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Replacement Medicare card letter

May 9, 2019

What is it?  You’ll get this letter if you or someone on your behalf, asked for a new Medicare card, or if your Medicare coverage, Medicare number, or name changed. Who sends it?  Medicare

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ ‘Conscience’ Rules, Rx Prices and Still More Medicare

May 9, 2019

Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News @jrovner Read Julie’s Stories Jennifer Haberkorn Los Angeles Times @jenhab Read Jennifer’s Stories Joanne Kenen Politico @JoanneKenen Read Joanne’s Stories Alice Miranda Ollstein Politico @AliceOllstein Read Alice’s Stories Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. In a new set of rules, the Trump administration wants to …

AHRQ’s Tools for Change Can Help Primary Care Practices Implement Evidence

May 9, 2019

By Cindy Brach, Senior Health Care Researcher, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) The Healthy People 2020 initiative includes objectives to improve heart health through prevention, detection, and treatment of risk factors. You can learn how to advance these objectives — as well as objectives related to other topics — by visiting EvidenceNOW Tools for Change, a …

Readers And Tweeters Parse Ideas — From Snakebites To Senior Suicide

May 6, 2019

Letters to the Editor is a periodic feature. We welcome all comments and will publish a selection. We edit for length and clarity and require full names. Could ‘Aid-In-Dying’ Stem Tide Of Senior Suicide? “Lethal Plans: When Seniors Turn To Suicide In Long-Term Care” (April 9), by Melissa Bailey and JoNel Aleccia, was a significant, interesting, thoughtful …

Even Doctors Can’t Navigate Our ‘Broken Health Care System’

May 2, 2019

Navigating Aging Navigating Aging focuses on medical issues and advice associated with aging and end-of-life care, helping America’s 45 million seniors and their families navigate the health care system. To contact Judith Graham with a question or comment, click here. Join the Navigating Aging Facebook Group. See All Columns Dr. Hasan Shanawani was overcome by frustration. So, …

Telligen Launches First Project ECHO Series

May 1, 2019

On Tuesday, April 30, Telligen launched its first ECHO series: Hot Topics in Nursing Home Care. Telligen brings together healthcare providers and communities to improve healthcare quality for Medicare beneficiaries in Colorado, Illinois, and Iowa as a Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Telligen’s six-week ECHO series was …

Looking Past the A1C Test

May 1, 2019

The A1C test is the gold standard when it comes to assessing blood glucose management. But should we look at more?

3 Trending Goods to Ring in Spring

May 1, 2019

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Exercise Aids Concentration and Organization

May 1, 2019

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