The Health System We ’d Have if Economists Ran Things
A survey of nearly 200 Ph.D. health economists finds them taking a few politically unpopular positions. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 18, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Austin Frakt Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Polls and Public Opinion Medicaid Medicare United States Economy Economics (Theory and Philosophy) Source Type: news

Medicare payment change is making it harder for some patients to get home health care
Experts say there are fewer incentives for agencies to deal with those who need extensive physical, occupational and speech therapy — and some are losing services. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Judith Graham Source Type: news

Will There be More Clarity About the CGM Landscape at ATTD?
There could be an opportunity to gain more insight into how the continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) market will pan out this year at the 2020 International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD). The leading companies in the space are slated to release data and give investors more clarity about CGM offerings, according to a report from Canaccord and Genuity analyst Kyle Rose. Abbott Laboratories’ upcoming Freestyle Libre 2 will be a major topic in the CGM conversation during ATTD because it will reshape the market’s landscape. Already patients and invest...
Source: MDDI - February 15, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Digital Health Source Type: news

Physician-led ACOs See Challenges in New Medicare Model: Report Physician-led ACOs See Challenges in New Medicare Model: Report
Smaller, doctor-led ACOs need more infrastructure, expertise, and capital to take downside risk, Duke-Margolis researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Telemarketer Access to Medicare Information to Be Investigated
Audit comes in response to surge of telemarketing scams targeting Medicare recipients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 15, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatol Source Type: news

Telemarketer Access to Medicare Information to Be Investigated
FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2020 -- An investigation into how telemarketers may be obtaining seniors'personal Medicare information will be launched by the U.S. Health and Human Services inspector general office. The audit will be announced next week, an... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How Medicare ’s New PDGM Home Care Payments May Be Making It Harder To Get Physical Therapy
Medicare has a new way to pay home care agencies. But are they dropping physical therapy services as a result? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Howard Gleckman, Contributor Source Type: news

Column: $32 trillion for 'Medicare for all'? It's a bargain
Democrats are adept at highlighting the problems with our healthcare system. But they fail miserably in explaining how Medicare for all would fix things. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Lazarus Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program: Changes to Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs; Revisions of Organ Procurement Organizations Conditions of Coverage; Prior Authorization Process and Requirements for Certain Covered Outpatient Department Services; Potential Changes to the Laboratory Date of Service Policy; Changes to Grandfathered Children's Hospitals-Within-Hospitals; Notice of Closure of Two Teaching Hospitals and Opportunity To Apply for Available Slots; Correcting Amendment
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is correcting errors found in theNovember 12, 2019 issue of the Federal Register. The correction is effective February 14, 2020 and is applicable beginning January 1, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 14, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

PSU study finds out-of-network primary care tied to rising ACO costs
(Portland State University) Accountable Care Organizations -- or ACOs -- formed for the first time in 2011, designed to combat rising medical costs and provide more coordinated care to Medicare patients. But the savings have been inconsistent nationwide. A new Portland State University study looked at what's driving those inconsistencies and what ACOs might do to resolve the issue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Medicare Can Help Address US Homelessness
Health issues are both a cause and effect of US homelessness. A new approach to financing healthcare delivery can help address homelessness. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sachin H. Jain, Contributor Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Quarterly Listing of Program Issuances-October Through December 2019
Quarterly listing of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) manual instructions, substantive and interpretive regulations, and Federal Register notices published from October through December 2019, including contact information for general questions or additional information about specific sections. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 13, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Health Hubs And Medicare Advantage Boost CVS Health
CVS Health said a big boost in enrollment in seniors signing up for Medicare Advantage plans and new “health hub” formats in its stores are helping boost profits. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

