CDHA CAAR

August 19, 2019

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – August 19, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 5:45 pm

Medicare Part B Drug Payments: Impact of Price Substitutions Based on 2017 Average Sales Prices,” (OEI-03-19-00260, August 2019, .pdf format, 12p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-03-19-00260.asp

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper – August 19, 2019

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: , — admin @ 5:43 pm

Links to an abstract are available. For full text availability check your organization’s library. “Who is Tested for Heart Attack and Who Should Be: Predicting Patient Risk and Physician Error,” by Sendhil Mullainathan and Ziad Obermeyer (w26168, August 2019, .pdf format, 48p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w26168

August 14, 2019

CAAR – US Government Accountability Office Report – August 14, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 5:41 pm

Social Security and Medicare: Improved Schedule Management Needed for More Timely Trust Fund Reports,” (GAO-19-596, July 2019, .pdf format, 29p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-19-596

August 13, 2019

CAAR – US Government Accountability Office Report – August 13, 2018

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:48 pm

Medicare Part D: Use of Pharmacy Benefit Managers and Efforts to Manage Drug Expenditures and Utilization,” (GAO-19-498, July 2019, .pdf format, 85p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-19-498

August 5, 2019

CAAR – Commonwealth Fund Issue Brief – August 5, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 5:33 pm

How the Erosion of Employer-Sponsored Insurance Is Contributing to Medicare Beneficiaries’ Financial Burden,” by Karen Davis, Amber Willink, and Cathy Schoen (July 2019, HTML and .pdf format, 9p.).

www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/issue-briefs/2019/jul/erosion-employer-sponsored-insurance-medicare-financial-burden

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief – August 5, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:31 pm

Financial Performance of Medicare Advantage, Individual, and Group Health Insurance Markets,” by Gretchen Jacobson, Rachel Fehr, Cynthia Cox, and Tricia Neuman (August 2019, .pdf and HTML format, 11p.).

www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/financial-performance-of-medicare-advantage-individual-and-group-health-insurance-markets/

August 2, 2019

CAAR – US Government Accountability Office Reports – August 2, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:01 pm

A. “Medicare Plan Finder: Usability Problems and Incomplete Information Create Challenges for Beneficiaries Comparing Coverage Options,” (GAO-19-627, July 2019, .pdf format, 25p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-19-627

B. “Medicare Physician Services: Spending On and Use of Billing Codes for Comprehensive Care Planning Services,” (GAO-19-557, July 2019, .pdf format, 53p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-19-557

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief – August 2, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 5:00 pm

A Look at Recent Proposals to Control Drug Spending by Medicare and its Beneficiaries,” by Meredith Freed, Juliette Cubanski, and Tricia Neuman (August 2019, HTML and .pdf format, 27p.).

www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/a-look-at-recent-proposals-to-control-drug-spending-by-medicare-and-its-beneficiaries/

August 1, 2019

CAAR – Rand Corporation Report – August 1, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:37 pm

Measuring Health Care Utilization in Medicare Advantage Encounter Data: Methods, Estimates, and Considerations for Research,” by Andrew W. Mulcahy, Melony E. Sorbero, Ammarah Mahmud, Asa Wilks, Jennifer Gildner, Anne Hornsby, and Arthur Pignotti (RR-2681-CMS, July 2019, .pdf format, 21p.).

www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR2681.html

July 30, 2019

CAAR – AARP Public Policy Institute Report – July 30, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:31 pm

Supplemental Benefits in Medicare Advantage: Recent Public Policy Changes and What They Mean for Consumers,” by Jane Sung and Claire Noel-Miller (July 2019, .pdf format, 12p.).

www.aarp.org/ppi/info-2019/supplemental-benefits-under-medicare-advantage/?CMP=RDRCT-PPI-HEALTH-062419

July 29, 2019

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – July 29, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:41 pm

ACOs’ Strategies for Transitioning to Value-Based Care: Lessons From the Medicare Shared Savings Program,” (OEI-02-15-00451, July 2019, .pdf format, 39p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-02-15-00451.asp

July 25, 2019

CAAR – Urban Institute Report – July 25, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:49 pm

A Unified Cost-Sharing Design for Medicare: Effects on Beneficiary and Program Spending,” by Bowen Garrett, Anuj Gangopadhyaya, Adele Shartzer, and Diane Arnos (July 2019, .pdf format, 24p.).

