Reported by Elite Traveler the Private Jet Lifest

first_imgReported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineAir Partner, the world renowned aircraft charter provider, has the definitive gift solution for savvy air travellers this Christmas – the Air Partner JetCard – which will appeal to any holidaymaker who has become exasperated with the whole scheduled air travel experience.And for every JetCard purchased this month (November) the company is giving away an extra hour of flight time as it launches its Winter Escapes offer. That’s 26 hours in the air with prices from €820 an hour per person. JetCard clients enjoy world-class travel by private jet and determine their own travel itineraries for the all-inclusive fixed price.“Now in its sixth year, JetCard offers the best access to the widest range of aircraft of any jet card on the market today,” says David Macdonald, Air Partner’s Director of Private Jets. “Whether it’s an escape for some winter sun in destinations such as the Maldives or Barbados, or to enjoy snow sports in European resorts like Verbier or Courchevel, our JetCard transforms the journey into a wonderful and relaxing experience.”JetCard holders can choose from very light, light, midsize, super midsize, large or global cabin jets and can switch between aircraft categories to suit their needs. Aircraft availability is guaranteed and there are no additional positioning costs, no monthly management fees, no peak day restrictions and no extra fuel or airport surcharges. Prices for a 25-hour card range from €4,320 per hour for a four-seat Citation Mustang to €15,400 for a 14-seat Global Express. Return trips and tours qualify for discounts, flight credit never expires and unused airtime can be refunded. A dedicated team of account managers is on hand to make the whole experience effortless. Once destination, airports and timings are determined, Air Partner takes care of every detail to ensure passengers travel in comfort, without any of the hassle, delays and frustration increasingly associated with commercial airlines.www.airpartner.comlast_img read more

Medicare Part B Still A Target For Fraud Federal Watchdog Says

first_img The watchdog office at HHS warned Tuesday that the Medicare Part D program is still vulnerable to fraud and called out CMS for not taking recommended steps to crack down on potential problems. The Office of Inspector General also released a report identifying more than 1,400 pharmacies with suspicious billing patterns that accounted for $2.3 billion in prescription drug submissions to the Part D program last year. These pharmacies, most independently owned, merit further scrutiny, the OIG said. (Norman, 6/23) Modern Healthcare: CMS Must Do More To Stop Medicare Part D Fraud, OIG Says ProPublica: Fraud Still Plagues Medicare Drug Program, Watchdog Finds Politico Pro: OIG Warns Medicare Part D Still Susceptible To Fraud Medicare Part B Still A Target For Fraud, Federal Watchdog Says Two reports from the HHS Office of the Inspector General highlight the program’s questionable billing patterns and urge the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to do more to protect Medicare Part B. center_img This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription. Two new federal reports shine a light on questionable billing patterns across the country in regards to Medicare Part D and urge the CMS to do more to protect the program. The reports, released Tuesday by HHS’ Office of Inspector General, come days after federal officials announced charges against 44 people across the country for fraud in Medicare Part D, which is Medicare’s drug benefit program. Those charges represented the first large-scale, federal effort to focus on Medicare Part D fraud—an effort many say is likely to continue. (Schencker, 6/23) Fraud and abuse continue to dog Medicare’s popular prescription drug program despite a bevy of initiatives launched to prevent them, according to two new reports by the inspector general of Health and Human Services. The release follows the arrests of 44 pharmacy owners, doctors and others, who last week were accused of bilking the program, known as Part D. (Ornstein, 6/23) last_img read more