The Number: 189%

What will the population of America look like in 2050 – and how will that affect the cost of Medicare? That’s one of the questions Politico looked at in a recent article by Tucker...

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News Summary: 09.16.2018

Politico: Programs provide services outside of typical health care sphere-Commonwealth Care Alliance, a nonprofit out of Massachusetts believes, “the best way to treat a patient’s health problems...

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The Number: 70

Medicare-for-all has been in the news for weeks and months, especially leading up to the 2018 midterm elections in November. So, how much does the public know about Medicare-for-all – and what do...

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News Summaries: 09.09.2018

PBS: Sort Out Medicare Questions Before November:As open enrollment and the midterm elections approach, it is important to get the right answers to the questions concerning Medicare and health ahead...

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New Summaries: 08.26.18

Fortune: Walmart and Anthem partner to reach Medicare Advantage patients: Walmart and Anthem announce a new program with the belief that they can make healthcare more accessible and affordable. “We...

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The Number: 74%

What’s the future of Medicare Advantage? It’s a question many constituencies are increasingly curious about – and working to change. From politicians on both sides of the aisle to the seniors who...

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New Summaries: 08.19.18

Health Affairs: Step therapy’s introduction and concerns-“This is one of the more significant actions the administration has taken on drug pricing to date,” though there are at least three...

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The Number: $375 Million

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, has announced plans this week to invest $375 million in healthcare start-up Oscar Health. This is the “latest big bet on the privatization of...

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The Number: 83

The challenge for Medicare Advantage plans is to educate members on how, when and where to use telehealth. A $40-$50 telehealth visit, versus an in-person visit for a routine procedure, could mean...

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New Summary: 8.10.18

HHS: HHS allows Medicare price negotiations based on Trump Administration proposal: “By allowing Medicare Advantage plans to negotiate for physician-administered drugs like private-sector insurers...

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The Number: 16

Just sixteen percent (16%) of Medicare plan members with chronic conditions said they had a follow-up on quality of care after a provider visit, as reported to HealthMine in a recent study.  Only...

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