Medicare Advantage Payments to Rise for 2016

Source: WSJ.com Federal regulators on Monday said 2016 payments to insurers that offer private Medicare plans will go up compared with this year, reversing a slight decline proposed in February. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services estimated that the government’s Medicare Advantage payments will rise about 1.25% next year, though the agency said insurers … Read more

Beyond Basic Medicare: Understanding Medicare Supplemental Coverage

Although Medicare provides vital health insurance for about 50 million seniors and people with disabilities, most people with Medicare have some form of additional coverage. Why is this coverage so important? And what are your options for getting this coverage? Let’s take a look. Q: What gaps does Medicare have? A: Medicare provides very important … Read more

Regulatory Changes to Reshape Long Term Healthcare

The healthcare industry as a whole is undergoing a period of dramatic change, with advocates on all sides reassessing policies and best practices in numerous areas of patient care. At the same time, the long term healthcare (LTC) sector is experiencing rapid growth as more and more Americans enter into assisted living and skilled nursing … Read more

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