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October 09, 2020

Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plan Earns Positive Federal Review

For the fourth straight year, Kaiser Permanente Hawaiʻi has received five out of five stars from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for its 2021 Medicare plan.
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September 16, 2020

Doctors On Call Maui to Offer 2nd Drive-Up Rapid COVID-19 Testing At The Shops At Wailea

Doctors On Call will be offering drive-up rapid COVID-19 testing on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Shops At Wailea. Patients are asked to remain in their cars where a nurse will conduct the rapid COVID-19 test.
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June 30, 2020

MDX Hawai‘i Online Workshop Series to Highlight Navigating the Complexities of Medicare

Hawaiʻi residents who are turning 65 and be eligible for Medicare or people who are 65+ and about to retire or lose employer medical coverage, or anyone planning for early retirement and want to learn more about how Medicare works, what it covers, when to enroll and how to avoid late enrollment penalties can benefit from these exclusive “Medicare 101” workshops.
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March 17, 2020

Trump Expands Telehealth Benefits Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The Trump Administration today announced expanded Medicare telehealth coverage that will enable Medicare beneficiaries to receive a wider range of healthcare services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility.
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February 04, 2020

Hirono Demands Funding For Earned Benefits

Sen. Mazie Hirono, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and 36 of their colleagues sent a letter to President Trump demanding he retract comments he made about being open to cutting earned benefits like Medicare or Social Security to pay for his tax giveaway to corporations.
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January 30, 2020

Kaiser Permanente Hawai‘i Medicare Plan Top 10 Nationally for Cancer Screening, Diabetes Care

Kaiser Permanente Hawaiʻi’s Medicare plan performed in the top 10 nationally on several measures of quality care, according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance Quality Compass report.
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September 04, 2019

MEO to Host Free Medicare 101 Workshops 

The first workshop will be held on Oct. 9, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and the other will be held on Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 
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August 20, 2019

Office on Aging Warns Against Genetic Testing Fraud in Hawaiʻi

Fraudulent genetic testing representatives are scamming Medicare beneficiaries statewide and across the nation, according to the Hawaiʻi Executive Office on Aging. 
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July 19, 2019

South Maui Doctor Charged with Medicare Fraud

A South Maui doctor has been charged with two counts of healthcare fraud and one count of "Acquiring or Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Misrepresentation, Fraud, Forgery, Deception, and Subterfuge"
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November 27, 2018

Home Health by Hale Makua Celebrates 50 Years on Maui

Since opening its doors in 1968, Home Health by Hale Makua has cared for over 25,000 individuals and provided over one million home visits
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July 13, 2018

Proposal Expands Telehealth Services

The proposal would expand virtual care visits. Sen. Schatz said this will help people stay healthy, lower costs and make the health care system more convenient.
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June 07, 2018

Medicare Rolls Out New Cards in Hawai‘i

Hawaiʻi Attorney General Russell Suzuki joins Medicare officials to discuss the rollout of new Medicare cards to 262,000 beneficiaries in Hawaiʻi.
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August 01, 2017

Bill Would Cut Costs for Hawai‘i Seniors in Medicare Part D

A new bill would allow for Medicare to negotiate the best possible price of prescription drugs, and potentially cut costs for nearly 70,000 Hawaiʻi seniors.
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March 02, 2017

Sen. Schatz Updates: Leadership, Affordable Care and Youth Service Academies

US Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaiʻi has been named the Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs.
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February 23, 2017

“Protect Medicare” Community Meeting in Wailuku

AARP Hawaiʻi is holding a “Protect Medicare” Community Meeting on Monday, Feb. 27, in Wailuku to talk about proposals in Congress to change Medicare in ways that could dramatically increase health care costs and risks for current and future retirees.
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