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Most ACOs Would Flee Medicare Program if Pushed to Take on More Risk

A huge chunk of organizations says they would leave the Medicare Shared Savings Program if they're forced to take on financial risk, which could slow the system's transition to value-based care.  It’s also unclear whether the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which oversee the program, will make any new changes. A recent letter from the agency offered [...]

By | May 25th, 2018|Did You Know?, Health Care, Insurance, Retirement, Services|0 Comments

Simplified Health Policies Cheaper but Riskier Than ACA Plans

Insurance agents say individuals are buying indemnity plans instead of ACA coverage, which has become far more costly Sales are growing for a type of limited health policy offering a cheaper alternative to traditional insurance but leaves buyers risking big bills if they have major medical needs.  Known as fixed indemnity plans, the products offer [...]

Waiver – Medicare Advantage Expands

Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a plan to expand products and services covered by Medicare Advantage plans. The department has revised its definition of “primarily health-related” benefits to help Medicare Advantage enrollees lead more independent lives. Some of the new services could include minor home modifications such as grab bars, [...]

By | April 17th, 2018|Did You Know?, Health Care, Insurance, Retirement, Services|0 Comments

Health Care Tops Americans’ Worries for Third Year

Health care is the issue Americans worry about the most, topping the economy as the public's primary concern for the third year in a row. More than half of adults – 55 percent – in a new National Gallup Survey say they worry "a great deal" about the availability and affordability of health care, while [...]