How To Choose The Best Medicare Plan

Electronic Health Reporter

Medicare supplements in Florida are available from a wide list of providers. But how do you choose the best Medicare plan? Medicare Decisions Anyone who is interested in signing up for Medicare has many decisions […].

Medicare 101 for Digital Health Part 1: What is Medicare and how did it get this way?

Mobi Health News

An Intro to Medicare - and how Digital Health companies can impact the nation’s biggest payer

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3 Tips For Maintaining Medicare Member Loyalty During COVID-19

Electronic Health Reporter

The COVID-19 pandemic likely has Medicare members thinking ahead when it comes to their insurance plan and questioning whether they would be covered if they contract […]. Editorial John Coleman Medicare Member Loyalty Welltok

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 telemedicineThis content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Danielle K.

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

Health Populi

These two surveys are: The Morning Consult’s poll published today finding growing support among Democratic voters for Medicare for All as the centerpiece for health reform in America; and, A recent study from Eligibility.com on “Medicare Myths Explained,” with the tagline, “How much do you know about Medicare?” Let’s start with the Morning Consult poll results, which compare support for Medicare for All from January 2019 and August 2019.

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. Medicare Advantage enrollment is fast-growing, shown in the first chart where over 22 million people were in MA plans in January 2019. The most-trusted touch-point among Medicare Advantage members, by far, is the doctor or care provider valued by virtually everyone polled (94%).

Have A High Level of Health Service with Medicare Advantage Plan: Check Out All Benefits

Electronic Health Reporter

The article Have A High Level of Health Service with Medicare Advantage Plan: Check Out All Benefits appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial benefits of Medicare Advantage What are the benefits of a Medicare Advantage Plan? What is a Medicare Advantage Plan This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. As you get older, it is normal to have more health concerns.

Medicare fines half of hospitals for readmitting too many patients

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Medicare fines half of hospitals for readmitting too many patients. treed. Tue, 11/03/2020 - 07:17

Medicaid, Medicare and Telehealth: What the Pandemic Has Taught Us

Electronic Health Reporter

The article Medicaid, Medicare and Telehealth: What the Pandemic Has Taught Us appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial Kayla Matthews Medicaid Medicare Productivity Bytes telehealthThis article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Kayla Matthews, freelance journalist, Productivity Bytes.

Insurance Carriers Embrace Telehealth Part I — Medicare Advantage

Ortholive

20 million Americans enrolled in Medicare beneficiaries are about to embrace telehealth. The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 takes effect this year, and with it, Medicare Advantage customers will have access to telemedicine services to improve their lives. telehealth" "telemedicine" Medicare telehealth cost AARP insurance payers Medicare Advantage seniors

Abbott's FreeStyle Libre 2 CGM picks up Medicare coverage

Mobi Health News

The updated version of the company's system includes automatic alerts when the wearer's glucose is too high or too low

Contract Year 2020 Medicare Advantage and Part D Flexibility Final Rule

Electronic Health Reporter

On April 5, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that updates the Medicare Advantage (MA or Part C) and Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D) programs by promoting innovative plan designs, improved quality, and choices for patients. The article Contract Year 2020 Medicare Advantage and Part D Flexibility Final Rule appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

Analysis finds 64% more Medicare Advantage plans offer expanded supplemental benefits for 2021

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Analysis finds 64% more Medicare Advantage plans offer expanded supplemental benefits for 2021. rking. Wed, 11/18/2020 - 16:07

CMS: Telehealth Benefits In Medicare Are A Lifeline for Patients During Coronavirus Outbreak

Electronic Health Reporter

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a fact sheet with additional guidance for healthcare providers and patients about the telehealth benefits in the agency’s Medicare program. The article CMS: Telehealth Benefits In Medicare Are A Lifeline for Patients During Coronavirus Outbreak appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) coronavirus COVID-19 virus Seema Verma

The Political Plausibility of Medicare for All

Electronic Health Reporter

The article The Political Plausibility of Medicare for All appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial Ken Perez Medicare for All OmnicellThis content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Ken Perez, vice president of healthcare policy, Omnicell, Inc. As widely reported, based on exit polls, healthcare—not the economy—was the top issue on voters’ minds in the 2018 midterm elections.

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. Power surveyed 3,233 members of Medicare Advantage plans in January through March 2019. ” Fewer than one in 10 Medicare Advantage beneficiaries told J.D. The post Talk to Me About My Health, Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries Tell J.D.

Expansion of Medicare Coverage and Payment for Telehealth Visits During COVID-19

Healthcare IT Today

CMS has announced the expansion of Medicare coverage and payment for telehealth and telemedicine visits. Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Regulations Revenue Cycle Management Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring 1135 Waiver Coronavirus COVID-19 Medicare Medicare Telehealth Reimbursement Medicare Telemedicine telehealth telemedicine

Industry Voices—Congress: Stop Medicare cuts to specialty healthcare providers

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Industry Voices—Congress: Stop Medicare cuts to specialty healthcare providers. treed. Mon, 08/17/2020 - 11:39

What Does It Take To Earn Top Medicare Advantage Ratings?