www.urban.org/research/publication/unified-cost-sharing-design-medicare-effects-beneficiary-and-program-spending

July 24, 2019

CAAR – US Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Report – July 24, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 5:38 pm

A Data Book: Health Care Spending and the Medicare Program,” (June 2019, .pdf format, 195p.).

www.medpac.gov/docs/default-source/data-book/jun19_databook_entirereport_sec.pdf

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – July 24, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , — admin @ 5:36 pm

Solutions to Reduce Fraud, Waste, and Abuse in HHS Programs: OIG’s Top Recommendations,” (July 2019, .pdf format, 65p.).

oig.hhs.gov/reports-and-publications/compendium/index.asp

July 23, 2019

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief – July 23, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:41 pm

What’s the Latest on Medicare Drug Price Negotiations?” by Juliette Cubanski, Tricia Neuman, Sarah True, and Meredith Freed (July 2019, .pdf and HTML format, 11p.).

www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/whats-the-latest-on-medicare-drug-price-negotiations/

July 16, 2019

CAAR – US Government Accountability Office Correspondence, Report – July 16, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 5:16 pm

A. “Retirement Security: Trends in Corporate Restructurings and Implications for Employee Pension,” (GAO-19-447R, July 2019, .pdf format, 52p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-19-447R

B. “Medicare: Limited Information Exists on the Effects of Synchronizing Medication Refills,” (GAO-19-520, July 2019, .pdf format, 33p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-19-520

July 9, 2019

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Reports – July 9, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 5:54 pm

A. “Hospice Deficiencies Pose Risks to Medicare Beneficiaries,” (OEI-02-17-00020, July 2019, .pdf format, 34p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-02-17-00020.asp

B. “Safeguards Must Be Strengthened To Protect Medicare Hospice Beneficiaries From Harm,” (OEI-02-17-00021, July 2019, .pdf format, 28p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-02-17-00021.asp

July 5, 2019

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General Report – July 5, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:01 pm

Medicare Part D Rebates for Prescriptions Filled at 340B Contract Pharmacies,” (A-03-16-00002, July 2019, .pdf format, 13p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oas/reports/region3/31600002.asp

CAAR – Urban Institute Brief – July 5, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 3:58 pm

Assessing the President’s 2020 Budget: More for the Elderly, Bond Holders, and Almost No One Else,” by C. Eugene Steuerle, Erald Kolasi, and Caleb Quakenbush (June 2019, .pdf format, 9p.).

www.urban.org/research/publication/assessing-presidents-2020-budget-more-elderly-bond-holders-and-almost-no-one-else

 

CAAR – Tables of Contents – July 5, 2019

Filed under: Journal Table of Contents — Tags: , , , — admin @ 3:54 pm

Health Affairs (Vol. 38, No. 7, July 2019).

www.healthaffairs.org/toc/hlthaff/38/7

Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (Vol. 70, No. 1, 2019).

content.iospress.com/journals/journal-of-alzheimers-disease/70/1

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Vol. 67, No. 7, July 2019).

onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/15325415/2019/67/7

Journal of Applied Gerontology (Vol. 38, No. 7, August 2019).

journals.sagepub.com/toc/jaga/38/8

Journal of Women and Aging (Vol. 31, No. 4, 2019).

content.iospress.com/journals/journal-of-alzheimers-disease/70/1

July 2, 2019

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – July 2, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 5:20 pm

Part D Plans Generally Include Drugs Commonly Used by Dual Eligibles: 2019,” (OEI-05-19-00220, June 2019, .pdf format, 31p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-05-19-00220.asp

June 25, 2019

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief – June 25, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:55 pm

How Many Medicare Part D Enrollees Had High Out-of-Pocket Drug Costs in 2017?” by Juliette Cubanski, Tricia Neuman, and Anthony Damico (June 2019, .pdf format, 12p.).

www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/how-many-medicare-part-d-enrollees-had-high-out-of-pocket-drug-costs-in-2017/

June 19, 2019

CAAR – Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Report – June 19, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:49 pm

Report to the Congress: Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System,” (June 2019, .pdf format, 473p.).

medpac.gov/docs/default-source/reports/jun19_medpac_reporttocongress_sec.pdf?sfvrsn=0

