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Medicare Advantage enrollees spend less time in rehab

Medicare Advantage enrollees spend less time in rehab

By Virgil Dickson  |  July 02, 2018

Medicare Advantage enrollees spend less time in nursing facilities after surgery and are less likely to be readmitted to the hospital when compared with those in traditional Medicare, according to a new report.

HHS takes DSH reimbursement fight to Supreme Court

HHS takes DSH reimbursement fight to Supreme Court

By Susannah Luthi  |  May 01, 2018

HHS wants the U.S. Supreme Court to review a ruling that questions whether Medicare Advantage patients should factor into a provider's disproportionate-share hospital payment.

CMS releases Medicare Advantage data for first time

CMS releases Medicare Advantage data for first time

By Virgil Dickson  |  April 26, 2018

The CMS has started releasing information on millions of Medicare Advantage beneficiaries in an effort to help researchers better understand care trends for seniors.

Data Points: Breaking down health coverage by race

Data Points: Breaking down health coverage by race

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 21, 2018

April is National Minority Health Month. Along with the ongoing challenge of eliminating disparities in care, both insurance and access to care also vary based on race.

CMS gives Medicare Advantage plans a raise

CMS gives Medicare Advantage plans a raise

By Virgil Dickson  |  April 02, 2018

The CMS finalized a rule giving Medicare Advantage plans a bump in pay. The agency also will use more patient-care data when setting rates. The GAO has in the past questioned the accuracy of patient encounter data.

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