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Medicare Coverage While Traveling Within the U.S.

When people retire they often have more time to travel. Although Medicare coverage is generally not available when beneficiaries are overseas, what about coverage for those exploring our own varied and scenic land?...more

New Study Finds Medicare Advantage Plans Pay Lower Prices Than Traditional Medicare

A new study by Stanford University researchers finds that Medicare Advantage plans pay lower prices than traditional fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare for most types of hospital admissions. According to the study—published...more

Anti-Discrimination, Language Access Rules Compliance Deadline Fast Approaching for Health Insurers

Health insurers and HMOs have a limited time to review the new federal meaningful access rules and amend plan documents accordingly. However, many payors still have not revised their plans to include the required language,...more

Broad Examination of Narrow Networks: First-of-Its-Kind Study Examines Hospitals in Medicare Advantage Plans

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On June 20, 2016, The Kaiser Family Foundation issued the first ever broad-based study of Medicare Advantage hospital networks. The study — "Medicare Advantage Hospital Networks: How Much Do They Vary?"— analyzed 409 plans in...more

CMS to Test Value-Based Insurance Design in Medicare Advantage

by McDermott Will & Emery on

While CMS’s demonstration model will allow for reduced cost sharing and other benefit design elements to encourage targeted use of high-value clinical services, Medicare Advantage Organizations should be aware of certain...more

Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design Model

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

CMS, through the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, announced on September 1, 2015, the introduction of the Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model as part of the Health Plan Innovations...more

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