Tag Archives: Medicare

Trump administration postpones some Medicare drug-cost proposals

The Trump administration has decided to put part of its Medicare drug cost-cutting proposals on hold, for now, announcing that it will not give health plans the authority to negotiate pricing for certain drugs considered protected classes and will not require pharmacies to make sure Medicare patients get the lowest price on prescriptions. The Centers… 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 »

Viewpoints: Healthy Ideas On Trimming Medicare Costs Need Democrats’ Support; As Sandy Hook Tragedy Continues, Prayers Aren’t Solving The Problem

Editorial writers focus on these health topics and others. The New York Times: Not All Medicare Cuts Are Bad Senate Democrats, including several of the party’s presidential candidates, have savaged President Trump for proposing to reduce Medicare spending by several hundred billion dollars over the next decade. Senator Kamala Harris of California said the proposed… Read More »