303Sep 24, 2013
Medicare and Health Care Policy
Jonathan Blum talked about the Medicare program and the role of insurance plans, as state online health insurance exchange registrations were to begin October 1, 2013.
This program was ...
254Jun 24, 2013
Medicare Drug Prescription Abuse
Officials from the Drug Enforcement Administration, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and Health and Human Services Department testified on prescription drug abuse in the Medicare ...
248Feb 28, 2013
Medicare and Medicaid Modernization
Jonathan Blum testified on Medicare and Medicaid modernization efforts. He said the agency was making progress in implementing changes to the nation’s health care delivery system under ...
868Feb 11, 2013
Medicare experts gave an overview of the Medicare program to congressional staffers. The program began with a 7-minute video on the history and evolution of Medicare. Among the topics the ...
391Oct 4, 2011
Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Abuse
Witnesses testified about fraud and abuse of the prescription drug system in the Medicare Part D program. They focused on the taxpayer costs of such abuse and how it affected the public ...
366Jul 21, 2011
Medicare Drug Costs
Witnesses testified about Medicare prescription drug costs and strategies to lower costs through collective bargaining power. In his remarks, Jonathan Blum said that the Congress must pass new ...
378Dec 20, 2010
Heath Care Law Implementation
Health care analysts and Medicare representatives talked about implementation of the new health care law. Following opening remarks, Judy Fader outlined the recommendation from her report on ...
386Mar 3, 2010
Medicare Prescription Drug Program
Witnesses testified about instances of fraud and abuse in the Medicare prescription drug program (also known as Medicare Part D). Among the issues they addressed were the effectiveness of oversight ...