Electronic Health Reporter

The article What Does It Take To Earn Top Medicare Advantage Ratings? Editorial Abhinav Shashank Innovaccer Medicare Star Ratings social determinants of healthThis article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Abhinav Shashank, co-founder and CEO, Innovaccer.

Aetna says 2021 Medicare Advantage plans spotlight members' 'total health'

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Aetna says 2021 Medicare Advantage plans spotlight members' 'total health'. pminemyer. Mon, 10/05/2020 - 12:30

CMS: Estimated improper Medicare payments down $16B since 2016

FierceHealthIT

CMS: Estimated improper Medicare payments down $16B since 2016. rking. Tue, 11/17/2020 - 11:07

Anthem sees telehealth use spike 136x for Medicare Advantage members due to COVID-19

FierceHealthIT

Anthem sees telehealth use spike 136x for Medicare Advantage members due to COVID-19. pminemyer. Wed, 11/18/2020 - 11:25

A Look at the Future of Telehealth from a Medicare Reimbursement Perspective

Healthcare IT Today

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Medicare Members Are Health Consumers, Too – Our AHIP Talk About Aging, Digital Immigrants, and Personalizing Health/Care

Health Populi

That program has the potential to change our Medicare members manage meds at home to ensure better adherence, supporting better health outcomes and personal feelings of efficacy and control. [As Those born before 1985 are generally considered as digital immigrants, so people aging into Medicare today are certainly in that cohort.

CMS expands list of telehealth services that can get Medicare reimbursement

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CMS expands list of telehealth services that can get Medicare reimbursement. rking. Wed, 10/14/2020 - 16:42

Industry Voices—Eliminate misguided medicare home health cuts

FierceHealthIT

Industry Voices—Eliminate misguided medicare home health cuts. treed. Wed, 10/21/2020 - 15:39

CMS: ACOs save Medicare $1.2B under 'Pathways to Success' program

FierceHealthIT

CMS: ACOs save Medicare $1.2B under 'Pathways to Success' program. treed. Mon, 09/14/2020 - 16:49

The Doctor Won’t See You Now: The Unintended and Perhaps Inevitable Consequences of Medicare-for-All

Electronic Health Reporter

The article The Doctor Won’t See You Now: The Unintended and Perhaps Inevitable Consequences of Medicare-for-All appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial Affordable Care Act Ken Perez Medicare for All OmnicellThis article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Ken Perez, vice president of healthcare policy, Omnicell, Inc.

Humana's Broussard: COVID-19 putting spotlight on Medicare Advantage's holistic approach

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Humana's Broussard: COVID-19 putting spotlight on Medicare Advantage's holistic approach. pminemyer. Mon, 09/14/2020 - 13:05

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. HHS is making progress on reducing the backlog of Medicare appeals at the administrative law judge level, according to a recent status report. The post Medicare Appeals Backlog Reduced 20% appeared first on BHM Healthcare Solutions.

Medicare open enrollment starts this week. Here are 5 trends to watch

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Medicare open enrollment starts this week. Here are 5 trends to watch. pminemyer. Fri, 10/09/2020 - 14:23

$1.2 Billion International Telemedicine Medicare Fraud Crackdown

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Billion International Telemedicine Medicare Fraud Crackdown appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. Blog Medicare fraud telemedicine Medicare fraudFollowing the execution of over 80 search warrants in 17 federal districts, the CEOs, COOs and others associated with five telemedicine companies, owners of dozens of durable medical equipment (DME) companies as well as licensed medical professionals were indicted for … Read more. The post $1.2

CMS Approves Approximately $34 Billion for Providers with the Accelerated/Advance Payment Program for Medicare Providers In One Week

Electronic Health Reporter

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has delivered near $34 billion in the past week to the healthcare providers on the frontlines battling the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The article CMS Approves Approximately $34 Billion for Providers with the Accelerated/Advance Payment Program for Medicare Providers In One Week appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter.

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.

Horizon BCBSNJ, RWJBarnabas, Hackensack Meridian launching Medicare Advantage joint venture

FierceHealthIT

Horizon BCBSNJ, RWJBarnabas, Hackensack Meridian launching Medicare Advantage joint venture. pminemyer. Mon, 09/14/2020 - 11:15

DOJ sues Anthem over Medicare fraud claims

FierceHealthIT

Anthem faces a federal lawsuit for submitting inaccurate diagnostic data to get a higher Medicare reimbursement

Medicare for All and more

Morning eHealth

RUSH Act back — Usability migraines continue