety New data released today by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) show reductions in hospital-acquired conditions such as adverse drug events and healthcare-associated infections helped prevent 20,500 hospital deaths and save $7.7 billion in health care costs from …

Task Force Outlines Strategy To Address California’s Shortfall Of Health Workers

February 4, 2019

Listen to KQED Politics and Government Reporter Katie Orr’s radio version of this story, which ran on The California Report.

TOOLKIT: Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February 1, 2019

About 1 in 10 teens who have been on a date were also physically abused by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the last year. Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month is a national effort to raise awareness and protect teens from violence. You can help by spreading the word about teen dating violence, and ways to prevent …

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