Tag: Medicare

Medicare Quality Improvement Program

Monday, October 30, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. On this program we discuss the Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Program for Alaska. These programs help Medicare beneficiaries exercise their right to high-quality health care. LISTEN HERE

Quality Improvement Measures Get Results at Providence

Medicare is starting to reward hospitals that deliver better quality health care. Paying more for improved care is a simple idea. And it's transforming how hospitals are doing their work in a lot of little ways. At Providence hospital in Anchorage, a few of those small changes have added up to big results.

Medicare in Alaska

Alaskan seniors are seeing changes to Medicare under the federal Affordable Care Act. Dates for enrolling in prescription drug plans or changing existing plans are now earlier. What else do Alaskans need to know about changes to Medicare? What is a Medical Home? How is the shortage of doctors who will take Medicare patients in Alaska being addressed? KSKA & APRN: Tuesday 10/11 at 10:00 am

Health Care Reform Begins to Affect Medicare

The federal health care reform law is beginning to affect Medicare. Under the Affordable Care Act, enrollment in the Medicare prescription drug plans, known as Part D, is earlier.

New Clinic Reverses Trend and Seeks Medicare Patients

Most Anchorage health clinics refuse new Medicare beneficiaries, but last Friday a new clinic opened in Anchorage that only takes Medicare clients.

Legislation Would Allow Medicare-Eligible Elders to Negotiate Private Contracts with Doctors

Medicare eligible-elders would be able to negotiate private contracts with doctors under new legislation proposed by Senator Lisa Murkowski. Murkowski says Senate Bill 1042 called the Medicare Patient Empowerment Act would allow patients to see any physician they choose, even if that doctor has opted out of taking Medicare patients.

Congressional Issues with Senator Mark Begich

Alaska’s future role in Missile Defense, the treatment of our veterans, the federal role in oil and gas development and coastal zone management are among the issues Senator Mark Begich has been working on.

Murkowski Votes Against Budget Plan Passed by House

Alaska’s Senator Lisa Murkowski was one of only five Republicans to vote against a GOP budget plan to privatize Medicare. It failed last night on a vote of 40 to 57, with no Democratic support. The plan, crafted by Wisconsin Republican Representative Paul Ryan, previously passed the House on GOP support.

Alaska News Nightly: May 26, 2011

Fall Kills Two More Denali Climbers, Injures Two Others, Postal Service Cuts May Affect Juneau Residents, Coal Creek Fire Grows to 3,000 Acres, Near-Record High Temperatures Sweep Across Central Interior, and more...

Murkowski Votes Against House Budget Plan

Alaska’s Senator Lisa Murkowski was one of five Republicans Senators to vote last night against the budget plan the House passed. Murkowski cited concerns about how the scheme dealt with Medicare.

Seniors Caught in Bureaucratic Bind

As Congress grapples with the enormous task of trying to overhaul the health care system, Alaska's seniors are getting a one-two punch from Medicare...

Alaska News Nightly: July 23, 2009

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