White House lowers insulin costs to $35 a month for Medicare enrollees … CMS rule changes aim to increase telehealth access for Medicare Advantage beneficiaries … Sleep disturbances appear to predict...
CMS rule changes aim to increase telehealth access for Medicare Advantage beneficiaries
May 26, 2020
Changes under a recent final rule encourage Medicare Advantage plans to increase their telehealth benefits and plan options for beneficiaries in rural areas.
Operators treating Medicare Advantage enrollees for depression, dementia and frailty are unfairly penalized:...
Feb 11, 2020
Operators who serve a disproportionate share of beneficiaries with these conditions are penalized twice, argue researchers.
CMS announces new ‘innovations’ to Medicare Advantage plans
Jan 22, 2019
The federal government announced a broad array of changes to Medicare Advantage plans last week in hopes it will further pressure providers to up their game in caring for seniors.
New Medicare Advantage rules boost payments to plans, promise drug savings
Apr 04, 2018
Medicare Advantage plans will get 3.4% more in federal payments next year, while beneficiaries can hope for drug prices to decline.
CMS proposes Medicare Advantage and Part D updates, including 1.84% payment increase
Feb 05, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued Medicare Advantage and Part D updates that include an average payment increase of 1.84% and policy changes that include new supplemental benefits...
AHCA warns automatic Medicare Advantage enrollment could ‘significantly impact’ plan sponsors,...
Jan 19, 2018
The American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living said proposed changes in Medicare Advantage in 2019 could hurt beneficiaries in a letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Also in the News for Friday, Jan. 19
Jan 19, 2018
As predicted, HHS announces new division to protect healthcare workers’ “rights of conscience and religious freedom” … Canadian EMTs deliver flu care to nursing homes, heading off...
Medicare Advantage partnership announced
Aug 22, 2017
naviHealth, a Cardinal Health company, will now manage post-acute care for enrollees in the MVP Health Care Medicare Advantage program, the company announced this month.
Justice Department investigating Humana billing practices
Feb 24, 2015
Humana Inc. reports that it is cooperating with a Department of Justice inquiry into whether it exaggerated the severity of elderly patients’ illnesses to generate higher Medicare reimbursements.