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Spending on drugs to treat common diseases fell 1.5 percent among customers who receive prescription benefits through commercial insurers.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2013-- As many as 5.3 million Americans who live in the 16 states that have either decided not to expand or are leaning towards not expanding their Medicaid programs may not qualify for coverage through the Affordable Care Act, according to a new analysis from KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm.
The proposed rate cute outlined by CMS is putting pressure on all of the Medicare advantage players, with CNBC's Bertha Coombs.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs takes a deeper look at proposals that would lower Medicare Advantage rates more than analyst and insurers were expecting.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer proposed a tax hike on hospitals to pay for Obamacare. Caroline Heldman, Occidental College Associate Professor of Politics and Paul Howard, Manhattan Institute, weigh in.
MIAMI, Jan. 15, 2013-- BAROMA Health Partners, a wholly owned subsidiary of Baroma, Inc., has been selected as one of 106 new Accountable Care Organizations in Medicare, ensuring as many as 4 million Medicare beneficiaries across the United States now have access to high-quality, coordinated care, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today.
Sen. Lamar Alexander, (R-TN), explains why he voted "yes" on the "fiscal cliff" bill, and why Congress needs to reduce entitlement programs.
ATLANTA, Jan. 2, 2013-- PRGX Global, Inc., the world's leading provider of recovery audit services and the pioneer in Profit Discovery™, today announced that it has been awarded the recovery audit contract for the District of Columbia's Medicaid program.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs countdowns the the crippling cuts to the Medicare program set to take effect if no deal is reached on the "fiscal cliff."
The fiscal cliff may sound like the name of an exercise retreat on a mountain top in Southern California, but the reality is not so pretty. What it refers to is the potentially dire economic situation the U.S. faces at the end of 2012. Here's a look.
President Obama said Wednesday he hoped to reach a deal on the "fiscal cliff" before Christmas.
SAN DIEGO, Nov. 14, 2012-- American Specialty Health Incorporated, a leading national health services organization, announced that Preferred Medical Plan, Inc. of Coral Gables, Fla. has selected the Silver&Fit exercise and healthy aging program for its Medicare plan members.
Dennis Van Roekel, President of the National Education Association, discusses the meeting he had with President Obama on the fiscal cliff.
Supporting Medicaid Expansion The Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act determined that it is optional for states to expand Medicaid eligibility to 133 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.
Delegates to the Republican national convention will adopt a platform on Tuesday that represents a major triumph for the GOP's economic and social conservatives.
Paul Ryan’s health care plan is flawed because it puts all its emphasis on competition, Peter Orszag, former director of the Office of Management and Budget and current vice chairman at Citigroup, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Monday.
Despite a decade of rising C. diff rates, health care providers and the government agencies that oversee them have been slow to adopt proven strategies to reduce the infections, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths and illnesses that could have been prevented, the investigation shows.
The budgets that Rep. Paul Ryan has pushed through the House have been nothing short of a conservative reordering of the nation’s tax and spending priorities for the 21st century, The New York Times reports.
Health-care reform will create $580 billion in potential new Medicaid revenue opportunities in the next five years, Wayne Deveydt, CFO at health insurer WellPoint, told CNBC.
Debra Cafaro, CEO of Ventas, chats with Cramer about what's next for her company.