Request for Information Regarding Maternal and Infant Health Care in Rural Communities
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is requesting public input on opportunities to improve healthcare access, quality, and outcomes for rural women and infants before, during, and after pregnancy. Additional comments regarding rural readiness to handle obstetric emergencies are also requested. Comments are due by April 12, 2020. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - February 12, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Trump Seeks to Cut NIH, CDC Budgets, Some Medicare Spending Trump Seeks to Cut NIH, CDC Budgets, Some Medicare Spending
Several medical groups offered quick criticism of White House budget proposals, which include bids to change how Medicare pays for services of physicians in hospital-owned practices.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Tenet Healthcare to pay $1.4M to settle cardiac lawsuit
Tenet Healthcare and its Southern California hospital Desert Regional Medical Center will pay $1.4 million to resolve allegations that they knowingly charged Medicare for implanting unnecessary cardiac monitors in patients (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

In Trump ’s Budget, Big Health Care Cuts but Few Details
The president ’s proposal can be read as a second-term policy blueprint. On the future of the Affordable Care Act, it’s awfully vague. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 11, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Federal Budget (US) Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Medicare United States Politics and Government Presidential Election of 2020 Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program: Update to the Required Prior Authorization List of Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies Items That Require Prior Authorization as a Condition of Payment
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announcing updates additions to the list of Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes on the Required Prior Authorization List of Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS). These changes are effective January 1, 2020 and will be implemented in two phases beginning May 11, 2020 and October 8, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 11, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

What Seniors Need To Know About Trump ’s 2021 Federal Budget
President Donald Trump ’s proposed budget includes cuts to key senior programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security Disability Insurance. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elena Botella, Contributor Source Type: news

Tech-enabled Medicare-focused primary care provider Iora Health scores additional $126M
The round was led by Indian firm Premji Invest with participation from Cox Enterprise, Temasek F-Prime Capital, Devonshire Investors, .406 Ventures, Flare Capital Partners, Polaris Partners and Khosla Ventures.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 10, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program: Update to the Required Prior Authorization List of Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies Items That Require Prior Authorization as a Condition of Payment
Pre-publication notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announcing updates additions to the list of Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes on the Required Prior Authorization List of Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS). These changes are effective January 1, 2020 and will be implemented in two phases. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 10, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Basic Health Program; Federal Funding Methodology for Program Year 2021
Notice from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing the proposed methodology and data sources to be used in determining program year 2021 federal payment amounts to states establishing a Basic Health Program offering benefits to low-income individuals that would be eligible to purchase insurance through the Affordable Insurance Exchanges. Comments on the proposed methodology are due by March 11, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 10, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Gov. Kate Brown, OHA director say Trump proposal would devastate Medicaid
Gov. Kate Brown and Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen are asking the Trump administration to reconsider a proposed regulation they say could lead to large cuts in Medicaid. They sent letters to Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services, denouncing the Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation as “clear overreach” that will bring dramatic, negative side effects to Oregon and other states. Brown and Gov. Charlie Baker, the Republican governor of Massachusetts,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Gov. Kate Brown, OHA director say Trump proposal would devastate Medicaid
Gov. Kate Brown and Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen are asking the Trump administration to reconsider a proposed regulation they say could lead to large cuts in Medicaid. They sent letters to Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services, denouncing the Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation as “clear overreach” that will bring dramatic, negative side effects to Oregon and other states. Brown and Gov. Charlie Baker, the Republican governor of Massachusetts,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Discurso sobre el estado de la Uni ón
Skip to content ... El presidente le pide al Congreso un proyecto de ley para los medicamentos recetados ... En su mensaje del Estado de la Uni ón, Trump promete proteger a Medicare y al Seguro Social. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - February 7, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medicare Pays More Money To Doctors Taking Care Of Rich Patients For Certain Procedures. Here ’s Why.
Here's a much more pernicious bias in Medicare ’s reimbursement policies. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel, Contributor Source Type: news

