Medicare & Medicaid

March 15, 2018
The report finds a connection between payment reform and hospital use patterns, but that connection may add to the debate that cardiologists have raised over the effect on patients.
March 14, 2018
Nine physician groups sent a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar Wednesday expressing concern about drug pricing proposals related to Medicare Part B and Medicare Part D that they said would hurt patient care.
March 14, 2018
The burden of high drug costs is something that everyone with health insurance coverage is facing, explained Leigh Purvis, director, Health Services Research, AARP Public Policy Institute.
March 12, 2018
Coverage of the 67th Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology.
March 11, 2018
Healthcare reform pledged to do better for patients with heart failure, creating the incentives and team-based approaches these fragile patients need. In some cases, this has happened, but there have also been unintended consequences, according to a panel appearing Sunday at the 67th Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology, being held in Orlando, Florida.
March 11, 2018
Savings hospitals had lower baseline spending than nonsavings hospitals during the first year of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) program, according to a Research Letter in JAMA.
March 08, 2018
In a keynote address at the 2018 National Health Policy Conference of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) in Washington, DC, HHS Secretary Alex Azar asked his audience to consider 4 areas that he said are key to “accelerating value-based transformation, and creating a true market for healthcare” through means of some sort of federal intervention that puts patients in control of their own health records.
March 06, 2018
Experts from healthcare policy organizations and advocacy groups that cater to Medicare enrollees exchanged best practices and proposed policies to help alleviate access issues during the Cost-Sharing Roundtable, co-hosted by the Patient Access Network Foundation and The American Journal of Managed Care®, on February 23, 2018, at the Barbara Jordan Conference Center in Washington, DC.
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