June 17, 2019

CAAR – Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Hearing Transcript – June 17, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:02 pm

An agenda and transcript of the April 4-5, 2019 meeting is available.

www.medpac.gov/-public-meetings-/meeting-details/april-2019-public-meeting

Transcript (.pdf format, 360p.):

www.medpac.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/april-2019-meeting-transcripts.pdf?sfvrsn=0

June 13, 2019

CAAR – US Social Security Administration, Research, Statistics, and Policy Analysis Periodical, Report – June 13, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , — admin @ 3:22 pm

A. SSI Monthly Statistics, May 2019 (June 2019, HTML and .pdf format).

www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_monthly/2019-05/index.html

B. “Earnings and Employment Data for Workers Covered Under Social Security and Medicare, by State and County, 2016,” (May 2019, .pdf, Excel, and HTML format, 455p.).

www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/eedata_sc/2016/index.html

June 12, 2019

CAAR – Journal of the American Medical Association Article Abstract – June 12, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 3:42 pm

Early Adoption of New Supplemental Benefits by Medicare Advantage Plans,” by David J. Meyers, Shayla N. M. Durfey, Emily A. Gadbois, and Kali S. Thomas (Vol. 321, No. 22, June 11, 2019, .pdf format, p. 2238-2240).

jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2735487

CAAR – Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Working Paper – June 12, 2019

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: , — admin @ 3:40 pm

Do States Adjust Medicaid Enrollment in Response to Capitation Rates? Evidence from the Medicare Part D Clawback,” by Laura D. Quinby and Gal Wettstein (WP No. 2019-9, June 2019, .pdf format, 32p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of this paper available at:

crr.bc.edu/working-papers/do-states-adjust-medicaid-enrollment-in-response-to-capitation-rates-evidence-from-the-medicare-part-d-clawback/

CAAR – Tables of Contents – June 12, 2019

Filed under: Journal Table of Contents — Tags: , , , — admin @ 3:38 pm

Ageing and Society (Vol. 39, No. 7, July 2019).

www.cambridge.org/core/journals/ageing-and-society/issue/6F3AF0EAB726CFBAF1DEB562421F6537

Health Affairs (Vol. 38, No. 6, June 2019).

www.healthaffairs.org/toc/hlthaff/38/6

Journal of Applied Gerontology (Vol. 38, No. 7, July 2019).

journals.sagepub.com/toc/jaga/38/7

Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology (Vol. 34, No. 2, June 2019).

link.springer.com/journal/10823/34/2

Journal of Pension Economics & Finance (Vol. 18, No. 3, July 2019).

www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-pension-economics-and-finance/issue/9DE762DEDC3B5055B29F9F57793FFE8B

May 31, 2019

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Service, Office of Inspector General Report – May 31, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:47 pm

2018 Performance Data for the Senior Medicare Patrol Projects,” (OEI-02-19-00280, May 2019, .pdf format, 86p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-02-19-00280.asp

May 30, 2019

CAAR – Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Working Paper – May 30, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:50 pm

The Effect of Medicare Part D on Evergreening, Generic Entry, and Drug Prices,” by Geoffrey T. Sanzenbacher and Gal Wettstein (WP No.2019-8, May 2019, .pdf and Excel format, 24p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of this paper available at:

crr.bc.edu/working-papers/the-effect-of-medicare-part-d-on-evergreening-generic-entry-and-drug-prices/

May 29, 2019

CAAR – Journal of the American Medical Association Article Abstract – May 29, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , — admin @ 5:34 pm

Specialty Drug Pricing and Out-of-Pocket Spending on Orally Administered Anticancer Drugs in Medicare Part D, 2010 to 2019,” by Stacie B. Dusetzina, Haiden A. Huskamp, and Nancy L. Keating (Vol. 321, No. 20, May 28, 2019, p. 2025-2027).

jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2734308

May 23, 2019

CAAR – US National Center for Health Statistics Brief, Report – May 23, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , , , — admin @ 5:47 pm

A. “Strategies Used by Adults Aged 65 and Over to Reduce Their Prescription Drug Costs, 2016–2017,” by Robin A. Cohen and Peter Boersma (NCHS Data Brief No. 335, May 2019, .pdf and HTML format, 7p.).