Statement from Richard Besser, MD, on Medicaid Block Grant Guidance
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation issued a statement in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service’s Healthy Adult Opportunity initiative announcement. (Source: RWJF - News Releases)
Source: RWJF - News Releases - February 7, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Health Care Quality and Value Health Care Coverage and Access Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Basic Health Program; Federal Funding Methodology for Program Year 2021
Pre-publication notice from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing the proposed methodology and data sources to be used in determining program year 2021 federal payment amounts to states establishing a Basic Health Program offering benefits to low-income individuals that would be eligible to purchase insurance through the Affordable Insurance Exchanges. Comments on the proposed methodology are due within 30 days of this publication in the Federal Register, which is scheduled for February 10, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 7, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Application and Survey and Certification Report which is used for the certification and recertification of ESRD facilities; 2) Hospital Survey for Specified Covered Outpatient Drugs (SCODs) which will be used to help determine payment amounts for drugs acquired under the 340B program; 3) the PACE Organization Application Process in 42 CFR Part 460; and 4) Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Exchange Functions: Eligibility for Exemptions. Comments are due by March 9, ...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 7, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Inequitable medicare reimbursements threaten care of most vulnerable
(Saint Louis University) Hospitals, doctors and Medicare Advantage insurance plans that care for some of the most vulnerable patients are not reimbursed fairly by Medicare, according to recent findings in JAMA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Preeminent Hospitals Penalized Over Rates of Patients' Injuries Preeminent Hospitals Penalized Over Rates of Patients' Injuries
Each year, Medicare punishes hospitals that have high rates of readmissions and high rates of infections and patient injuries.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals
Pre-publication notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Application and Survey and Certification Report which is used for the certification and recertification of ESRD facilities; 2) Hospital Survey for Specified Covered Outpatient Drugs (SCODs) which will be used to help determine payment amounts for drugs acquired under the 340B program; 3) the PACE Organization Application Process in 42 CFR Part 460; and 4) Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Exchange Functions: Eligibility for Exemptions. Comments are ...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 6, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Contract Year 2021 and 2022 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage Program, Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Program, Medicaid Program, Medicare Cost Plan Program, and Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly
Pre-publication notice of proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services revising regulations for Medicare Advantage (Part C), Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D), Medicaid, Medicare Cost Plan, and Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. Changes are intended to reduce "red tape" to allow providers adequate time for patient care. Includes rural implications throughout, including those impacting Medicare Advantage and Cost Plan Network adequacy and Part D pharmacy performance measures, among other things. Comments on the proposed changes are due by April 6, 2020. (Source: Federal...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 6, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS, HHS: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2021; Notice Requirement for Non-Federal Governmental Plans
Notice of a proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Department of Health and Human Services setting parameters for risk adjustment, user fees, and cost-sharing for state and federal-based exchanges. Proposes changes in essential health benefits and adds flexibility to the operation of insurance exchanges; updates cost-sharing policies for prescription drug costs; and more. Comments on the proposed rule are due on March 2, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 6, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Proposed Changes to Medicare Advantage and Part D Will Provide Better Coverage, More Access and Improved Transparency for Medicare Beneficiaries
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule and the Advance Notice Part II to modernize the Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug programs. Some proposed changes would lower beneficiary cost sharing on some drugs and require Part D plans to offer price comparison tools. CMS is accepting comments on all proposals in the Advance Notice until March 6, 2020. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - February 6, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

How runaway healthcare costs are a threat to older adults and what to do about it
(West Health Institute) Empowering Medicare to directly negotiate drug prices, accelerating the adoption of value-based care, using philanthropy as a catalyst for reform and expanding senior-specific models of care are among recommendations for reducing healthcare costs published in a new special report and supplement to the Winter 2019-20 edition of Generations, the journal of the American Society of Aging (ASA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

' Unprecedented' Doubling of NP Workforce Seen in Recent Years'Unprecedented' Doubling of NP Workforce Seen in Recent Years
Online training programs helped increase the number of NPs working in the US, a new study found. The data may play into a brewing policy battle in Washington about how Medicare pays NPs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

