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1953 Articles Matching "medicare"

U.S. Medicare plans to track CAR-T cancer therapy outcomes

Feb 16, 2019 , Reuters
The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Friday proposed coverage of expensive CAR-T cell therapies at cancer centers that meet criteria including a registry or clinical study to monitor how well patients fare for at least two years after treatment....
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Medicare At 50 Act Targets Early Retirees

Feb 15, 2019 , Forbes
The Medicare at 50 Act targets Americans who are nearing retirement or are forced to retire early due to layoffs, Democratic Senators...
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‘Stop Disease Before It Happens’: Government Plans To Roll Out Challenge For Private Investment In AI To Provide Better Health Care

Feb 15, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Adam Boehler, head of Medicare and Medicaid’s innovation institute, said significant financial awards will be given to the top submissions, but he declined to say how much money is being devoted to the program. In other news, Dr. Eric Topol says he's not impressed with what AI has done to progress health care....
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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ “Medicare-For-All” For Dummies

Feb 15, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The “Medicare–for-all” debate is already in full swing, but what does that phrase even mean? Joanne Kenen of Politico, Paige Winfield Cunningham of The Washington Post and Rebecca Adams of CQ Roll Call join KHN’s Julie Rovner for a beginner’s guide to the next big health policy debate. For “extra credit,” the panelists provide their favorite health policy stories of the week, and as a special Valentine’s Day bonus, their favorite...
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Hospital Requirements Part of Federal Data-Sharing Push

Feb 15, 2019 , Healthcare Business News
Feb. 13—A requirement that hospitals share specific information electronically at discharge in order to participate in Medicare was one of several hospital-focused provisions in a new federal data-sharing push....
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Viewpoints: Lessons On How To Make ‘Medicare For All’ Acceptable; Surgeon General Has It All Wrong On Vaping

Feb 15, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Editorial pages focus on these health topics and...
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Medicare buy-in at 50 leads way for Democratic public-option proposals

Feb 14, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Democrats in Congress have revived the first of a slate of ideas to expand public coverage with a Medicare buy-in at age 50 bill as industry closes ranks in...
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Azar: HHS examining insurer policy requiring patients to start over on step therapy

Feb 13, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Alex Azar blasted the insurer practice of having a patient start over on step therapy if they switch insurance plans, as HHS aims to apply step therapy to Medicare Part B and...
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Medicare Advantage plans' quality measures face new changes

Feb 13, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The National Committee for Quality Assurance is looking to change some quality measures it maintains for CMS for Medicare Advantage plans, and the healthcare accreditor wants public feedback on those...
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3 Expensive Misunderstandings Of Medicare

Feb 12, 2019 , Forbes
Many people are not familiar with the provisions of Medicare. They do not know what Medicare does not cover. This article describes three misconceptions people have about Medicare that can be very costly to...
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New Reinsurance Model In Medicare Part D

Feb 12, 2019 , Forbes
CMS is proposing a voluntary, 5-year model that would target rising reinsurance costs in Part D. Participating plans would be issued a target level of spending in the catastrophic segment of the Part D benefit. Plans would reap savings from spending less, while spending more would imply...
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Medicare, Medicaid contain costs better than private insurers, study says

Feb 12, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
While Republican lawmakers insist trimming Medicare and Medicaid is the only way to rein in federal spending, researchers have found the programs have done a better job at controlling spending than private...
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In Medicare For All Battle, Insurers Tout Democratic Allies

Feb 11, 2019 , Forbes
The health insurance industry is touting bipartisan Congressional support of private Medicare Advantage as some Democrats tout a single-payer version of Medicare for...
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Longer Looks: Medicare For All; Magic Mushrooms; And Stopping HIV

Feb 09, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Each week, KHN's Shefali Luthra finds interesting reads from around the...
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MS Drug Costs Skyrocket After Medicare Rule Change: Study

Feb 09, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: MS Drug Costs Skyrocket After Medicare Rule Change: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/6/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/7/2019 12:00:00...
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Democrats introduce revamped Medicare Part D negotiation bill

Feb 08, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The proposal led by Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) would let the government override patents if manufacturers don't play ball on drug prices for Part...
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Cigna Eclipses 50% In Value-Based Care Pay To Providers

Feb 08, 2019 , Forbes
Cigna says it’s using value-based care models to pay more than half of its commercial and Medicare reimbursements to medical care providers in its top 40...
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Different Takes: No Going Backwards On ‘Medicare For All’; Mining The GOP For New Health Care Ideas

Feb 08, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers weigh in on health care...
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New Medicare for All draft bill sets a global budget model

Feb 08, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
A draft of the forthcoming House Medicare for All bill would set a national global budget system for hospitals and other institutions, and fee-for-service for individual...
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Research Roundup: Health Law Coverage; HPV Vaccine; And Medicare Part D

Feb 08, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and...
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