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Medicare Advantage Improves Primary Care Health Outcomes April 29, 2016

This month the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled a new initiative to improve primary care in Traditional Fee-For-Service (FFS) Medicare to better align with robust primary care in Medicare Advantage (MA). The…

The Deeper Dive
The Deeper Dive: 2017 Final Rate Notice Overview April 19, 2016

Molly T. Turco - Better Medicare Alliance Policy & Research Director As is the case every year, the Medicare Advantage (MA) 2017 Final Rate Notice released on April 4 included policy guidance and payment rate information, such…

Event Recap
Event Recap: Philadelphia Town Hall On Protecting Medicare Advantage April 1, 2016

On April 1, the Better Medicare Alliance (BMA) held a town hall meeting with about 50 seniors in Philadelphia at the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center to discuss the latest issues surrounding Medicare Advantage. The…

Event Recap
Event Recap: Florida Senior Day 2016 January 27, 2016

On January 27, the Better Medicare Alliance (BMA) sponsored the Florida Senior Day luncheon to raise awareness of Medicare Advantage, the annual rate notice and to educate seniors on how they can be advocates for…

Medicare Advantage Is Addressing Health Care’s Chronic Disease Challenge January 19, 2016

One of the most important, and least visible, stories in health care today concerns the impact that chronic illnesses like diabetes, heart disease and cancer are having on the Medicare program.  Federal data shows that two…

Medicare Advantage Leading the Way on Value Based Care for Seniors December 16, 2015

  In 2015, Congress passed legislation to change the way physicians and other practitioners are paid by Medicare to move the health care system away from fee-for-service (FFS) to payments based on value. The legislation,…

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