U.S. government proposes higher payments to Medicare insurers in 2021
The U.S. government on Wednesday proposed an average 0.93% increase in its payments in 2021 to the health insurers that manage Medicare Advantage insurance plans for about 22 million people aged 65 or older or disabled. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

As Humana Invests In Clinics, Medicare Business Adds 523K Seniors
Humana ’s chief executive said the company will add another 270,000 to 330,000 seniors to its Medicare Advantage plans in 2020 on top of the “more than a half million” added in 2019 as more seniors flock to private plans that contract with the government for their health benefits. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

Memorial Hermann, Cigna extend contract negotiation deadline
Connecticut-based insurance company Cigna Corp. (NYSE: CI) and Memorial Hermann Health System have extended their existing contract by about six weeks as negotiations continue. The commercial contract was previously slated to end March 16, but that's now pushed back to April 30. If negotiations are unsuccessful, Memorial Hermann’s hospitals, doctors and other providers would be out-of-network for Cigna's commercial customers starting May 1. Cigna's Medicare Advantage p lans currently are not affected. “Our… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Olivia Pulsinelli Source Type: news

Negotiated Prices, Formulary Could Cut Medicare Rx Spending
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2020 -- Using negotiated prices and a defined formulary, similar to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Medicare could save billions of dollars on prescription insulin for patients with diabetes, according to a research... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Radiology mourns passing of Dr. David C. Levin
One of the pioneers of research on health services in radiology, Dr. David...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Are patients fleeing high costs of hospital-based imaging? Radiologist use of CCTA continues its upswing Use of skeletal radiography shows modest growth JACR: Medicare imaging payments have declined CCTA usage rate rises sharply, but still eclipsed by MPI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Negotiating Insulin Costs Could Save U.S. Billions
The researchers said that if Medicare were allowed to negotiate drug prices like the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can, Medicare could save about $4.4 billion just on insulin. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medicare Could Save Billions If Allowed to Negotiate Insulin Prices
TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2020 -- If you don't need insulin, you probably haven't paid much attention to its skyrocketing cost, but new research shows that exorbitant drug pricing eventually affects everyone. The study found that in 2017, Medicare spent... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 4, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What the Medicare AUC, CDS mandate means for radiologists
After a long wait, Medicare in January finally started to implement its requirement...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Update on 'surprise billing' legislation across the U.S. How Medicare's final rule for 2020 will affect radiologists First look at new Medicare rules for 2020 Update on interventional radiology coding and billing How radiologists can avoid appropriate use penalties (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medicare Could Save Billions If Allowed to Negotiate Insulin Prices
Title: Medicare Could Save Billions If Allowed to Negotiate Insulin PricesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/4/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/4/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - February 4, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Three Wichita-area hospitals given five-star ratings
Three Wichita-area acute care hospitals have been given five-star ratings in annual examinations of U.S. hospitals by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Wichita's Wesley Medical Center and Kansas Heart Hospital, along with Newton Medical Center, all received top ratings by CMS' Hospital Compare evaluations. Hospital Compare analyzes seven metrics and compiles them into a single rating for U.S. hospitals. The seven are mortality rates, safety of c are, readmission, patient experience,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: WBJ STAFF Source Type: news

Humana And Welsh Carson To Spend $600M On Medicare Clinics
Humana and private equity giant Welsh, Carson, Anderson& Stowe are launching a $600 million joint venture to develop primary care centers to treat seniors insured by private Medicare Advantage plans. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

Would Your Wages Rise Under ‘Medicare for All’?
Research suggests the answer is yes, but not in all cases, and with significant differences across jobs and labor markets. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Austin Frakt Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Wages and Salaries Employee Fringe Benefits Medicare Source Type: news

Bernie ’s Medicare For All Faces Big Test Monday Night In Iowa
The single payer version of Medicare for All faces a big test Monday night at the Iowa caucuses when Democratic voters in the Hawkeye State meet to consider policy positions and who they ’ll nominate for President. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news