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MA in the News

My Record Journal

Editor: As a senior, I am concerned that the new administration in Washington will propose changes to health care that would impact the quality of care I receive under Medicare Advantage.

New York Times

growing proportion of Medicare beneficiaries are opting out of the government-run insurance program.

Health Affairs

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently exercised its Section 1115A waiver authority to allow Medicare Advantage plans in seven states to offer benefit flexibility in the form of Medicare Advantage Value Based Insurance Design (MA-VBID).

Fierce HealthPayer

Study: Traditional Medicare, Medicare Advantage enrollee populations differ

Better Medicare Alliance

A new article in Health Affairs describes how Medicare Advantage’s supplemental benefits cover high-value services absent in Medicare Fee-For-Service. As seniors age, many experience vision, hearing and dental issues, but Medicare Fee-For-Service does not cover routine eye, hearing or dental care.

Kaiser Family Foundation

A growing share of Medicare beneficiaries have been enrolling in Medicare Advantage plans over the past decade, prompting some to question whether the balance between traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage could be on the verge of tipping.

FierceHealthPayer

The 2016 Medicare Advantage Star Ratings are out, and the results show an improvement year over year in the number of high-performing plans.

HealthLeaders Media

The cost-sharing part of CMS's upcoming Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design Model will allow insurers to provide some healthcare services at no cost or reduced costs to patients, and hospitals to provide needed care to targeted populations.

Better Medicare Alliance

A new study published in the American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC) finds Medicare Advantage (MA) plans provide higher value care for diabetes and cardiovascular disease compared to traditional Medicare.

Better Medicare Alliance

The United States Library of Congress has selected the Better Medicare Alliance (BMA) website for inclusion in the Library's historic collection of Internet materials related to public policy topics.

Miami Herald

Big anniversaries provide the opportunity to reflect on the past and look toward the future knowing what worked, what didn’t, and what can be done to make the future even better. Fifty years ago, our nation made a promise to seniors that they would have the healthcare coverage they have earned.

Better Medicare Alliance

A new Kaiser Family Foundation issue brief shows Medicare Advantage (MA) is increasingly popular among seniors as more beneficiaries continue to enroll in the program. Since 2014, over one million new beneficiaries have enrolled in MA, and total enrollment currently exceeds 17 million.

Morning Consult

Recently, both the Administration and Congress have sounded a clarion call to improve the quality and lower the cost of providing care for Medicare beneficiaries. Recently, Sen.

Better Medicare Alliance

This week, the Better Medicare Alliance (BMA) responded to the Senate Finance Committee’s request for recommendations based on experience and data-driven evidence that improve care for seniors with chronic conditions. 

Philadelphia Inquirer

Efforts to improve quality while reducing cost in health care are changing the way we pay doctors and provide care for our seniors. After decades of "fee-for-service" payments - meaning payments for individual visits and tests - there is now a determined effort to reward "value-based care."

 

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