MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD IS OCTOBER 15 THROUGH DECEMBER 7
What is the difference between Medicare with Plan F and Medicare Advantage?

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Journalist Philip Moeller provides answers to your Medicare questions in a series of articles:

Everything You Need to Know About Medicare (Posted October 14, 2015)

RISE QUALITY MEASURES UPDATE (Posted 8/25/2017)
Piedmont Arthritis participates with the American College of Rheumatology RISE registry in order to improve quality.
Click HERE for current MIPS scores as of 8/25/17 and 2017Q1 and 2017Q2 synopsis

FEEDBACK FROM SURVEYS (Posted 8/25/2017)
Piedmont Arthritis participated in the CAHPS Clinician and Group Adult Survey…  Click HERE for a synopsis
We also participated in the HOPE Survey… Click HERE for a synopsis

PALMETTO CLINICAL TRIALS IS CONDUCTING A NEW STUDY (Posted May 2014)
Is your face persistently flushed and/or red? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a clinical research study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of an investigational topical cream for facial redness due to rosacea. Qualified participants must be at least 18 years of age, experience constant redness and/or flushing on their face. Qualified participants will receive all study-related medical care, investigational topical cream or placebo, compensation for time and travel. Health insurance is not necessary to participate. To learn more and to see if you qualify, call Palmetto Clinical Trial Services at 457-1557 or visit www.rosaceaclinicalstudy.com.

DR. HILL NAMED RHEUMATOLOGY MEDICAL HONOREE (Posted December 2013)
The Arthritis Foundation has named Dr. Hill 2013 Rheumatology Medical Honoree for the Upstate. “We are pleased to honor Dr. Hill as a physician who cares tremendously for her patients … She has extensive research experience, and has participated in numerous trials to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of pharmaceuticals to treat those with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.”

NEW HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE (Posted October 2013)
What You Need to Know Before You Enroll. Open enrollment has begun in the new health insurance marketplace. The marketplace, or exchange, is an important part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), designed to simplify the process of shopping for and buying health insurance and applying for assistance. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) offers the following guide to help consumers understand the exchange and explain how it can help you find affordable coverage.