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Friday, 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.
Wednesday, 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.
Tuesday, 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.
Tuesday, 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.
Tuesday, 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.
Thursday, 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.
Wednesday, 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. 
Tuesday, 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. 
Friday, 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”
Tuesday, 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
Friday, 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.
Thursday, 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.
Tuesday, 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.
Thursday, 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.
Thursday, 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.
Monday, January 30, 2017
AARP Hawaiʻi Launches Campaign to Protect Medicare
AARP says the proposal would put 218,975 Hawaiʻi seniors’ benefits at risk and threaten the guarantee of benefits for 268,118 workers in Hawaiʻi, ages 50-64…
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Kaiser Awards $205,000 to Local Nonprofits
Kaiser Permanente Hawaiʻi awarded $205,000 in community benefit grants to local nonprofits working to improve health and wellness in Hawaiʻi.
Thursday, October 06, 2016
Kaiser to Discontinue “Basic” and “Enhanced” Senior Plans on Maui
Kaiser’s “Basic” and “Enhanced” senior plans on Maui will be discontinued. The Basic ($38) and Enhanced ($180) plans will be replaced with the Kaiser Permanente Senior Advantage Maui (HMO), which has a $194 premium.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Legislators Support Expansion of Telehealth Services
The workshop was part of Sen. Schatz’s efforts to promote the adoption and expansion of telehealth technology nationwide, and to highlight his upcoming legislation regarding reimbursement for telehealth services in Medicare.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Hawaii First to Declare Health Insurance Exchange
Hawaii is establishing a state-certified health insurance exchange set to open January 1, 2014.
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