Tag archive for ‘Medicare’
By and On Friday, January 13th, 2017

Trump’s Health Secretary Nominee Sought Special Treatment For Industry Donors

Alex Wong/Getty ImagesWASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 30: U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) speaks at the Brookings Institution November 30, 2016 in Washington, DC. President-elect Donald Trump has picked Rep. Price to More...

By and On Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Medicare spending $9B on hepatitis C drugs

Medicare spending on breakthrough medications for hepatitis C will nearly double this year, passing $9 billion, according to new government figures. That’s raising insurance costs for all beneficiaries, whether More...

By and On Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

CMS launches drug spending dashboard amid mounting tension on costs

More Medicare beneficiaries were prescribed AstraZeneca’s cholesterol drug Crestor than any other prescription medication last year, but the government spent 20% more on Sovaldi, Gilead’s new blockbuster More...

By On Thursday, December 10th, 2015

African-Americans most likely to stop taking meds in Medicare Part D’s coverage gap

NY Times Medicare Part D provides help to beneficiaries struggling with the cost of prescriptions drugs, but the plan’s coverage gap hits some populations harder than others, particularly African-Americans More...

By and On Monday, December 7th, 2015

Health plan provider directory data should be updated monthly for the patient’s sake

In today’s market, there is really no excuse for having inaccurate information in provider directories for months. On Nov. 13, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services updated guidance in the More...

By On Sunday, June 7th, 2015

Medicare Payment Data Expose Doctors And Hospital Reimbursement Patterns

The Wall Street Journal digs into the trove of Medicare billing data just released by CMS and in a variety of stories reports on a California doctor’s heavy billing for an unusual procedure, a “self-referral” More...

By On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

A New Study Examines How Medicare Advantage Billing Adds to Humana’s Value

Politico Pro reports on a new study examining Medicare Advantage billing practices, while The Wall Street Journal notes that the Advantage program adds to Humana’s value.  More...

By On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Medicare Billing Data Details How Billions Of Health Care Dollars Are Spent

News outlets analyzed the Medicare data for 2013, breaking down spending based on hospital procedures, physician specialties and other types of care.  More...

By and On Monday, May 18th, 2015

Accountable Care Enrollees to Triple by 2020

National Center for Policy Analysis — David Muhlestein of Leavitt Partners predicts that the number of patients enrolled in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) will rise from 23.5 million today to 72 million More...

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