Medicare beneficiaries

Four priorities your health plan must embrace to thrive in the future
Four priorities your health plan must embrace to thrive in the futureHealth plans of the future will focus on consumers: designing products, care and services to support improved health.
Four ways Medicare Part D has affected costs for diabetic patientsUnderstand Medicare Part D’s design and its coverage gap to offer the most affordable prescription drug options for patients.
MACRA final rule could hit healthcare industry hardMACRA, which will further the shift to value-based reimbursement, has industry insiders grappling with the complexities, particularly those related to reporting guidelines for providers.
National diabetes prevention program saves thousands
National diabetes prevention program saves thousandsDiabetes prevention program found to improve quality and reduces healthcare costs. It will now be covered by Medicare in 2017.
CMS' 6 health equity problems: What execs should knowThe Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health, unveiled the first CMS plan to address health equity in Medicare.There are six key priorities of the CMS Equity Plan for Medicare.
Noteworthy Medicare coverage gap: Sjögren's syndromeThere are advocates who say Medicare needs to increase the type of coverage it provides for beneficiaries.
How Medicare's past impacts your plan, system today
How Medicare's past impacts your plan, system todayOn the 50th anniversary of Medicare, a look at the program's past, present, and future.
Glaucoma procedures decreasing among Medicare beneficiaries
Glaucoma procedures decreasing among Medicare beneficiariesDespite an increase in Medicare beneficiaries since 1994, the number of glaucoma-related surgeries has decreased, according to a recent study published in Ophthalmology.
Performance-based pharmacies improve Medicare beneficiary healthMedicare beneficiaries with diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol may achieve better health outcomes when using pharmacies that are part of performance-based networks, according to early results of a pay-for-performance program conducted by SCAN Health Plan and Express Scripts.
Is pharmacy, prescriber lock-in the antidote for Rx abuse?In an effort to curb prescription drug abuse, at least one state has embraced the concept of limiting some people to a specific prescriber and pharmacy for controlled substances. And the concept is also gaining some traction nationally.