Tag: MA

What providers have to say about Medicare Advantage

You’ve seen the benefits of Medicare Advantage from the patient perspective. Here’s what providers are saying about the important program that roughly 16 million seniors rely on for superior care. Continue reading

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The Many Voices of Medicare Advantage

Seniors nationwide value having more choices, flexibility, and control over their health care, and that’s exactly what their Medicare Advantage coverage delivers. But don’t just listen to us, listen to the growing number of seniors who love their Medicare Advantage plan. Continue reading

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INFOGRAPHIC: High Satisfaction, Better Quality Care with Medicare Advantage

It’s no surprise that seniors give Medicare Advantage high marks. Medicare Advantage plans offers beneficiaries better quality care than fee-for-service Medicare, as illustrated in the infographic below. T Continue reading

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Medicare Advantage: Where collaboration gives patients the right care, at the right time

Medicare Advantage is a total win for patients, according to an article from HealthLeaders Media. The program is an example of the type of collaboration and care coordination – otherwise absent in traditional fee-for-service Medicare – that leads to better quality, improved population health results, and lower costs for seniors. Continue reading

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2014: A Year in Health Care

To close off 2014, let’s take a look at this year’s most-read posts on the AHIP Coverage blog. The list of top stories shows what health care issues are important to health plans, patients, the media, and policymakers, namely, soaring health care costs and the value of Medicare Advantage coverage. Continue reading

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Medicare Advantage Plans Closing the Gap in Health Care Disparities and Access

Medicare Advantage plans in the western United States are proving it’s possible to reduce and ultimately erase racial disparities in health care, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Continue reading

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AHIP Statement on Medicare Advantage Payment Rates

Statement from America’s Health Insurance Plans’ (AHIP) President and CEO Karen Ignagni on 2015 Medicare Advantage payment rates: “In recent weeks, tens of thousands of seniors, a majority of the U.S. Congress, and more than 170 stakeholder organizations raised concerns about the harmful impact proposed cuts to Medicare Advantage would have on the more than 15 million beneficiaries enrolled in the program.  The changes CMS included in the final rate notice will help mitigate the impact on seniors, but the [...]

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New Bipartisan Letter Urges CMS to Protect Seniors in Medicare Advantage

A bipartisan group of 29 members of Congress sent a new letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) urging the Medicare agency to protect seniors in Medicare Advantage by maintaining current payment rates for 2015. Continue reading

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NEW VIDEO: Democrats Urge CMS to Stop Cuts to Medicare Advantage

Democrats recently took to the House floor to express concern about the impact on seniors of a new 5.9 percent cut to Medicare Advantage proposed by the Medicare agency. Continue reading

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New Video Showcases Vast Movement to Protect Medicare Advantage

VIDEO: Seniors, stakeholders, and lawmakers urge CMS to keep Medicare Advantage payments flat next year Continue reading

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