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Expert Predicts Outlook for Medicare Advantage, Managed MedicaidA KPMG-Leavitt Partners report shows Medicare Advantage and Managed Medicaid are on slightly different trajectories. Expert Ash Shehata shares his predictions for both markets.
Expert Predictions: Generic Drug Costs, Biosimilar Impact, Policy ChangesHow are generic prices changing, how will biosimilars impact costs, and what changes out of Washington should healthcare executives watch? Economics guru Joe Fuhr weighs in.
Two ways to improve health by addressing whole person careBy recognizing and address the needs of the “whole person,” we have an opportunity to improve the health of people across the U.S. Here are two ways to do that.
How low-income kids benefit when parents have healthcareA new study reveals an important spillover effect of parental Medicaid coverage.
Federal program aimed at reducing readmissions raises concernsA new study has shocking findings about death rates in heart failure patients enrolled in the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program.
Health plans explore psychosocial support services to improve outcomesPatients who lack resources likely won’t have improved health outcomes even with interventions. Some plans are exploring how to address the problem.
Medicare Advantage vs. specialized Medicare Advantage plans: Outcome effectsAvalere Health analysis has intriguing results about beneficiaries enrolled in diabetes-focused chronic condition special needs plans.
Opinion: 4 reasons to revitalize the Children’s Health Insurance ProgramAs legislative discussions begin regarding the reauthorization of CHIP, it is imperative to keep in mind how proposed cuts could be detrimental to the health and future of our nation’s children.
Non-adherence has big impact on Medicaid beneficiaries with HIVNew data presented at the International AIDS Society Conference examines the medical and financial burden of missing pills.
Opinion: Medicare for all: Imminent or pipe dream?As the nation debates the future of our healthcare system, one idea gaining attention is a “Medicare-for-all” single-payer national health insurance plan.