Proposals and Potential Cuts to Medicare Part B

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On July 12, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) released its proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2019. The proposed rules updates rates and policies applicable to Medicare physicians and other professionals under Medicare. This rule includes updates to Medicare rates and policies under Part B (fact sheet) and updates to the Quality Payment Read More

Upcoming Changes for Mutual of Omaha

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Mutual of Omaha’s first Medicare Advantage plan will go on sale this fall in Cincinnati, the company said Tuesday, the start of Mutual’s strategy to create a nationwide Medicare Advantage product. The Omaha insurance company and its Advantage partner, Lumeris Inc., contracted with two Cincinnati health systems, TriHealth and St. Elizabeth Healthcare, to provide medical Read More

Benefits of Medicare Advantage

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Seniors enrolled in private Medicare Advantage plans had one-third fewer emergency room visits and 23% fewer stays in a hospital than those enrolled in traditional fee-for-service Medicare, a new study by health research firm Avalere Health shows. The 32-page report, funded by the insurance industry-backed Better Medicare Alliance, comes as the Trump administration expands the Read More