Category Archives: Medicare

MOST MEDICARE VALUE-BASED HOSPITALS WILL GET MORE MONEY IN 2019


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="16617" img_size="medium"][vc_column_text] The top performing hospital in 2019 will receive a 3.6% net increase, and the lowest performing hospital will incur a net decrease of 1.59%. KEY TAKEAWAYS More than 1,550 hospitals (over 55%)…

October 31, 2018

Aetna, Medicare, Star Ratings

Add 2019 Star Ratings to your Enrollment Kits


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="14182" img_size="full" alignment="center"][vc_column_text] Action required: Add 2019 star ratings to 2019 enrollment kits CMS requires producers to review the 2019 star ratings document with beneficiaries when presenting 2019 Individual Medicare plans (MA/MAPD, PDP). By October 31,…

October 22, 2018

Aetna, CVS, Medicare, Medicare Part D

CVS-Aetna merger faces resistance in New York


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="16364" img_size="full" alignment="center"][vc_column_text] New York state officials are considering blocking parts of the $68 billion merger of drugstore store chain CVS Health Corp. and Aetna Inc., jeopardizing billions of dollars in insurance premiums for Aetna. CVS…

Medicare for All


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="16264" img_size="full" alignment="center"][vc_column_text] The Capitol Hill health care fight sure seemed dead. After Republican proposals to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, failed to pass a Republican-controlled Congress, lawmakers looked poised…

October 15, 2018

Medicare, Rate Increases

Medicare Posts 2019 Rates, Pinches High Earners


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="16261" img_size="full" alignment="center"][vc_column_text] Medicare managers announced today that they will hold increases in Medicare Part B premiums to about 1.1% for most enrollees  in 2019. For some high-income enrollees, however, premiums will rise 7.4%.…

October 15, 2018

Medicare

2019 Medicare Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="16257" img_size="medium" alignment="center"][vc_column_text] 2019 Medicare Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles On October 12, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2019 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the…