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WellCare Questions Medicare Ratings | Health News Florida

Medicare Advantage plans that draw a lot of their enrollment from the poor side of town say they're at a disadvantage on the government's five-star ratings scale, which commands respect and governs pay.

One company pressing the issue is WellCare Health Plans, based in Tampa. Its Medicare Advantage plans are rated at 3 or 3 1/2 stars, below the 4-star minimum required for plans to qualify for...

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Date: 2018-03-24 09:47:32

FL Medicare Plan Wins 5 Stars | Health News Florida

CarePlus, based in Doral in Miami-Dade County, has plans in 19 counties around the state. Its major markets are South Florida, Tampa Bay, Central Florida, Space Coast and Jacksonville ( map...

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Date: 2018-03-24 15:09:03

GAO: More Oversight Needed Over Medicare Advantage ...

The federal government needs to increase its oversight over private Medicare health plans to make sure seniors have adequate access to doctors and hospitals, according to a report released this week by congressional auditors.

The General Accountability Office study found the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which administers Medicare Advantage plans, primarily relies on complaints from...

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Date: 2018-03-24 10:45:57

Humana Medicare patients hit by contract dispute | Health ...

Medicare patients cling to their doctors the way NRA members cling to their guns. It's risky to take them away.

Nevertheless, that's what a Humana contractor is doing to 7,000 Medicare Advantage plan members who get their primary care from University of Florida Physicians in Jacksonville.

Those 74 practitioners will be dropped from Humana's Medicare network as of Aug. 31, the company and UF...

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Date: 2018-03-24 21:33:02

Senate Budget Eliminates Funding For Medicare Counselors ...

A program that helps seniors choose a Medicare program and save money on prescription drugs could be going away in Florida and across the country.

Medicare is complicated and ever-changing. That's why...

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Date: 2018-03-24 19:01:09

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Medicare fraud | Health News Florida

A jury has failed to reach a verdict on the first day of deliberations in the Medicare fraud trial of a prominent Florida eye doctor who is accused separately of bribing a U.S. senator.

By The Associated Press o Sep 1, 2016

A company that runs pain clinics in northeast Florida will pay the federal government $7.4 million after an investigation found that it was fraudulently billing Medicare for...

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