Tag: Quality

INFOGRAPHIC: Improved Patient Care, Cost Savings with Medicaid Managed Care

Medicaid turns 50 today, and as the nation reflects on its legacy of delivering valuable coverage to low-income individuals,  it’s important to look at the role Medicaid managed care plans have played in making quality care more accessible than ever. Medicaid health plans now serve more than 43.5 million low income individuals – nearly 66 percent of total Medicaid enrollment - and a growing body of research finds the tools and techniques they use show great promise in achieving better outcomes [...]

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Happy health insurance consumers

Health plans are committed to providing beneficiaries with high-quality, affordable health care coverage. And consumers are happier for it. Continue reading

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What does MA mean to beneficiaries?

For more than 16 million seniors and individuals with disabilities, Medicare Advantage coverage means better care, greater choice, and higher quality. 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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Roundtable round-up: Protecting Medicare Advantage

The Coalition for Medicare Choices recently held 10 roundtable discussions with members of Congress who have previously worked to protect Medicare Advantage. Here are some highlights of those important discussions that focused on the continued need to protect seniors from harmful cuts to the program. Continue reading

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The serious consequences of hospital consolidation

Everyone agrees on the need to lower health care costs and improve the quality of care delivered. And as Martin Gaynor, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Economics, said in a recent interview with Politico Pro, the industry can reach those goals without hospital consolidation. Continue reading

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What’s wrong with the U.S. health care system, and what health plans are doing about it

Over at Vox, reporter Sarah Kliff has compiled a list of eight facts that show what’s wrong with the U.S. health care system. On that list you’ll see that health plan profits aren’t to blame for the rise in national health care spending. Continue reading

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Medicare Advantage and value added

We’ve long known the benefits of Medicare Advantage for millions of seniors. Today, a new blog post from The New York Times sheds more light on the fact that Medicare Advantage delivers superior quality to beneficiaries. Continue reading

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Health Plans’ Cultural and Linguistic Programs and Services to Improve Patient-Centered Care

Yesterday, the National Health Plan Collaborative (NHPC) presented at the DiversityRx Eighth National Conference on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations. Continue reading

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