The Number: 74% of Medicare Spending On Beneficiaries with Four or More Chronic Conditions

The Number: 74% of Medicare Spending On Beneficiaries with Four or More Chronic Conditions

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 will be most affected by the developments, Medicare Advantage is a major...
The Number:  Google Parent  Alphabet to Invest in Start-Up Oscar Health

The Number: Google Parent Alphabet to Invest in Start-Up Oscar Health

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 Medicare,” writes Bruce Japsen of Forbes. The investment comes on the heels of...
The Number: 16% of Medicare Plan Members with Chronic Conditions Seek More Provider Follow-Up

The Number: 16% of Medicare Plan Members with Chronic Conditions Seek More Provider Follow-Up

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 ten percent (10%) of plan members surveyed said their health plan...
The Number: 23 Million People Estimated to have Prediabetes; Prevention is a Growing Priority of Medicare

The Number: 23 Million People Estimated to have Prediabetes; Prevention is a Growing Priority of Medicare

Beyond the estimated 30 million people who have diabetes is another 23 million estimated to have prediabetes – defined as elevated blood sugar levels putting them at heightened risk of developing type 2 diabetes. A subset of the 23 million are those on Medicare....