Latest Daily Edition Stories
The board reports that it will be depleted in 2029, a year later than the Obama administration had last projected. The estimate helped avoid activating the Independent Payment Advisory Board.
A Modesto Bee article examines the costs for one woman. Also, a look at problems with a Medicare program designed to help poorly performing nursing homes.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services should review its incentive payments, recoup any money erroneously paid and do more to scrutinize spending, the inspector general audit recommended.
Federal spending for Medicare Part D catastrophic coverage spiked to $33 billion in 2015, a government report shows.
A Department of Health and Human Services report finds that those patient safety efforts also prevented 3.1 million hospital-acquired conditions from 2010 to 2015. In other news, Sutter Medical opens a new urgent care clinic in Folsom.
Republicans have been floating the idea to overhaul Medicare, while Democrats vow to defend it.
“Insurers need to know the rules of the road in order to develop plans and set premiums,” says Sabrina Corlette, a professor at the Health Policy Institute of Georgetown University.
Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., Donald Trump’s choice to head HHS, is eager to overhaul the program that the incoming president swore to defend.
The road to overhauling the health care system in America has not been smooth for President Barack Obama. Meanwhile, Politico talks with Heritage Foundation health policy analyst Ed Haislmaier about health care’s next chapter under the Trump administration.
The cost of medicine per Medicare beneficiary rose 8.4 percent annually between 2013 and 2015.