Tag Archives: Medicare

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 »

Healthcare industry hostile to Medicare for All

House Democratic leaders are swiftly moving legislation to shore up Obamacare, saying they have a mandate from voters to fight back against the Trump administration’s “sabotage” of the healthcare system. The proposals they are weighing align neatly with the desires of the healthcare industry by injecting billions of federal dollars into Obamacare. While they’re likely… Read More »