October 17, 2018
From politics to financial concerns, Robert Pearl, a surgeon and former CEO of the Permanente Medical Group, in a Forbes article breaks down the "five intense fears" plaguing doctors today.
October 16, 2018
CMS says premium rates and deductibles for seniors enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B will be slightly higher in 2019 than they were this year.
October 15, 2018
CMS estimates that 74% of Medicare Advantage (MA) beneficiaries with prescription drug coverage will be enrolled in MA plans with four- or five-star ratings for 2019, up from 73% in 2018.
October 12, 2018
American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.
October 11, 2018
President Trump in a USA Today op-ed argues that so-called "Medicare-for-All" legislation championed by legislators such as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) would "end Medicare as we know it," but fact-checkers say Trump's argument included several false or misleading statements.
The bills aim to ensure pharmacists can tell customers when they could pay less for prescription drugs by not using their insurance.
October 10, 2018
The Department of Justice will allow CVS Health and health insurer Aetna to move forward with their merger provided Aetna divests its Medicare Part D business.
CMS' Bundled Payments for Care Improvement-Advanced Model launched Monday with 1,299 participating entities, and while some participants are excited about the model's prospects, others already are contemplating leaving the model.
October 9, 2018
Leon Lederman, who won a Nobel Prize in 1988 and died Wednesday, sold his prize in 2015 for $765,000 to pay for nursing home care—and he is far from alone in turning to unconventional means to pay for health care.
October 5, 2018
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announces 25 "genius" grant winners, including four who work in health care or have made contributions to the field.
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