Tag Archives: Medicare

Daily on Healthcare: A Democratic nominee favoring ‘Medicare for all’ will lose union votes in must-win states

Subscribe today to the Washington Examiner magazine and get Washington Briefing: politics and policy stories that will keep you up to date with what’s going on in Washington. SUBSCRIBE NOW: Just $ 1.00 an issue! A DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE FAVORING ‘MEDICARE FOR ALL’ WILL LOSE UNION VOTES IN MUST-WIN STATES: A Democratic nominee who supports replacing… 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 »

Narrow networks in Medicare Advantage plans refuted in new study

The share of Medicare Advantage primary care physician plans with broad networks has increased and enrollment in these plans is growing even more, according to analysis published this month in Health Affairs. The study, which claims to be the first longitudinal and national analysis of MA primary care physician networks, used a claims-based method for… Read More »