During a Congressional hearing on Wednesday, policy experts debated in their testimonies whether the healthcare reform law's funding cuts to Medicare Advantage insurers will lead to higher costs and lower enrollment.
The Kaiser Family Foundation recently released its 2014 Medicare Advantage Data Spotlight, which paints a wide-angle picture of the Medicare Advantage landscape facing payers and beneficiaries next year.
If the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services stops insurers from adjusting their Medicare Advantage networks and taking other steps to offset federal funding cuts, America's Health Insurance Plans warns benefits could shrink and out-of-pocket costs could grow.
People who research and evaluate Medicare products take the plan-selection process very seriously and spend, on average, 22 hours choosing a plan, according to a national survey of 1,000 Medicare-eligible Americans commissioned by Humana.
Frustrated with the lack of information coming from UnitedHealth, which is cutting about 19 percent of doctors from its Medicare Advantage network in Connecticut, Attorney General George Jepsen is asking the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to get involved.
Aetna is warning a reduction in federal Medicare Advantage payments and the new health insurance tax likely will cut into insurers' earnings next year.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should investigate Humana for repeatedly denying legitimate claims and overcharging members, the Minnesota attorney general announced on Friday.
Doctors are pushing back against UnitedHealth for dropping about 19 percent of doctors from its Medicare Advantage network in Connecticut.
UnitedHealth is cutting its provider network for Medicare Advantage plans available in Connecticut, potentially dropping about 2,250 doctors--or 19 percent of its statewide network--from the plans.
Fewer insurers will participate in the Medicare Advantage program in 2014, primarily because the reform law drops payments to companies providing the plans, according to a new analysis from Avalere Health.