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1742 Articles Matching "medicare"

St. Luke’s Hires New Cardiac Surgeons As It Works To Overhaul Troubled Houston Heart Transplant Program

Oct 23, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
After losing its Medicare certification, the transplant center had temporarily suspended its program in June in order to review the deaths of patients following heart transplants. In a statement, the hospital said it will continue to make improvements in the program. The original director, Dr. Jeffrey Morgan, is still on staff and the hospital declined to describe his current...
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Parsing Policy: Suboptimal Care Could Stem From Medicare Fee Changes; GOP’s Big Tax Cuts Spell Bad News For Health Care

Oct 23, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Editorial pages weigh in on these health policies and...
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Medicare Advantage's Latest Benefit Helps Grandma Kick The Habit

Oct 22, 2018 , Forbes
Nearly half of Medicare Advantage plans are offering new supplement benefits for 2019 that range from nicotine replacement therapy to in-home support from a caregiver or social worker, Avalere Health says in a new...
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Oct. 21-26: HCAHPS Changes Coming in Opioid Bill

Oct 20, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Oct. 18—Major legislation, which could be signed into law next week, aims to address the opioid crisis and includes changes to Medicare’s hospital patient survey. ...
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Feds and Pharma Spar Over Drug Costs in TV Ads

Oct 20, 2018 , RxList
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services wants drugmakers to list the price of pharmaceuticals in television ads -- even as the industry tried to head off the new rules by promising to give consumers more information about...
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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Republicans’ Preexisting Political Problem

Oct 19, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Rebecca Adams of CQ Roll Call, Stephanie Armour of The Wall Street Journal and Joanne Kenen of Politico discuss how protections for people with preexisting conditions have become a top issue in the elections, Trump administration efforts to make prescription drug prices more public and the start of Medicare’s annual open-enrollment period. Plus, Rovner interviews California Attorney General Xavier...
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ACOs to stay in shared-savings program despite downside risk

Oct 18, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Nearly half of accountable care organizations surveyed said they now intend to stay in the Medicare Shared Savings Program even though they could be facing downside risk soon, a change of heart from previous...
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Medicaid buy-in proposals prompt similar worries as 'Medicare for all'

Oct 18, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Echoing industry concerns over "Medicare for all," providers warn that Medicaid buy-in proposals may drive more cost-shifting in the healthcare...
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Devoted Health, a start-up selling health insurance to seniors, is worth $1.8 billion

Oct 18, 2018 , CNBC Health
Devoted Health has nabbed a $1.8 billion valuation from investors, who are pouring money into start-ups focused on Medicare Advantage plans. The space is heating up as the population ages....
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Athenahealth alums’ tech-enabled ‘payvidor’ startup, Devoted, lands $300M Series B

Oct 18, 2018 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
The startup, headed by entrepreneurs Todd and Ed Park, also announced that it has begun enrolling Medicare beneficiaries living in certain Florida...
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Devoted Health, New Medicare Advantage Business, Raises $300 Million

Oct 17, 2018 , Forbes
In one of the largest healthcare company fundraises of the year, Medicare Advantage business, Devoted Health, says it's raised $300 million in a series B led by Andreessen...
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Medicare For All? CMS Chief Warns Program Has Enough Problems Already

Oct 17, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Seema Verma, who heads the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, tells private insurance officials that a push by some Democrats to expand Medicare would only increase troubles the program already...
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Direct-contracting won't hurt Advantage business, CMMI director says

Oct 17, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Trump administration is looking at new risk structures, including direct provider contracting, to drive cost-saving behaviors in the healthcare industry. But CMMI Director Adam Boehler said that won't dent the Medicare Advantage...
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UnitedHealth, Optum Remain On A Roll As Medicare Advantage Takes Off

Oct 17, 2018 , Forbes
UnitedHealth Group's third quarter profits jumped 28% on growth of health insurance and Optum health services...
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Verma argues 'Medicare for all' would cause physician shortage

Oct 17, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
In a speech to insurers, CMS Administrator Seema Verma claimed patients would struggle to find a doctor if the U.S. implements "Medicare for...
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Viewpoints: Sen. Warren’s Ideas About ‘Medicare For All’ Move U.S. Forward; It’s Time To Train All Adults About Child Sexual Abuse

Oct 17, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Editorial pages focus on these and other health care...
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White House and Big Pharma square off over drug prices on TV

Oct 17, 2018 , CNN Health
Vowing to put American patients first, US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Monday blasted the pharmaceutical industry for not doing enough to bring down drug prices and announced what he called "historic action": a proposal requiring drug manufacturers to include the list price of any drug paid for by Medicare or Medicaid in television ads....
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Rite Aid offers assistance with Medicare PDP selection

Oct 17, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
Through Dec. 7, Rite Aid pharmacies will be offering Medicare-eligible patients free resources to help them select the best prescription drug plan or update existing coverage for the coming year. Read More...
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Detroit Medical Center awaits inspections

Oct 16, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Detroit Medical Center faces a surprise quality inspection that could happen any time from state and federal regulators, according to officials from the Chicago office of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Michigan Department...
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HHS secretary rips Big Pharma in policy speech over soaring drug prices

Oct 16, 2018 , CNN Health
Vowing to put American patients first, US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Monday blasted the pharmaceutical industry for not doing enough to bring down drug prices and announced what he called "historic action": a proposal requiring drug manufacturers to include the list price of any drug paid for by Medicare or Medicaid in television ads....
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