Medicare

Medicare Advantage vs. specialized Medicare Advantage plans: Outcome effectsAvalere Health analysis has intriguing results about beneficiaries enrolled in diabetes-focused chronic condition special needs plans.
Removing DIR Fees Could Save Billions
Removing DIR Fees Could Save BillionsA study commissioned by the NCPA shows the effect of DIR fees.
ACA repeal failure: 5 action items for healthcare execsNow that the Graham-Cassidy bill has failed, here’s what healthcare executives should do to plan for 2018.
Beta blockers not needed for heart attack survivors taking these drugsA new study has shocking results about beta blocker use in heart-attack survivors.
Five ways health plans can encourage telemedicine useA new HealthMine survey sheds light on how payers can better connect Medicare members to their health plan.
How EHR capabilities will affect Medicare quality payRegulators are providing flexibility when it comes to system upgrades, but functionality questions remain
New Website Reveals DIR Fee Problems
New Website Reveals DIR Fee ProblemsNASP takes aim at DIR fees.
Opinion: Medicare for all: Imminent or pipe dream?As the nation debates the future of our healthcare system, one idea gaining attention is a “Medicare-for-all” single-payer national health insurance plan.
Acne, rosacea meds more expensive for Medicare patients seeing specialistsPatients on Medicare who receive prescriptions for acne and rosacea from specialists pay more for those medications than they would from a primary care physician, according to results of a new study.
Top three patient care essentialsOak Street Health co-founder tells AHIP 2017 attendees about its novel approach to patient care.