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Aging in Rural Oklahoma — The Impact of Depopulation on Rural...

By Cale R. Maddy, Esq. Oklahoma is experiencing a quiet trend which if unchanged will have substantial economic costs and will change the rural landscape...

Medicare’s Limited Income NET Program to Limit Opioid Scripts to 30...

Medicare has initiated a change in its Limited Income Newly Eligible Transition (NET) Program which restricts certain opioid prescriptions to 30 days or less. The...

New Medicare Cards Coming in April 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Dec. 21, 2017, began emailing medicare beneficiaries regarding the eventual paper mailing of new Medicare...

54 Okla. Counties with High Opioid Rx Rates Among Medicare Beneficiaries

Oklahoma’s population of Medicare Part C and Part D beneficiaries had the fourth highest opioid prescription rate among states in 2015.  Of Oklahoma’s 77...

OHCA Releases Numbers on Children Enrolled in SoonerCare

The Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) released a number of reports on December 14th summarizing, among other things, the number of Oklahomans enrolled in...

Part B Premium Remains Constant, Part A Amounts See Mild Increases

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Announced Friday, Nov. 17th, that Part B premiums for most Medicare beneficiaries will remain unchanged at $134...

Medicare Quality Measure Ratings for Oklahoma Nursing Homes

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released data in October rating nursing homes and other long-term care facilities and skilled nursing facilities. The...

Medicare Staff Ratings for Oklahoma Nursing Homes

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released data in October rating nursing homes and other long-term care facilities and skilled nursing facilities. The...

Medicare Health Inspection Ratings for Oklahoma Nursing Homes

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released data in October rating nursing homes and other long-term care facilities and skilled nursing facilities. The...

Medicare Overall (5-Star) Rating for Oklahoma Nursing Homes

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released data in October rating nursing homes and other long-term care facilities and skilled nursing facilities. The...