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e-TeleQuote Insurance ranked #113 among 5000 fastest growing privately held companies in the U.S. by Inc. magazine; Revenue growth of 2,908% over the past 3 years

e-TeleQuote Insurance, Inc. earns 113th spot on the 2016 Inc. Magazine 5000 Ranking. The Company also ranked #2 in growth among all insurance sector companies nationwide, #4 in growth among all companies in Tampa Bay region, and #10 in growth among all companies in Florida. Inc. Magazine for the past 35 years has ranked the …more

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CMS Announces New Rules to Reduce Fraud and Abuse in Medicare Part D

The White House has released details about new policies meant to save the federal Medicare program $1.6 billion over the next 10 years by reducing fraud in Medicare Part D. The new requirement will force doctors and other health care providers to register with Medicare if they wish to write prescriptions that will be paid …more

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CMS Innovation Center Reveals ‘Medicare Care Choices Model’ Experiment

On March 18, 2014 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it was starting an experimental project called the “Medicare Care Choices Model.” According to the CMS, the initiative “will provide a new option for Medicare beneficiaries to receive palliative care services from certain hospice providers while concurrently receiving services provided by …more

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House Votes to Delay ObamaCare Tax Penalty by Five Years

The House voted on Friday to delay for five years ObamaCare’s requirement to buy health insurance, the vote was 238-181, with almost all Democrats opposed. The bill now goes to the Senate where it will likely die. Thousands of Medicare Doctors who participate in traditional Medicare face 24 percent pay cuts in April because of …more

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Medicare Part D Changes Get Support from Obama Administration In Face of Stiff Resistance

The Obama white house defended its proposed revamp of the Medicare Part D program on February 25 after a heated response from critics. The prescription drug program benefits medicare beneficiaries and disabled Americans and is provided by private insurers who have been very outspoken about their resistance to the proposed changes. The alterations were first brought …more

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Federal Government Expected to Propose Medicare Cuts

Every year in March, CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), releases reimbursement rates that it agrees to pay insurers for managing privately run, fee-for-service programs. This year insurers are bracing themselves for a proposed cut of around 6 percent. Health insurance executives have been lobbying against the move because they would have no choice …more

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Medicare Payment Error: Millions Inappropriately Spent on Prisoner Medication

A new government report has revealed that lax oversight in the Medicare program has led to $11.7 million dollars being paid to purchase prescription drugs for prisoners. The author of the report, Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG), stated that prisoners usually do not get federal health care benefits like …more

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Medicare Prescription Fraud Forcing CMS to Propose Stricter Penalties and Rules

On Monday, January 6, 2014 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) came out swinging in their fight against fraudulent doctors. Medicare stated its intention to battle prescription drug scams in a ‘Proposed Rule’ that will allow the federal body to control and also ban doctors that are caught in fraudulent prescription practices. The …more

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Medicare Data Reveals 364 Hospitals With Higher Than Average Readmission Rates

Kaiser Health News has highlighted a disturbing trend in its latest report on Medicare patient readmissions. The article uses fresh data from Medicare that tracks hospital readmissions to conclude that country-wide, 8% of hospitals have a higher rate of readmissions than the national average. This means that 364 hospitals that were tracked by Medicare had …more

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Ben Vereen Named e-TeleQuote Spokesperson

Clearwater, FL  (September 23, 2013) — e-TeleQuote Insurance Inc. is pleased to announce that Ben Vereen, Tony-award winning actor, singer, and dancer, has become a spokesperson for e-TeleQuote’s Medicare insurance quoting service.  Mr. Vereen will be featured on television, the Internet, and in the mail, explaining the benefits of calling e-TeleQuote when making key Medicare …more

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