Medicare Insurance Plans
Report Examines Medicare Spending Issues, Geographic Disparities And Hospital Payments
Monday, 17 June 2013 08:24
The report from the congressional advisory group MedPAC assesses a variety of issues, including penalties that Medicare has recently begun imposing on hospitals and how that affects facilities largely serving poor patients.
CQ HealthBeat: MedPAC Report Tackles Premium Support, Bundling, Readmissions, Site Neutral Payment
This year's version of the...
Viewpoints: Don't Change Course On Medicare Reforms On Medical Equipment Prices; Liberals' Agenda Depends On Cutting Entitlements; Making Hospital Prices Public
Monday, 17 June 2013 08:23
The Washington Post: Medicare Changes Must Be Implemented Now
Marilyn Tavenner has been administrator of Medicare and Medicaid officially for only about a month, but already she faces a policy challenge from Congress. A majority of the House, 145 Republicans and 82 Democrats, wrote to Ms. Tavenner on Wednesday, asking her to delay implementation...
Navigator Headlines: June 17, 2013
Monday, 17 June 2013 06:40
Today's headlines include reports about how states are tackling the implementation of specific provisions of the health law.
Viewpoints: Good News From Medicare Trustees; Medicaid No 'Cure-All' For Access To Care
Friday, 14 June 2013 08:17
A selection of editorials and opinions on health care from around the country.
The Washington Post: Medicare Policy Should Balance Cuts With Quality Care
The 2013 Medicare Trustees Report had some good news. Costs per beneficiary grew just 0.7 percent in 2012, down from a 5.4 percent annual average since 1990. This is the third year of slow...
Immigrants' Health Care Costs Are Hot Topic On Capitol Hill
Friday, 14 June 2013 08:13
Other media reports detail Sen. Ron Wyden's proposal to allow accountable care organizations to focus on the sickest, most costly patients; questions from Rep. Darrell Issa, R.-Calif., about the navigator program's funding; and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's, D-Calif., angry response to a reporter's question about late-term abortions.
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