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Government payments for Medicare Advant...
Published:Mon, 06 Apr 2015 16:08:00 -0700
By Caroline Humer NEW YORK (Reuters) - Payments to health insurers operating Medicare Advantage plans for the elderly and disabled will increase by 1.25 percent in 2016, the U.S. ......
Medicare Bill Helps Doctors and Kids, b...
Published:Mon, 06 Apr 2015 00:38:22 -0700
Bipartisan Medicare bill helps doctors and kids, but many deficit hawks unimpressed by savings......
Govt payments for Medicare Advantage pl...
Published:Mon, 06 Apr 2015 15:54:44 -0700
Payments to health insurers operating Medicare Advantage plans for the elderly and disabled will increase by 1.25 percent in 2016, the U.S. government said on Monday, in response ......
How bill awaiting congressional OK achi...
Published:Mon, 06 Apr 2015 00:20:24 -0700
Details of how the bipartisan bill rewriting Medicare reimbursement of doctors, awaiting congressional approval this month, would squeeze savings from the health care program for ......
Lobbyists push to amend $200B Medicare ...
Published:Tue, 07 Apr 2015 11:48:16 -0700
Juliegrace Brufke WASHINGTON , April 7 (UPI) -- A $200 billion Medicare deal is being threatened by lobbyists pushing to amend the package that would permanently prevent cuts to p......


Government payments for Medicare Advantage plans to rise in 2016
Published:Mon, 06 Apr 2015 16:08:00 -0700  
By Caroline Humer NEW YORK (Reuters) - Payments to health insurers operating Medicare Advantage plans for the elderly and disabled will increase by 1.25 percent in 2016, the U.S. government said on Monday, in response to expected growth in health spending.     The announcement, by a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, comes after the U.S. government proposed a 0.95 ......

Medicare Bill Helps Doctors and Kids, but Deficit Hawks Cool
Published:Mon, 06 Apr 2015 00:38:22 -0700  
Bipartisan Medicare bill helps doctors and kids, but many deficit hawks unimpressed by savings...

Govt payments for Medicare Advantage plans to rise in 2016
Published:Mon, 06 Apr 2015 15:54:44 -0700  
Payments to health insurers operating Medicare Advantage plans for the elderly and disabled will increase by 1.25 percent in 2016, the U.S. government said on Monday, in response to expected growth in health spending. The announcement, by a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, comes after the U.S. government proposed a 0.95 percent cut in payments to insurers in February ......

How bill awaiting congressional OK achieves Medicare savings
Published:Mon, 06 Apr 2015 00:20:24 -0700  
Details of how the bipartisan bill rewriting Medicare reimbursement of doctors, awaiting congressional approval this month, would squeeze savings from the health care program for the elderly:...

Lobbyists push to amend $200B Medicare deal
Published:Tue, 07 Apr 2015 11:48:16 -0700  
Juliegrace Brufke WASHINGTON , April 7 (UPI) -- A $200 billion Medicare deal is being threatened by lobbyists pushing to amend the package that would permanently prevent cuts to physician payments....

Humana expects Medicare Advantage payments to create funding increase
Published:Tue, 07 Apr 2015 06:18:52 -0700  
Humana Inc, a health insurer that manages Medicare Advantage health plans for the elderly and disabled, said on Tuesday that it believes the government's final plan payment rates represent a 0.8 percent increase in funding to it. The government on Monday evening said it would raise payment rates in 2016 to private insurers for the Medicare Advantage plans that they manage by 1.25 percent on ......

Medicare Advantage, drug plan rates get surprise boost of 1.25 percent for 2016
Published:Tue, 07 Apr 2015 09:44:04 -0700  
April 7, 2015 – Medicare Advantage and drug plan insurance providers got a nice surprise from Medicare this morning – a 1.25 percent rate increase for 2016. Earlier the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) had announced it expected a slight decrease for next year....

The Medicare 'Doc Fix' Bill: How Do We Pay For Value-Based Care?
Published:Mon, 06 Apr 2015 23:27:37 -0700  
Medicare is slowly shifting from a ?fee for service? to a ?value-based care? model. The proposed legislation is expensive and estimated to cost $13.5B annually over the next 10 years. In order to make this paradigm shift successful, a number of critical changes must occur....

Will the Medicare ‘Doc Fix’ Lead to Real Entitlement Reform?
Published:Fri, 03 Apr 2015 03:39:00 -0700  
Last week, The House overwhelmingly approved a rare bipartisan deal negotiated by Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) that essentially overhauls the formula for how doctors are reimbursed for treating Medicare patients. The controversial formula dating back to 1997 was meant to slow the growth of heath care costs, but it  proved so draconian that many physicians ......
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