PDP Members Flock to Large Plans in 3.5-Star ‘Sweet Spot’

Reprinted with AIS Health permission from the October 22, 2020, issue of Health Plan Weekly. Based on current enrollment figures, virtually every Medicare beneficiary who signs up for a stand-alone Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) in 2021 will be enrolled in a plan rated...

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The Number:  Ticking Medicare Time Bomb

The Number: Ticking Medicare Time Bomb

What will the population of America look like in 2050 – and how will that affect the cost of Medicare? That’s one of the questions Politico looked at in a recent article by Tucker Doherty, which described the “Medicare time bomb” coming, with 7...

The Number: Medicare for All

The Number: Medicare for All

Medicare-for-all has been in the news for weeks and months, especially leading up to the 2018 midterm elections in November. So, how much does the public know about Medicare-for-all – and what do they think of it? A recent Reuters survey started to...

Using Telehealth in Medicare Advantage Plans

Using Telehealth in Medicare Advantage Plans

The challenge for Medicare Advantage plans is to educate members on how, when and where to use telehealth. A $40-$50 telehealth visit, versus an in-person visit for a routine procedure, could mean millions in savings for a plan. And, it will add up...