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Medicare Advantage Is Popular, but Some Beneficiaries Feel Buyer鈥檚 Remorse

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Medicare Advantage plans are booming 鈥 30.8 million of the 60 million Americans with Medicare are now enrolled in the private plans rather than the traditional government-run program. But a little-known fact: Once you鈥檙e in a Medicare Advantage plan, you may not be able to get out. Traditional Medicare usually requires beneficiaries to pay 20 […]

Biden Cracks Down on Prior Authorization 鈥 But There Are Limits

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More than a year after it was initially proposed, the Biden administration announced a final rule yesterday that will change how insurers in federal programs such as Medicare Advantage use prior authorization 鈥 a long-standing system that prevents many patients from accessing doctor-recommended care. 鈥淲hen a doctor says a patient needs a procedure, it is […]

素人色情片Health News' 'What the Health?': 2023 Is a Wrap

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2023 was another busy year in health care. As the covid-19 pandemic waned, policymakers looked anew at long-standing obstacles to obtaining and paying for care in the nation鈥檚 health care system. Meanwhile, abortion has continued to be an issue in much of the nation, as states respond to the Supreme Court鈥檚 2022 decision overturning the constitutional right to the procedure. This week, Rachel Cohrs of Stat, Sandhya Raman of CQ Roll Call, and Joanne Kenen of Johns Hopkins University and Politico Magazine join 素人色情片Health News chief Washington correspondent Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and wrap up the year in health. Also this week, Rovner interviews 素人色情片Health News鈥 Jordan Rau about his joint 素人色情片Health News-New York Times series 鈥淒ying Broke.鈥

Hospitals and Doctors Are Fed up With Medicare Advantage

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Medicare Advantage plans are pretty popular with both lawmakers and ordinary Americans 鈥 they now enroll about 31 million people, representing just over half of everyone in Medicare, by KFF鈥檚 count. But among doctors and hospitals, it鈥檚 a different story. Across the country, provider grumbling about claim denials and onerous preapproval requirements by Advantage plans […]

素人色情片Health News' 'What the Health?': The Policy, and Politics, of Medicare Advantage

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Medicare Advantage, the private plan alternative to traditional Medicare, is embroiled in a growing controversy over whether insurers are being overpaid and what it would mean to reduce those payments. Meanwhile, even as maternal mortality in the U.S. continues to rise, providers of care to pregnant women say they鈥檙e leaving states with abortion bans that prevent them from treating pregnancy complications. Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Jessie Hellmann of CQ Roll Call, and Joanne Kenen of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Politico join KHN鈥檚 chief Washington correspondent Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more.

Proposed Medicare Advantage Changes Cannot Accurately Be Called ‘Cuts,’ Experts Say

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CMS advanced two proposed changes that could affect Medicare Advantage plans. One would allow the government to recover past overpayments. As a result, it could reduce those insurers鈥 profits, leading them to increase enrollees’ out-of-pocket costs or reduce benefits. But it’s inaccurate to characterize the changes as “cuts.”