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After Setback, Proponents Of Universal Coverage In Calif. Look To Next Governor Ana B. Ibarra, California Healthline Advocates of state-funded efforts to expand health insurance coverage for immigrants and some middle-class Californians will have to wait for the next governor...
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Many beneficiaries of Medigap Plans are not familiar with the California Birthday Rule that allows them to change plans and carriers on their birthday month every year with a guaranteed issue, meaning no medical questions. If a person already has...
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A civil war is brewing within California’s Democratic party. Progressives — led by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, the frontrunner for governor, and the politically powerful California Nurses Association — plan to fight for a single-payer healthcare system this year. Their...
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CMS should extend Medicare Advantage benefit flexibilities to Medicare Part B alternative payment models to incentivize providers to take on risk-based value-based care models, AMGA suggested. Source: Thinkstock  By Jacqueline Belliveau January 23, 2018 – If CMS moves forward with relaxing Medicare Advantage...
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By Judith GrahamJanuary 25, 2018(Shannon Fagan/Getty Images) Surgery can be hard on older adults, resulting in serious complications and death far more often than in younger patients. But many seniors aren’t adequately prepared for the risks they might face. Innovative hospitals such...
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Hospitals face more uncompensated care, reduced margins and for non-profits, a negative credit rating. Susan Morse, Senior Editor An estimated 3.2 million more Americans became uninsured in 2017, according to a new Gallup and Sharecare poll. The percentage of adults without...
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018 By Kenny Goldberg CREDIT: ASSOCIATED PRESS Above: Gov. Jerry Brown gestures to a budget chart as he discusses his proposed 2018-19 state budget at a news conference Wednesday in Sacramento, Calif., Jan. 10, 2018. Despite a projected...
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Jan 09, 2018 | Daniel Allar Pharmacy programs allowing Medicare beneficiaries with cardiovascular disease (CVD) to pick up all of their medications at once were associated with a boost in adherence, particularly for those with low baseline adherence, according to a studypublished...
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JAN 08MORE ON ACCOUNTABLE CARE The ACOs will add 1.5 million Medicare patients, bringing the total to 10.5 million. Jeff Lagasse, Associate Editor So far in 2018, 124 provider groups have chosen to join Medicare’s Shared Savings Program, or its Track 1+...
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JAN 10MORE ON COMPLIANCE & LEGAL Insurers see the payments as one of the stabilizing factors in offering individual coverage through the Affordable Care Act. Susan Morse, Senior Editor An insurance co-op is suing the federal government over the Trump Administration’s decision...
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