Tag Archives: Medicare

Obama Alums Tell Health Insurance Lobby “Medicare For All” Won’t Happen – MAPLight.org

This story was produced in conjunction with Tarbell.org, a Philadelphia-based investigative news site. A decade after the nation’s biggest health insurance lobby spent more than $ 100 million on a campaign to defeat President Barack Obama’s signature health care reform law, Obama’s former top strategist told the organization’s executives that “Medicare for All” likely won’t… Read More »

Acadia Healthcare to pay $17 million in settlement of Medicare fraud case

Huntington Comprehensive Treatment Center in West Virginia West Virginia-based Acadia Healthcare, along with subsidiary CRC Health, has agreed to dole out $ 17 million to settle accusations of fraud, representing the largest fraud-related settlement in the history of the state, according to a settlement agreement released this week. CRC Health had been accused of collecting… Read More »

Another big private insurer just vowed to fight ‘Medicare for All’ plans in Washington

Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, speaks during a health care bill news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Humana CEO Bruce Broussard warned U.S. lawmakers Wednesday the insurer won’t back any legislation that makes private health coverage illegal as… Read More »

Narrow networks in Medicare Advantage plans refuted in new study

The share of Medicare Advantage primary care physician plans with broad networks has increased and enrollment in these plans is growing even more, according to analysis published this month in Health Affairs. The study, which claims to be the first longitudinal and national analysis of MA primary care physician networks, used a claims-based method for… Read More »

CMS rule gives Medicare Advantage plans an edge over traditional Medicare

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services today finalized payment updates to Medicare Advantage and Part D plans for 2020. MA rates increase 2.53 percent. This includes the phasing-in of a risk adjustment model that takes into account the number of chronic conditions a person has, according to CMS Administrator Seema Verma. CMS originally had… Read More »