Tag Archives: Medicare

Medicare hospital fund reserves likely to be exhausted in 2026: U.S. report

(Reuters) – Medicare’s hospital insurance fund will be depleted in 2026, as previously forecast, and Social Security program costs are likely to exceed total income in 2020 for the first time since 1982, according to a government report released on Monday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Seema… Read More »

UnitedHealthcare expands bundled payments to Medicare Advantage

UnitedHealthcare is launching a new program allowing providers in more than 30 states to participate in bundled payment models for patients enrolled in its Medicare Advantage plans. UnitedHealthcare Bundles, set to roll out in January 2020, will be a voluntary value-based care payment program for eight medical procedures: single and double hip joint replacement, single… Read More »

CMS rule gives Medicare Advantage plans an edge over traditional Medicare

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services today finalized payment updates to Medicare Advantage and Part D plans for 2020. MA rates increase 2.53 percent. This includes the phasing-in of a risk adjustment model that takes into account the number of chronic conditions a person has, according to CMS Administrator Seema Verma. CMS originally had… Read More »