February 9, 2019

Expected revenue increase

For the first time, MA plans may lower cost sharing for drugs such as Naloxone, to treat opioid overdoses. Medicare Advantage payment rates for 2020 are expected to increase revenue by 1.59 percent, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Wednesday, in releasing the second
April 15, 2019

CMS gives Medicare Advantage an edge

MA plans may offer non-health benefits such as transportation to grocery shopping for those with chronic conditions. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services today finalized payment updates to Medicare Advantage and Part D plans for 2020.
July 5, 2019

Can Meals on Wheels Close the Gap?

Meals on Wheels delivery drivers referred nearly 150 patients to social services to address the social determinants of health. Meals on Wheels delivery drivers are in a good position for detecting any alarming changes in senior patient health, and have been effective at
July 24, 2019

2020 Medicare Advantage Boom

The Medicare Advantage revolution continues to grow — and starting in 2020, home care providers will reap the rewards. Through a series of law changes over the past decade, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and the Bipartisan Budget
October 19, 2019

2020 show more 4 star or higher plans

There are 1,200 more MA plans than in 2018 and in 2020 a greater number rate 4 stars or more, CMS says. The Medicare Advantage and Part D star ratings for 2020 show that more plans this year rated 4 stars or higher as opposed to last year.
November 19, 2019

How payers make money

Entering the healthcare services market might just be the answer to offset risk-laden insurance products. As major health insurers battle steep losses on the exchange market, UnitedHealth has leveraged its ace in the hole to stay out of the red: Optum.