Medicare trustees: Hospital fund set to run out by 2026 

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Medicare’s Hospital Insurance Trust Fund is set to run out in the next seven years, according to a new report.

Seven Years Until Fiscal Cliff of Medicare Hospital Insurance Trust Fund

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The Medicare Board of Trustees released their annual report (249 page download) on the state and stability of the program and two main trust funds, the Hospital Insurance Trust fund and its Supplementary Medical Insurance (SMI) Trust Fund. The report projects that the Hospital Insurance Trust fund, which pays out for beneficiaries’ inpatient hospital care is set to start running out of money by 2026 in which it will only be able to afford 89 percent of its total cost.

CMS BLOG: Medicare for All? Just another name for a government-run, single payer system

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CMS BLOG: Medicare for All? Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services . Medicare Part C. Medicare Part D. Medicare for All? When listening to those advocating ‘Medicare for All’ it’s good to be skeptical about their promises. As head of the agency that serves over 58 million Medicare beneficiaries, I deal first-hand with the challenges of government run healthcare. Medicare for All’ is Obamacare on steroids.

Modernizing Medicare to Take Advantage of the Latest Technologies

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Modernizing Medicare to Take Advantage of the Latest Technologies. Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Modernizing Medicare to Take Advantage of the Latest Technologies. economy, and by 2026 the CMS Office of the Actuary projects that one in every five dollars spent in America will be spent on healthcare. As part of President Trump’s commitment to strengthening Medicare, we are leaning in to innovation to help drive efficiency and lower costs.

“Pathways to Success,” an Overhaul of Medicare’s ACO Program

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“Pathways to Success,” an Overhaul of Medicare’s ACO Program. Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Medicare Parts A & B. Pathways to Success,” an Overhaul of Medicare’s ACO Program. Today the Trump Administration announced our overhaul of the program for Accountable Care Organizations, or “ACOs,” in Medicare. ACOs serve a large number of Medicare beneficiaries – over 10.4 Jeremy.Booth@c…. Fri, 12/21/2018 - 13:09. Seema Verma.

The $4 Trillion Health Economy of 2020

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Three factors will drive healthcare costs to 2026: prices for medical goods and services, changes in income growth, and shifting enrollment from private health insurance to Medicare — driven by the aging of Boomers.

Hearing aid pricing and weak insurance – older adults lose out

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The field is growing , no doubt in parallel to the aging baby boomer population, but it is a very small field that is projected to produce only 3100 new jobs by 2026. What is really worrisome is that hearing aids, which correct a condition that can cause substantial health issues, including fall risks and dementia, which are costs to Medicare, are considered an ‘elective’ device. A wheelchair or scooter can be covered by Medicare with a doctor’s note.

As Medical Cost Trend Remains Flat, Patients Face Growing Health Consumer Financial Stress

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Even with moderating medical trend growth, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) expect that healthcare spending will account for 20% of the U.S. economy by 2026. When it comes to healthcare costs, lines that decline over time are generally seen as good news.

6 Ways to Drive Higher Medicaid Reimbursement with Telemedicine

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That number will rise to 82 million by 2026. Schedule them for telemedicine visits while you reserve your exam rooms for commercial and Medicare patients. Almost a third of physicians don’t accept Medicaid patients.

Weekender 6/8/18

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Medicare trustees, most of whom are Republican government officials, say the White House’s elimination of the individual mandate and the Independent Payment Advisory Board as well as its tax cuts will cause its hospital insurance trust fund to be depleted in 2026. Weekly News Recap.

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Better Data Will Serve as the Foundation in Modernizing the Medicaid Program

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Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. annually over the next 10 years to reach over $1 trillion by 2026. Better Data Will Serve as the Foundation in Modernizing the Medicaid Program. Jeremy.Booth@c…. Tue, 10/02/2018 - 15:36. Seema Verma. Topic. Medicaid & CHIP. Better Data Will Serve as the Foundation in Modernizing the Medicaid Program. Between 2013 and 2016, Federal spending on Medicaid grew by over $100 billion.