Tag Archives: Medicare

Hospitals warn Medicare public option would be an $800 billion hit to industry

Hospitals warned Tuesday that their industry would suffer an $ 800 billion cut if Democrats succeed in massively expanding Medicare. The American Hospital Association and the Federation of American Hospitals published a report concluding that allowing the public to buy in to Medicare plans at cost would not only contribute to massive budget cuts to… Read More »

Making Medicare choices in a marketplace mess: emperor wears no clothes

November 19, 2018 Posted By Categories Gary Schwitzer is the publisher and founder of HealthNewsReview.org.  He tweets as @garyschwitzer. Good luck sorting through this stuff If you’re 65 or older, you may be in the middle of a Medicare decision-making mess right now because it’s open enrollment time. If you’re younger than 65, all I… Read More »

Telehealth laws inhibit widespread use in Medicare population, CMS says

Dive Brief: Restrictions on where Medicare patients can receive telehealth services are limiting use of the technology, CMS said in a report last week to Congress. Under the 21st Century Cures Act, CMS is required to report to Congress on Medicare beneficiaries’ telehealth use. In 2016, nearly 90,000 Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries used slightly more than 275,000… Read More »