Topic: Medicare Advantage
Kaiser's Medicare Advantage plans averaged an overall score of 4.8, boosted by four five-star plans.
Providers are devising ways to better care for seniors, but fee-for-service Medicare stands in the way, experts say.
Medicare plans like Humana and UnitedHealthcare are shifting their financial exposure from costly patients to physician management companies.
Proposed changes to the federal ACO model would cut the knees out from under the program, board members of the National Association of ACOs said.
The collaboration will allow Heritage's thousands of providers to spend more time with patients, the insurer said.
New online tools let Medicare beneficiaries compare plan costs based on health status and location. But what about seniors who aren't as "plugged in"?
Medicare Advantage premiums will reach a three-year low average of $28 in 2019, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
The HHS OIG recommended that CMS become significantly more involved in overseeing Medicare Advantage organizations following a recent report.
Arkansas officials announce early results from Medicaid work requirements, plus more payer headlines from around the web.
Watchdog agency GAO stopped short of making a specific recommendation to CMS to do anything about inaccurate risk adjustment models.