In Focus Blog
December 9, 2016
Retaining seniors in the Diabetes Prevention Program will be important for community groups offering it through Medicare, because the proposal calls for payment to be based on performance.
December 8, 2016
The report finds that if the Affordable Care Act is repealed, many who stand to lose are low-income parents who gained coverage under reforms that extended healthcare to families and raised eligibility to 138% of the federal poverty level.
December 7, 2016
One-third of seniors say a family member coordinates their care, but another one-third say no one does.
December 6, 2016
Value-based insurance design (VBID) is one of just a few areas that has bipartisan support, and now the concept of VBID is being brought to TRICARE, the healthcare program of the United States Department of Defense Military Health System.
December 5, 2016
The group that represents 5000 hospitals outlined a policy agenda that calls for regulatory reform but also seeks some certainty that patients who gained coverage under the Affordable Care Act will be able to retain it in the future.
December 2, 2016
Prescription drug spending didn't rise as much as it did in 2014, but it still outpaced all other categories.
December 1, 2016
The physicians said the American Medical Association abandoned a core mission of protecting patients by endorsing a nominee who wants to roll back Medicaid expansion and privatize Medicare.
November 29, 2016
In New Jersey, a group of business and labor leaders—along with the state's largest health plan—decided it was time for the term "patient-centered" to be understood by a key constituency: patients themselves.