November 1, 2016
A new study seeks to describe the characteristics and health spending of Medicare beneficiaries with physical and cognitive impairments, or PCI, and estimate their likelihood of becoming a Medicaid beneficiary.
September 28, 2016
Medicare Advantage premiums are expected to remain stable next year for about 67 percent of enrollees, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
September 1, 2016
Accountable care organizations, or ACOs, have saved more than $1.29 billion since 2012, according to a statement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
August 18, 2016
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will make changes to the Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design (MA-VBID) mode.
August 3, 2016
Medicare announced the average basic premium for a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan in 2017 is expected to remain “relatively stable” at an estimated $34 per month – an approximate $1.50 increase over the average premium in 2016.
August 2, 2016
Senior living firms are poised for progress with accountable care organizations, ready to engage with these groups of doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers who unite to provide high quality, lower-cost care for Medicare recipients.
June 8, 2016
A long term services and supports catastrophic insurance program could improve the way LTSS needs are financed in the United States, according to a recent Urban Institute study (PDF).
May 19, 2016
The new Medicare system for reimbursing providers outlined in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, or MACRA, may not adequately reward good performance for those providers dealing with residents and patients needing long-term or end-of-life c
May 19, 2016
The Department of Labor this week finalized the “white collar” rule, which increases the salary threshold for workers who qualify for overtime pay. The final rule raises the salary threshold from $455 per week to $913 ($47,476 per year) (which is less tha
February 17, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has finalized a rule requiring a Medicaid enrollee seeking coverage for home health services to meet face-to-face with a practitioner, which may occur via telehealth as implemented by the state.
February 3, 2016
The Congressional Budget Office recently released projections showing Medicare enrollment is expected to grow by more than 30 percent within the next 10 years, concurrently with an increase in the number of the nation’s older adults.
December 2, 2015
Expenditures for new drugs were concentrated among just a few drugs and most were costly for Medicare beneficiaries, shows a new Government Accountability Office investigation.
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