Medicare

Here's Why Clover Health Stock Soared Today

Shares of Clover Health Investments (NASDAQ: CLOV) surged Friday on talk of a possible short squeeze. By the close of trading, the Medicare Advantage plan provider's stock price was up 20% after rising as much as 36% earlier in the...
Related topics: Nasdaq, US Equity Markets

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Medicaid, Medicare And House Representation For The District Of Columbia

ShareThis week we highlight cases that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, whether Florida’s Medicaid agency can recoup the cost of past medical expenses from a tort victim’s settlement fund that is intended to pay for future...
Related topics: Medicaid

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Covid-19 Showed The Us How It Could Make Universal Healthcare Work

The US has always relied heavily on private insurance to cover its citizens.As of 2019, roughly two thirds of Americans with healthcare (about 90% of the population) got it through a private company. The remaining third used public coverage like...

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Medicare Payment Patterns Examined For Hip Fracture Surgery

TUESDAY, April 13, 2021 -- Reimbursement for hospital charges is increasing faster than payments for surgeons performing hip fracture surgeries on Medicare beneficiaries, according to a study published online March 9 in the Journal of Orthopaedic...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Why Irhythm Technologies Stock Is Crashing Today

Shares of iRhythm Technologies (NASDAQ: IRTC) were crashing 37.5% lower as of 12:01 p.m. EDT on Monday. The big decline came after the company responded to the publication of Medicare reimbursement rates by Novitas Solutions on Saturday.iRhythm...
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Double Down On Obamacare Or Expand Medicare?

“The White House is facing diverging pressure from two powerful allies — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders — over whether to use an upcoming spending package to strengthen the Affordable Care...
Related topics: Obamacare, White House, Nancy Pelosi, Senate

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Ckd Care Took A Back Seat During Pandemic

(MedPage Today) -- The COVID-19 pandemic led to a stark decline in kidney care that has yet to rebound, a new retrospective study suggested. Overall healthcare utilization dropped by 43% during the pandemic among Medicare beneficiaries with...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Biden Rescinds Trump-approved Medicaid Work Requirements In Michigan, Wisconsin

President Biden this week rescinded former President Trump’s permission for Michigan and Wisconsin to institute work requirements for recipients of Medicaid.The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) sent letters on Tuesday to public...
Related topics: Joe Biden, Medicaid

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Branded Rx Requests Up Medicare Costs By $1.6 Billion

TUESDAY, April 6, 2021 -- Prescribers and patients motivated 30.4 percent of all branded dispensing of multisource drugs in the Medicare Part D program in 2017, according to a study published online March 2 in JAMA Network Open. Mariana P. Socal,...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Why Amnesty Is So Costly To Social Security And Medicare

The cost is steep in part because of a fiscal benefit that illegal immigrants generate- namely, free contributions to our entitlement programs.
Related topics: Social Security, Immigration

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The Labor-rights Legislation That Could Make Medicare For All A Reality

The most monumental pro-labor legislation since the 1930s is a few co-sponsors shy of a majority in the Senate, and it’s tough to overstate what a big deal that is: The Protect the Right to Organize Act promises to largely revert the United States...
Related topics: Senate

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Las Vegas Hospital Told To Pay $23m In Medicare Overpayments

The Office of the Inspector General for the US Department of Health and Human Services conducted a routine audit of Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center of Las Vegas. Associated Press

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Playing Poker With The Devil: “prior Authorizations” Are Paralyzing Patients And Burning Out...

By HANS DUVEFELT The faxes keep coming in, sometimes several at a time. “Your (Medicare) patient has received a temporary supply, but the drug you prescribed is not on our formulary or the dose is exceeding our limits.” Well, which is...

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Democrats Push To Drop Medicare Age To 60

Congressional Democrats are reportedly aiming to use a forthcoming coronavirus recovery package to lower the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 60, a development that comes days after Sen. Bernie Sanders publicly advocated for the proposal as a way...

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Democrats Look At Lowering Medicare Eligibility Age

Wall Street Journal: “Democrats are still negotiating over which healthcare policy elements could be in the second of two spending programs the administration plans to unveil soon.” “The package is likely to contain measures to reduce drug...

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Biden’s Bandaid, Or Top 8 Reasons Why We Need Medicare For All

Gainesville, Florida (Special to Informed Comment) — Distinguished economist Michael Hudson writes that by “conquering the brains of a country by shaping how people think, you can twist their view into ‘unreality economics’...
Related topics: Joe Biden

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Dementia Diagnoses Lag In Ethnic And Racial Groups

(MedPage Today) -- Asian, Hispanic, and Black people were diagnosed at a later stage of dementia than white people, an analysis of California Medicare claims data showed. Asian older adults also were less likely to receive a comprehensive...
Related topics: Dementia

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Sanders Pushes Medicare Expansion In Dems’ Next Big Bill

Bernie Sanders wants to make sweeping changes to Medicare and prescription drug policy — and evade the filibuster to do it. The Vermont Independent is urging his party to force Medicare to enter into negotiations with drug companies and use that...

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How Many More People Have To Die Before We Pass Medicare For All?

Phil AtetoMy insurance says my cancer drugs aren't "medically necessary." No one should have to fight for care like this. 
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Radiologists Now Perform Majority Of Lumbar Punctures In Seniors

WEDNESDAY, March 24, 2021 -- Radiologists now perform most lumbar puncture procedures for Medicare beneficiaries, according to a study published online March 4 in the American Journal of Neuroradiology. Derek R. Johnson, M.D., from the Mayo Clinic...
Related topics: Medical Research, Mayo Clinic

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