Excerpts from this story referencing "health":
"… plan to step up and pay the lion’s share of the bill. Morphew said the health plan had told him over the phone he would owe just $450 for the two days h …"
"… at Humana has largely fixed any problems. Medicare pays the privately run health plans — an alternative to traditional Medicare — a set monthly rate fo …"
"… er payments to Medicare Advantage plans from 2008 through last year. Many health plans also collect monthly fees directly from patients and may charge co-p …"
"… s a year — about one in ten — of the 300 operating. CMS proposed that health plans conduct and pay for self-audits with the goal that each organization …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "insurance":
"… Advantage and introduced risk scores in 2003 as a way to encourage private insurance companies to jump into the senior care market. The program now insures som …"
"… this year. The plans, many of them run by some of the nation’s largest insurance companies, are popular because they often provide extra benefits, such as …"
"… ut the scores crept back up in 2011. Critics argue that even as the health insurance industry lobbies Congress to stave off further rate cuts, it remains overp …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "Medicare Advantage":
"… ng their policies.” …"
"… thanked by industry surrogates for their help in killing some of the same Medicare Advantage cuts he’d previously supported so forcefully. By most accounts it was a …"
"… rs of Congress and the Obama administration, and a forceful flexing of the Medicare Advantage industry’s growing political might in Washington. John Gorman, a top Me …"
"… ge industry’s growing political might in Washington. John Gorman, a top Medicare Advantage consultant, hailed the lobbying victory in early 2013 as a “direct refle …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "Government":
"… rcent growth overall between just two of the years in the data. Finally, a Government Accountability Office Report suggests it could be higher. A 3 percent aver …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "diseases":
"… e visits also can be profitable for the health plans when they uncover new diseases that raise a patient’s risk score— even if the health plan provides no …"
"… ulation that would have banned home health assessments which uncovered new diseases but didn’t lead to any more treatment. Retrospective Chart Reviews:&nbs …"
"… s” electronic patient medical files looking for evidence of unrecognized diseases that could boost risk scores and Medicare payments. CMS has proposed that …"
"… Plans: These are Medicare Advantage plans that enroll people with chronic diseases such as diabetes and take other steps to manage their care. …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "Medicare Part D":
"… also eligible for Medicaid because of their low incomes. Before the Medicare Part D drug program was created in 2006, the pharmaceutical industry paid rebates …"
"… s." And this: “The President has again proposed to upend the successful Medicare Part D prescription drug program by imposing government price controls on it.” …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "gross domestic product":
"… e could cause the national debt to swell up to more than two-thirds of the gross domestic product in just the next decade.For years, experts have also warned that Medicare …"
"… now, the national debt is a little more than half the size of America’s gross domestic product, and it could grow to as much as two thirds of GDP in just 10 years. And M …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "Medicare":
"… ug-makers. Almost all of those same legislators voted in favor of the 2003 Medicare Prescription Drug Act, which led to a windfall of profits for the industry …"
"… hRMA-sponsored trips were taken in 2003, prior to the November vote on the Medicare prescription drug bill. The legislation created a taxpayer-funded prescrip …"
"… bout."The debate over possible conflicts of interest is highlighted by the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003.Relman, a for …"
"… rmaceutical companies stood to benefit financially from the passage of the Medicare bill.Still, many members sponsoring bills have elected to maintain their p …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "George W. Bush":
"… bate on a bill designed to strengthen the FDA.In late September, President George W. Bush signs into law the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act (FDAAA …"
"… ket entry of generic medications, stalls in Congress.On Dec. 21, President George W. Bush signs into law an extension of the State Children's Health Insurance Progr …"