The Number: 23 Million

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...

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The Number: 317 Billion

Chronic disease is prevalent in a huge portion of  the Medicare Advantage population, reportedly 70% of members have at least one chronic condition.  Topping the list is cardiovascular diseases...

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News Summary 7.21.18

Modern Healthcare—CMS proposal to bring clarity to Medicare provider application: The CMS announced revisions to the provider Medicare enrollment application to add coherence and a more logical...

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The Number: 23%

Medicare Advantage beneficiaries had twenty-three (23%) percent fewer inpatient stays than those enrolled in Traditional Fee-for-Service (FFS) Medicare, found a report released this week by Avalere...

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News Summary 7.14.18

New York Times: Irregular and unpredictable drug prices -- A new study analyzed the disparities in drug prices city-to-city across the nation. While some price hikes were unsurprising, like in New...

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The Number: 54%

Fifty-four (54) percent of beneficiaries of Medicare Advantage believe their health plan is working with them to limit out-of-pocket spending, according to a new JD Power consumer survey. This...

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News Summary 7.07.18

CMS.Gov: CMS taking action to modernize Medicare home health -- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced plans to “strengthen and modernize Medicare” by focusing “on...

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News Summary 6.29.18

HealthPayerIntelligence: Low customer satisfaction for Medicare Advantage --Uncoordinated communication and little help managing expenses led to low customer satisfaction for Medicare Advantage....

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The Number: 3%

Just 3 percent of Medicare beneficiaries represent 25 percent of Medicare expenditures. According to a Bloomberg BNA report on June 18, even with this sizable share of funds, the three percent, made...

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