Expert analysis of issues that impact Medicare coverage

Health Wonk Review for May 7, 2015 photo

Health Wonk Review for May 7, 2015

May 7, 2015 – Why the Grumpy Cat Edition? As I read through this week’s Health Wonk Review submissions, it just seemed obvious that most of our writers… Read more

Ding. Dong. The ‘doc fix’ is dead. photo

Ding. Dong. The ‘doc fix’ is dead.

April 17, 2015 – The 'doc fix': a Band Aid approach that should have been abandoned years… Read more

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Why 5 million seniors can breathe easier

April 10, 2015 – Medicare has announced it will provide coverage for annual screening of lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) to… Read more

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Disability and long-term care: What’s next?

January 7, 2013 – Howard Gleckman, one of the nation’s leading experts on family caregiving and long-term care and author of Caring for our Parents, talks… Read more

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ACA’s CLASS Act pushed over the fiscal cliff

January 2, 2013 – CLASS was designed to complement private long-term care insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, and public disability programs. For Medicare… Read more

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Medicare: know your limits and your doctor

April 3, 2012 – Whether you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, only basic Medicare, or Medicare with a supplement (or gap) plan, there are aspects… Read more

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What seniors should expect from ACOs

January 10, 2012 – Each of these ACOs must show they meet over 30 quality measures, and those measures are what hold promise for participating seniors: an… Read more

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Medicare out-of-pocket costs

July 14, 2011 – Overall, out-of-pockets costs have grown steadily for the average Medicare recipient over the years. Medicare spending as a percentage of a… Read more

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Even the Tea Party loves Medicare

April 19, 2011 – Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) and his House GOP brethern are throwing a party, and no one is coming – not even the usually reliable folks who… Read more

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Wrong cure for Medicare home health care

January 14, 2011 – Dissuading beneficiaries from using the benefit seems to us like punishing the victim. A $150 copayment adds insult to injury for folks who… Read more