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McKinsey: Up to $250B of US health spending could become virtual

Jun 02, 2020 (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
A recent report analyzing claims data identified virtual-care use cases estimates that could comprise roughly 20% of all Medicare, Medicaid and commercial spend across outpatient, office and home...
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Democratic Super PAC Uses Familiar Political Play To Hit Trump On Medicare

Jun 02, 2020 , Kaiser Health News
This is a tactic that we’ve seen before....
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House Democrats launch inquiry into Medicare stimulus payouts

May 30, 2020 , Reuters
Two U.S. House of Representatives Democrats on Friday launched an inquiry into whether the Health and Human Services Department misdirected billions of dollars in coronavirus stimulus money to healthcare providers facing criminal or civil fraud investigations....
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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Still Seeking A Federal Coronavirus Strategy

May 29, 2020 , Kaiser Health News
Democrats were not impressed with the Trump administration’s COVID-19 national testing strategy document submitted to Congress this week. They say the pandemic requires more direction from the federal government, while the administration wants to give nearly all the responsibility to the states. Meanwhile, in an effort to shore up his base of senior voters, President Donald Trump has unveiled a plan to limit what those on Medicare must pay out-of-pocket for insulin. Anna Edney of Bloomberg...
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Medicare Recipients May Get Insulin at $35 Per Month

May 28, 2020 , WebMD
Beginning next year, people on some Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage Plans who need insulin will be able to access the lifesaving medication for just $35 a month, according to a new plan announced by the White...
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White House Announces Plan for Medicare Recipients to Get Insulin at $35 Per Month

May 28, 2020 , MedicineNet
Title: White House Announces Plan for Medicare Recipients to Get Insulin at $35 Per MonthCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/27/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/27/2020 12:00:00...
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Medicaid Providers At The End Of The Line For Federal COVID Funding

May 19, 2020 , Kaiser Health News
Congress authorized $100 billion for health care providers to help reimburse them for losses linked to the coronavirus pandemic. But the majority of that funding so far has gone to hospitals, doctors and other facilities that serve Medicare patients. Providers primarily serving low-income Medicaid populations and children have been largely left...
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Exclusive: U.S. coronavirus stimulus went to some healthcare providers facing criminal inquiries

May 02, 2020 , Reuters
Eager to bolster the healthcare system during the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. government last month sped $30 billion in stimulus payments to most healthcare providers that billed Medicare last year....
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Ob/Gyns, Peds, Other PCPs Seeking COVID-19 Financial Relief

May 01, 2020 , WebMD
Many of these physicians are being left out of federal relief funds that so far have been targeted by Medicare...
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COVID-19 Daily: Doc Suspended, No More Advance Medicare Pay

Apr 29, 2020 , WebMD
These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about...
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Surprise Air Ambulance Bills Are More Eye-Popping To Individuals, But Overall Ground Transportation Is More Expensive

Apr 18, 2020 , Kaiser Health News
Although Congress has focused much attention on air ambulance bills, the cost of normal ground emergency transportation is a more wide-spread issue. In other health industry news: ambulatory surgery centers, Medicare payments for inpatient rehab, and fees for a cancer...
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Biden’s ‘Medicare At 60’ Targets Early Retirees And The Unemployed

Apr 13, 2020 , Forbes
Joe Biden’s Medicare at 60 proposal could be popular among early retirees who leave employment or have been forced out of their jobs before the age of...
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Furor Erupts: Billions Going To Hospitals Based On Medicare Billings, Not COVID-19

Apr 11, 2020 , Kaiser Health News
In the first round of emergency relief, some states will get more than $300,000 per COVID-19 patient, while hard-hit New York gets just $12,000 per...
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COVID-19 Is Making Psychiatric Treatment Tougher

Apr 10, 2020 , WebMD
Because not everyone has access to a computer or fast internet service, the American Psychiatric Association recently asked the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to ease requirements and allow telephone...
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CMS Finalizes 2021 Rate Increases for Medicare Advantage

Apr 09, 2020 , WebMD
CMS will continue phasing in new risk-adjustment methodology; because of the COVID-19 crisis, the agency will suspend quality data reporting for star...
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Industry Roundup: A Medicare Advantage Pay Bump; Hospitals’ Partnerships With Local Agencies; Social Safety Nets And Health

Apr 08, 2020 , Kaiser Health News
CMS has finalized a bump for Medicare Advantage plans that's a good deal higher than the agency's initial proposal that met with fierce industry opposition. Meanwhile, researchers look at a variety of factors when it comes to spending and safety nets....
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Medicare Flexes And Changes To Meet The COVID-19 Challenges

Apr 07, 2020 , Forbes
Medicare has made some rapid and important modifications to both regular Medicare and Medicare Advantage programs in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Here is what you need to...
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CMS to Front Medicare Payments to Physicians for 3 Months

Apr 02, 2020 , WebMD
The aim is to support cash flow during the COVID-19 emergency; providers will have to start repaying Medicare after a 120-day grace...
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Control of COVID-19 in Nursing Homes Guidelines (2020)

Apr 02, 2020 , WebMD
2020 guidelines on infection control and prevention of COVID-19 in nursing homes by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services...
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UnitedHealthcare Latest To Waive Patient Out-Of-Pocket Costs For Coronavirus Treatment

Apr 01, 2020 , Forbes
UnitedHealth Group’s UnitedHealthcare is “waiving member cost-sharing for the treatment of COVID-19” through May 31 for its fully-insured commercial, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid plans.”...
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