Attempts are being made to significantly change Medicare reimbursements for patients seeking orthopedic care, specifically with regard to hip and knee replacement surgery, starting in 2014. According to Sierra pacific Orthopedics, this would have a tremendous impact on the ability to obtain necessary treatment in a timely manor. Please use the following link for more information and an opportunity to voice your opinion. ACT NOW
It looks like the Health and Human Services (HHS) has changed it’s mind and will verify income for individuals and families applying for subsidies. Sources of information will include tax filings, Internal Revenue Services (IRS) and Social Security (SSA) data.