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By Majestic Rose on 3/29/2016
MORE CHANGES IN THE MEDICARE SYSTEM ARE HERE! 

EVER HEARD OF THE “BUNDLE” SYSTEM?  IF NOT YOU NEED TOO!

The “Bundle” health care system is in effect now in many states across the U.S and is affecting the lives of millions of the elderly.  This program is now in Arizona and will effect everyone’s care going forward.  So what is it?  It is known as the BPCI (Bundled Payments for Care Improvement) initiative.  It’s goal?  To reduce Medicare expenditures while preserving and possibly enhancing the quality of care for the beneficiary.   In the past Medicare made separate payments to providers for individual services provided for a single illness or course of treatment.  This meant every provider was paid based on the quantity (days) versus quality of care they provided for the Medicare beneficiary.  Unfortunately some providers took advantage of the system and extended the stay of the beneficiary to maximize their payment even when it was not truly in the best interest of the beneficiary.  In order to...
By Majestic Rose on 5/8/2011
Communication technology has come along ways in the last few years. It has become easier than ever to add a more personal touch to those long distance relationships. Most of these new options are very affordable and some are even free if you have the right equipment at home. So, for of you out there like my husband and I, that want to tell your mother how much you love her, but have to do so from a long distance, here are a few suggestions to make it a little more personal.