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AMA Reminds MDs of Impending e-Prescribing Exemption Deadline

CHICAGO – October 5, 2011 – The American Medical Association (AMA) urges physicians who were not able to meet the requirements of the Medicare ePrescribing program to apply for a hardship exemption before the November 1 deadline to avoid monetary penalties in 2012. More ... 

Corker, Bennet Introduce “Medicare Information Act”

New Annual Medicare Statement Would Show Lifetime Contributions & Benefits

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Michael Bennet, D-Col., have introduced legislation to establish a new annual Medicare statement so Americans are better informed about their contributions and benefits.  The Medinfo Act, previously introduced in the House of Representatives by Reps. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., will provide every eligible taxpayer and Medicare beneficiary age 25 and older with a detailed summary of their total lifetime contributions and benefits.  The Medicare statement would be sent in a single mailing – via post or email – along with the current Social Security statement. More ...