American Action Network Promotes Government Subsidies

William MacBain

The American Action Network (AAN), a 501(c)(4) right-wing think tank, has published a report that purports to show that Medicare Advantage (MA) payments will be about 13% less in 2015 than they would have been had the Affordable Care Act not interfered. To get the attention of members of Congress, the report shows the reductions by Congressional district.

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It’s silly season again, so let’s sue the President

William MacBain

The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, one of the most senior elected officials in the …

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High Performance Health Plan Networks

William MacBain

A Milliman report commissioned by AHIP finds that narrower, high value provider networks can help reduce premiums from …

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Hobby Lobby and Corporate Person-hood

William MacBain

The Supreme Court ruled on Monday, in the Hobby Lobby case, that requiring family-owned corporations to pay for …

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Part D and Hospice Rules Mucking Up Beneficiaries’ Last Days

John Gorman

Last week the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) met with 30 hospice & healthcare organizations about …

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Further Evidence That PBMs are Failing on Government Programs

John Gorman

At CMS’ oversight and enforcement conference last week Jonathan Blanar, the agency’s Deputy Director of Compliance Enforcement, presented …

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4 Points to Ponder from CMS’ Oversight and Enforcement Conference

Regan Pennypacker

On June 26, CMS hosted their MA-PD Oversight and Enforcement conference. Not one of the topics was less …

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