Earlier this week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services — the federal agency that regulates tax-subsidized health insurance for the poor, elder or disabled — announced in a news release that it would be increasing payment to companies that administer Medicare Advantage plans by an
Accountable care organizations” is the health wonk phrase du jour. Obamacare’s advocates point to its support for ACOs as one of the important cost-control initiatives in the law. Except that, like nearly everything about Obamacare, the truth isn’t so simple. It turns out that the
As many doctors struggle to keep their practices financially sound, some are buckling under money woes and being pushed into bankruptcy.
It’s a trend that’s accelerated in recent years, industry experts say, with potentially serious consequences for doctors and patients. Some physicians