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Covering Medicare: Free training on care, costs, and consequences

health careA group of writers and editors covering heath issues have banded together to help educate other journalists about seismic shifts no the horizon for Medicare.

On Oct. 2, 2012, The Medicare NewsGroup, in partnership with the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation, will host a free regional symposium for journalists on the basics of Medicare reform, economics, policies and quality initiatives.

This daylong event will be held on the campus of the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor. Attendees will learn about the most pressing Medicare issues from industry experts. Speakers come from AARP Michigan, the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation, the University of Michigan Health System and the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

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Covering Medicare: Care, Costs, Control and Consequences
October 2, 2012
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Organizers at The Medicare NewsGroup say the group was created to be a resource to help clear up confusion in the coverage of Medicare. Their website say the group is an independent resource created by journalists for journalists.

About the Author

I am digital director at the Reynolds Center for Business Journalism, which I joined in 2009. Before that I was Online Community Manager for azcentral, the online site for The Arizona Republic. Before arriving in Arizona, I worked at Newsday where I was Deputy Business Editor. I was the small business editor at BusinessWeek Online. I teach journalists to use Twitter, Facebook and other social media tools to expand and manage their networks. And I am a cofounder of #wjchat, a weekly Twitter chat about web journalism. You can reach me at Email: Robin.Phillips@BusinessJournalism.org OR RobinJPhillips.com OR @RobinJP

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Medicare is mainly for this purposes as to cover the cost&coverage mainly.

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