Medicare

Readmissions Program Has Unintended ConsequencesA Medicare program to reduce hospital readmissions may cause problems for some elderly patients.
Five ways Trump’s tax reform will impact healthcareIf signed into law, Trump’s tax reform will have substantive impacts on healthcare organizations and on individuals.
Federal program aimed at reducing readmissions raises concernsA new study has shocking findings about death rates in heart failure patients enrolled in the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program.
Do accountable care organizations save money?New data from CMS show that ACOs succeed at producing quality gains and cost savings, but at least one effort begs to differ.
Why dialing back diabetes treatment is a good ideaA new study has unbelievable findings about treating Medicare patients with diabetes.
Report: Medicare Biosimilar Changes Could Save BillionsA change in reimbursement policy for biosimilar drugs could save CMS billions.
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.