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Medigap Plans F and C, which are quite popular among Medicare beneficiaries, will close to new enrollment in 2020. In other Medicare news, federal officials have proposed some changes in home health payment policies, and public health officials ponder a rise in sepsis cases among beneficiaries.
Editorial writers take on a variety of health policy issues, ranging from what’s next for the Affordable Care Act, to whether bipartisan reforms are possible and even who is really to blame.
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Medical groups oppose the move because it could unfairly damage a doctor’s reputation. In other Medicare news, beneficiaries are warned about protecting the new cards coming out next year, and federal officials relax some rules for people in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Hospice care often prompts fear and misunderstanding, but the services provided can lead to less pain and trauma at the end of life.
Part of the problem is that it’s tough for a provider or an insurer to come up with an accurate cost estimate for a particular service.
Opinion writers offer their thoughts on some big-ticket health reform concepts that range from Medicare for all to drug costs.
A selection of opinions on public health issues from around the country.
Accountable care organizations, created by the federal health law, are groups of doctors, hospitals and other health providers that coordinate care to reduce unnecessary federal spending and get to claim a portion of that savings. The report by the inspector general’s office also found that the majority of the 428 ACOs in the shared-savings program improved the quality of care they provided. In other Medicare news, an advisory panel says there is little evidence that weight-loss surgeries work.
Desde modificar la edad de ingreso al Medicare, hasta tener un Medicaid “a la carta”, estas ideas están sonando y generando polémica en los pasillos del Congreso.
As lawmakers look for ways to stabilize the health law marketplaces, a number of ideas — such as expanding who can “buy in” to Medicare and Medicaid or pushing young adults off their parents’ plans into the marketplaces — might come into play.
Opinion writers offer their thoughts on where Obamacare stands now and what should happen next as well as a number of other policy issues. Those include Medicare and Medicaid buy-in ideas, health data privacy and security, and hearing aids.
Insurers sought some relief on the proposals, which are now being evaluated by the Office of Management and Budget. Meanwhile, CBS News offers some tips for consumers thinking about purchasing a Medicare Advantage plan when open enrollment begins in October.
Media outlets report on news from Oregon, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maryland, California, Kansas, Florida, New York, Wisconsin and Ohio.
Doctors have complained about the current process under which patients are primarily assigned retroactively to accountable care organizations. That process will change next year. Also, some doctors are saying they may be left out of the transition to value-based care by new Medicare requirements.
Opinion writers offer their thoughts on a range of health policy issues, from the future of Medicare and how Medicaid expansion is working in states such as Georgia to insurance cost and coverage.
Opinion writers offer their takes on a variety of health policy topics, from the continuing analysis of where the Affordable Care Act stands to issues related to Medicare for all and single-payer health systems.
Editorial writers address a range of health policy issues — including some that touch on topics related to the Affordable Care Act and others that address politics, state-level Medicaid issues and efforts to expand the Medicare program.
The Trump administration’s decision last week to slow down efforts to move to bundled payments for some surgeries has raised concerns. Also, Stat looks at the new Medicare information on hospices
Opinion writers offer their thoughts on the issues facing the health law.