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Senior Stories
Medicare Advantage Makes It Possible for My Wife and I To Have Free Home Nurse Visits and Therapy December 12, 2016

My wife Wanda suffers from dementia and palsy and is bedridden. I have IBM (inclusion body myositis) and am limited in mobility. Medicare Advantage makes it possible for my wife and I to have free…

Senior Stories
My Late Husband Steve Had a Very Treatment-resistant Thyroid Cancer December 12, 2016

Because of our Providence Medicare Advantage Plan, he was given the best treatment throughout his battle with cancer. We didn’t need to worry about how we could afford all of his care and many of…

Medicare fixes for ACA — keep the good stuff November 17, 2016

Originally published in The Hill The results of last week’s election are still reverberating throughout the country, with dramatic changes proposed in almost every aspect of American public policy. Top of the agenda for the…

Advancing Evidence-based Approaches to Falls Prevention Among Older Adults September 22, 2016

These are words that strike terror in our hearts- “she’s had a fall”.  Falling is not a part of normal aging.  And yet, one in three people over the age of 65 report a fall.…

How Will Providers Respond to MACRA and What Does It Mean for Provider Participation in Medicare Advantage? September 13, 2016

Beyond the Affordable Care Act and related regulatory reforms, pending implementation of MACRA (the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act) will influence or influence further physicians and other eligible professional's decision making in participating in…

Senior Stories
I Have an AARP Medicare Complete Plan Which Is a Regional PPO Plan September 5, 2016

I have an AARP Medicare Complete plan which is a regional PPO plan. My husband has a similar plan through Humana. We are both retired and on a fixed income (a limited one!).  We can't…

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