www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db335.htm

B. “Trends in Cancer and Heart Disease Death Rates Among Adults Aged 45–64: United States, 1999–2017,” by Sally C. Curtin (National Vital Statistics Report, Vol. 68, No. 5, May 2019, .pdf format, 8p.).

www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr68/nvsr68_05-508.pdf

May 20, 2019

CAAR – US Government Accountability Office Report – May 20, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 5:49 pm

Prescription Opioids: Voluntary Medicare Drug Management Programs to Control Misuse,” (GAO-19-446, May 2019, .pdf format, 21p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-19-446

May 16, 2019

CAAR – Employee Benefit Research Institute Issue Brief – May 16, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , — admin @ 5:37 pm

Savings Medicare Beneficiaries Need for Health Expenses in 2019: Some Couples Could Need as Much as $363,000,” by Paul Fronstin and Jack VanDerhei (May 2019, .pdf format, 10p.). Note: EBRI requires free registration to access full-text.

www.ebri.org/content/savings-medicare-beneficiaries-need-for-health-expenses-in-2019

CAAR – AARP Public Policy Institute Reports – May 16, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , — admin @ 5:34 pm

A. “The Student Loan Debt Threat: An Intergenerational Problem,” by Lori A. Trawinski, Susanna Montezemolo, and Alicia Williams (May 2019, .pdf format, 10p.).

www.aarp.org/ppi/info-2019/the-student-loan-debt-threat-an-intergenerational-problem.html

B. “Annual Wellness Visits among Medicare Advantage Enrollees: Trends, Differences by Race and Ethnicity, and Association with Preventive Service Use,” by Elizabeth A. Carter, Keith Lind, and Claire-Noel Miller (May 2019, .pdf format, 6p.).

www.aarp.org/ppi/info-2019/annual-wellness-visits-among-medicare-advantage-enrollees.html?CMP=RDRCT-PPI-HEALTH-050319

May 8, 2019

CAAR – US Senate Committee on Finance Hearing Testimony – May 8, 2019

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: — admin @ 5:05 pm

Medicare Physician Payment Reform After Two Years: Examining MACRA Implementation and the Road Ahead,” a hearing held May 8, 2019 (witness statements available in .pdf format, video of the full hearing available at the site, running time 1 hour 55 minutes). Note: Hearing begins at the 14:46 mark.

www.finance.senate.gov/hearings/medicare-physician-payment-reform-after-two-years-examining-macra-implementation-and-the-road-ahead

CAAR – Tables of Contents – May 8, 2019

Filed under: Journal Table of Contents — Tags: , , — admin @ 5:00 pm

American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (Vol. 27, No. 6, June 2019).

www.ajgponline.org/issue/S1064-7481(19)X0006-8

Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (Vol. 69, No. 1, 2019).

content.iospress.com/journals/journal-of-alzheimers-disease/69/1

Health Affairs (Vol. 38, No. 5, May 2019).

www.healthaffairs.org/toc/hlthaff/38/5admin

May 7, 2019

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief – May 7, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:01 pm

Do People Who Sign Up for Medicare Advantage Plans Have Lower Medicare Spending?” by Gretchen Jacobson, Tricia Neuman, and Anthony Damico (May 2019, HTML format).

www.kff.org/report-section/do-people-who-sign-up-for-medicare-advantage-plans-have-lower-medicare-spending-issue-brief/

May 1, 2019

CAAR – US House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health Hearing Testimony – May 1, 2019

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: , — admin @ 5:38 pm

Prescription Drug Coverage in the Medicare Program,” a hearing held April 30, 2019 (witness statements available in .pdf format, video of the full hearing available at the site, running time 2 hours 9 minutes). Note: Hearing starts at the 11:10 mark, and ends at the 2:23:50 mark.

energycommerce.house.gov/committee-activity/hearings/hearing-on-prescription-drug-coverage-in-the-medicare-program

April 29, 2019

CAAR – Urban Institute Report – April 29, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:30 pm

Why Did Medicare Advantage Enrollment Grow As Payment Pressure Increased? Examining the Role of Market and Demographic Changes,” by Laura Skopec, Stephen Zuckerman, Eva H. Allen, and Joshua Aarons (April 2019, .pdf format, 26p.).

www.urban.org/research/publication/why-did-medicare-advantage-enrollment-grow-payment-pressure-increased

