Growing Support for Medicare for All – But Do People Really Understand What It Means?

Health Populi

Let’s start with the Morning Consult poll results, which compare support for Medicare for All from January 2019 and August 2019. the party’s loudest supporter of Medicare for All. adults surveyed, 50% believed that Medicare is free.

A Profile of People in Medicare Advantage Plans – HealthMine’s Survey of “Digital Immigrants”

Health Populi

There are over 60 million enrollees in Medicare in 2019, and fully one-third are in Medicare Advantage plans. Medicare is adding 10,000 new beneficiaries every day in the U.S. Younger Medicare beneficiaries are more digitally engaged (connected) than their older peers.

Health Care and the Democratic Debates – Part 1 – Medicare For All, Rx Prices, Guns and Mental Health

Health Populi

Elizabeth Warren assertively and transparently backed Bernie Sander’s Medicare for All proposal. Let’s take on pharma, allow negotiations of prices under Medicare.

Talk to Me About My Health, Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries Tell J.D. Power

Health Populi

Cost is the major reason why Medicare Advantage plan beneficiaries switch plans, but people who switch also tend to have lower satisfaction scores based on non-cost factors. Power’s 2019 Medicare Advantage Plan Study.

Medicare Appeals Backlog Reduced 20%

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Medicare Advantage organizations (MAOs) continue to do a poor job of maintaining accurate provider directories—and it’s landing some in hot water with the federal government. The post Medicare Appeals Backlog Reduced 20% appeared first on BHM Healthcare Solutions.

Health Care and the Democratic Debates – Round 2 – Battle Royale for M4All vs Medicare for All Who Want It – What It Means for Industry

Health Populi

Sanders, noting his call for big new government benefits like universal health care through Medicare for All and free college tuition. Senator Harris, too, mentioned government benefits like free college and Medicare for All as her health plan preference.

Telemedicine Coverage Through Medicare

VSee

Thankfully, Medicare has made strides to help seniors get the doctor visits they need, even if. Featured Post Tips & Techniques cms telemedicine elderly care insurance Medicare and Medicaid telemedicine senior care telehealth for seniorsBeing able to get to and from doctor visits can become challenging the older we get, especially if it’s a specialist visit out of town. This is unfortunate since as we age, we may require visits more often.

Medicare ACOs Improving Care Coordination With Health IT, But Still Have Work To Do

Healthcare IT Today

A recent study by the HHS Office of Inspector General suggests that Medicare ACOs coordinate care more effectively when they have the right health IT tools in place, particularly when ACO members share one EHR platform and have access to a robust HIE.

CMS launches first-ever consumer-facing app, for Original Medicare beneficiaries

Mobi Health News

The app lets those on Medicare search for products and services to see if they are covered

Medicare diabetes program’s paltry numbers

Morning eHealth

Cerner snaps up AbleVets — Progress on SDOH data standards

How Does Medicare Cover Telemedicine?

Electronic Health Reporter

Roberts, a Medicare insurance expert and co-founder, Boomer Benefits. The article How Does Medicare Cover Telemedicine? Roberts Medicare Part B outpatient coverage Part C Medicare Advantage plan Patient co-pays and co-insurance under Part B telehealth telemedicine

Seniors Satisfied With Medicare Supplemental Plan

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Medicare Advantage organizations (MAOs) continue to do a poor job of maintaining accurate provider directories—and it’s landing some in hot water with the federal government. Financial Medicare and Medicaid Medicaid Medicare payment models Value Based Payments

Study suggests Medicare overpaying $1.28B annually to support residency programs

FierceHealthIT

Medicare is overpaying for graduate medical education—the money used to train residents—which could be used to address physician shortages, according to a new study

CMS gets new powers to go after Medicare, Medicaid fraudsters

FierceHealthIT

CMS issued a final rule that gives the agency new powers to combat Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP waste and fraud

Medicare for All and more

Morning eHealth

RUSH Act back — Usability migraines continue

Telemedicine CEO pleads guilty in $424 million Medicare fraud scheme

Henry Kotula

The Justice Department in April brought charges against 24 defendants including Stockett for their role in a $424 million conspiracy to defraud Medicare and receive illegal kickbacks. Medicare paid brace suppliers more than $200 million for these claims, according to the Justice Department.

New CMS ruling expands telehealth access to Medicare Advantage patients

Mobi Health News

The new ruling will expand access geographical and plans will have more flexibility in payment models.

Poll: 70% support adding dental coverage to Medicare

FierceHealthIT

A new poll found that 70% of people agree dental benefits should be included in Medicare, as few Medicare Advantage plans include it as an extra benefit

CMS finalizes Medicare Advantage and Part D Payment Policies

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Medicare Advantage organizations (MAOs) continue to do a poor job of maintaining accurate provider directories—and it’s landing some in hot water with the federal government. Under the rule, Medicare Advantage health plans will see a 2.53

Medicare Plan Could Save $73 Billion

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Medicare Advantage organizations (MAOs) continue to do a poor job of maintaining accurate provider directories—and it’s landing some in hot water with the federal government. or Canada, Medicare could have saved nearly $73 billion in 2018, according to a new study published in Health Affairs. For the study, researchers analyzed 79 medicines that Medicare Part D spent the most on that did not have competition from lower-cost generic alternatives.

