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Price increases, not a larger senior population, are responsible for exploding healthcare costs: analystsNovember 13, 2013
Escalating healthcare costs in the United States cannot be pinned on an aging population demanding more services for chronic conditions. Instead, higher costs are primarily the result of price increases, according to a new analysis in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
States around the Gulf of Mexico and in the Rust Belt face the highest post-acute care costs in the nation, according to Medicare data released Monday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Federal health officials have agreed to changes in Medicare coverage rules that would make it easier for beneficiaries with chronic conditions to qualify for nursing home stays, outpatient therapy and home healthcare services, according to reports.
Effective oversight is the key to ensuring access to care for states using managed care organizations for elderly and disabled Medicaid enrollees, a new report suggests.
Medicare advocates are concerned about the speed with which the federal government is implementing care coordination plans for dual eligibles, according to reports.
As the trajectory of long-term care costs rises, experts on funding gave varying approaches on how to achieve savings at a Senate hearing.
Medicare should reimburse for medical nutrition therapy (MNT) — or consultations with a registered dietician — to prevent and treat chronic health conditions such as hypertension, obesity, cancer and renal disease.
The Department of Health and Human Services this week released $27 million in stimulus package grants for state programs to help seniors manage chronic conditions.
There needs to be better coordination of care for those with chronic conditions, argued Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) at Thursday's healthcare summit.
A new report released Thursday by Georgetown University researchers, in association with The SCAN Foundation, presents four possible options for including long-term care services and supports in reform legislation.