April 22, 2019

CAAR – US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Report – April 22, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:53 pm

2019 Annual Report Of The Boards of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds,” (April 2019, .pdf format, 243p.).

www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/ReportsTrustFunds/index.html?redirect=/ReportsTrustFunds/

CAAR – New England Journal of Medicine Article Abstract – April 22, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:50 pm

Accuracy of Valuations of Surgical Procedures in the Medicare Fee Schedule,” by David C. Chan, Johnny Huynh, and David M. Studdert (Vol. 380, No. 16, April 18, 2019, p. 1546-1554).

www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa1807379

April 18, 2019

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – April 18, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 5:30 pm

Concerns About Opioid Use in Medicare Part D in the Appalachian Region,” (OEI-02-18-00224, April 2019, .pdf format, 13p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-02-18-00224.asp

April 17, 2019

CAAR – Rand Corporation Reports – April 17, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , — admin @ 5:52 pm

A. “Types and Costs of Services for Dual Beneficiaries by Medicare Advantage Health Plans: An Environmental Scan,” by Melony E. Sorbero, Susan L. Lovejoy, Ryan Kandrack, Erin Audrey Taylor, and Kathryn E. Bouskill (Research Report No. 2213, 2018, .pdf format, 53p.).

www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR2213.html

B. “Addressing Social Determinants of Health Needs of Dually Enrolled Beneficiaries in Medicare Advantage Plans: Findings from Interviews and Case Studies,” by Melony E. Sorbero, Ashley M. Kranz, Kathryn E. Bouskill, Rachel Ross, Alina I. Palimaru, and Amanda Meyer (Research Report No. 2634, 2018, .pdf format, 68p.).

www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR2634.html

April 10, 2019

CAAR – Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Hearing Transcript – April 10, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:10 pm

An agenda and transcript of the March 7-8, 2019 meeting is available.

www.medpac.gov/-public-meetings-/meeting-details/march-public-meeting

Transcript (.pdf format, 399p.):

www.medpac.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/medpac-march-2019-meeting-transcript.pdf

April 4, 2019

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief – April 4, 2018

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:53 pm

How Much Does Medicare Spend on Insulin?” by Juliette Cubanski, Tricia Neuman, Sarah True, and Anthony Damico (April 2019, .pdf format, 10p.).

www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/how-much-does-medicare-spend-on-insulin/f

CAAR – Table of Contents – April 4, 2019

Filed under: Journal Table of Contents — Tags: — admin @ 4:48 pm

Health Affairs (Vol. 38, No. 4, April 2019).

www.healthaffairs.org/toc/hlthaff/38/4

April 3, 2019

CAAR – Journal of the American Medical Association Article Abstract – April 3, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , — admin @ 2:43 pm

Association of Amyloid Positron Emission Tomography With Subsequent Change in Clinical Management Among Medicare Beneficiaries With Mild Cognitive Impairment or Dementia,” by Gil D. Rabinovici, Constantine Gatsonis, Charles Apgar, Kiran Chaudhary, Ilana Gareen, Lucy Hanna, James Hendrix, Bruce E. Hillner, Cynthia Olson, Orit H. Lesman-Segev, Justin Romanoff, Barry A. Siegel, Rachel A. Whitmer, and Maria C. Carrillo (Vol. 321, No. 13, April 2, 2019, p. 1286-1294).

jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2729371

March 27, 2019

CAAR – US Government Accountability Office Reports – March 27, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , , — admin @ 4:56 pm

A. “Medicare and Medicaid: CMS Should Assess Documentation Necessary to Identify Improper Payments,” (GAO-19-277, March 2019, .pdf format, 60p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-19-277

B. “Retirement Security: Most Households Approaching Retirement Have Low Savings, an Update,” (GAO-19-442R, March 2019, .pdf format, 4p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-19-442R

March 20, 2019

CAAR – Congressional Budget Office Working Paper – March 20, 2019

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: , , — admin @ 5:18 pm

Prices for and Spending on Specialty Drugs in Medicare Part D and Medicaid: An In-Depth Analysis,” by Anna Anderson-Cook, Jared Maeda, and Lyle Nelson (Working Paper 2019-02, March 2019, .pdf format, 58p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.cbo.gov/publication/55011

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