Nearly Half of Adults Unfamiliar with ‘Medicare for All’

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Medicare Advantage organizations (MAOs) continue to do a poor job of maintaining accurate provider directories—and it’s landing some in hot water with the federal government. 13-16, 2018, surveyed 1,021 interviewees on their perception of Medicare for All proposals.

CMS To Run Pilot Giving Providers Access To Medicare Claims Data

Healthcare IT Today

CMS FHIR API Health Data Sharing Healthcare Interoperability hl7 Medicare Claims Data MyHealthEDataIn another step in fleshing out its interoperability efforts, CMS has announced plans to launch a pilot program giving clinicians access to claims data.

Medicare Next Generation ACO Model Telehealth Expansion Waiver

Telebehavioral Health Institute

As previously discussed, in the United States traditional fee-for-service system of Medicare, use of the telehealth benefit is limited to rural Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA).

Medicare Advantage insurtech startup Clover Health raises $500M

Mobi Health News

The Greenoaks Capital-led round is expected to close within the next couple of weeks

Study: More Medicare Patients Dying At Home

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: The growth of Medicare Advantage as a program (it accounts for a third of Medicare enrollees and spending), and the 9.3% The growth of Medicare Advantage as a program (it accounts for a third of Medicare enrollees and spending), and the 9.3%

CMS finalizes rule for remote patient monitoring reimbursement under Medicare

Mobi Health News

CMS Administrator Seema Verma said that the remote monitoring change and others would promote care innovation and reduce provider burden

Most U.S. Voters Support Building on the ACA, Not Medicare For All, As Fewer Americans Have Insurance Coverage

Health Populi

There’s another major finding the Democratic Presidential candidates should keep in mind: only 14% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning Independents would only vote for a candidate who would replace the ACA with Medicare for All.

In Wednesday’s second Democratic debate, 7 of 10 candidates support Medicare for All

Henry Kotula

Seven support Medicare for All. Unlike many of his Democratic rivals, Biden does not support full Medicare for All. As in Medicare, costs would be reduced through negotiating for lower prices from hospitals and other providers. [link].

Big changes are coming to Medicare reimbursement for connected health

Mobi Health News

At HIMSS19, ACT | The App Association's Brian Scarpelli will lay out the details of what he calls a "sea change" in CMS' policy toward remote patient monitoring

Humana raises 2019 guidance as Medicare Advantage enrollment grows

FierceHealthIT

Humana is projecting that an additional 480,000 to 500,000 people will enroll in its Medicare Advantage plans this year

Medicare Advantage Organizations Overturned 75% of Their Denials

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Medicare Advantage organizations (MAOs) continue to do a poor job of maintaining accurate provider directories—and it’s landing some in hot water with the federal government. Financial Medicare and Medicaid Medicaid Medicare payment models Value Based Payments

Wasted: $1 of Every $4 Spent on Health Care In America

Health Populi

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) forecasts that prescription drug spending will be the fastest-growing cause of rising health spending by 2027. A study in JAMA published this week analyzed research reports that have measured waste in the U.S.

CMS launches Medicare info mobile app

Morning eHealth

Optum comes back swinging in employment war — Comments on EHRs and clinician burden

EHR 117

eHealth: Medicare Advantage premiums drop 33% during latest enrollment period

FierceHealthIT

A new report from eHealth looks at the costs and reactions from enrollees of Medicare’s latest open enrollment period

Trump to sign executive order giving MA more flexibility, improve Medicare

FierceHealthIT

President Donald Trump will sign an executive order to give Medicare Advantage plans more flexibility and reduce regulations for certain medical professionals

Medicare Advantage Plans Grow With Star Ratings

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Medicare Advantage organizations (MAOs) continue to do a poor job of maintaining accurate provider directories—and it’s landing some in hot water with the federal government. Financial Medicare and Medicaid Medicaid Medicare payment models Value Based Payments

Industry Voices—If you build It, Medicare coverage should come

FierceHealthIT

Countless medical devices and other healthcare technologies are forced to languish when they are authorized for sale by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) but not covered by Medicare.

Patients Growing Health Consumer Muscles Expect Digital Services

Health Populi

Do not assume that older people, and especially “younger older” Medicare members between 65 and 74 don’t increasingly feel this way.

Medicare: Cover CGMs Now!

Insulin Nation

Unfortunately, Medicare policy hasn’t kept up with evolving diabetes technology, and policymakers have left out CGMs from the list of reimbursable diabetes devices. There have been several petitions circulating to pressure lawmakers to make Medicare cover CGMs.

Supporting the Medicare Advantage Quality Payment Relief Act

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Medicare Advantage organizations (MAOs) continue to do a poor job of maintaining accurate provider directories—and it’s landing some in hot water with the federal government. The “Medicare Advantage Quality Payment Relief Act” was introduced on April 8, 2019 by Reps. This policy is inconsistent with the broader goals of rewarding high quality performance and continued improvement in the delivery of care to people eligible for Medicare.”.