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November 19, 2020

CAAR – Urban Institute Report – November 19, 2020

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , — admin @ 8:29 pm

Social Security & Medicare Lifetime Benefits & Taxes: 2020,” by Erald Koasi and C. Eugene Steuerle (November 2020, .pdf format, 27p.).

www.urban.org/research/publication/social-security-medicare-lifetime-benefits-taxes-2020

November 13, 2020

CAAR – Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Hearing Transcript – November 13, 2020

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 7:13 pm

An agenda and transcript of the November 9-10, 2020 meeting is available.

medpac.gov/-public-meetings-/meeting-details/november-2020-public-meeting

Transcript (.pdf format, 338p.):

medpac.gov/docs/default-source/meeting-materials/nov2020_medpac_transcript_sec.pdf

November 11, 2020

CAAR – Journal of the American Medical Association Article Abstracts – November 11, 2020

A. “Association of Skilled Nursing Facility Participation in a Bundled Payment Model With Institutional Spending for Joint Replacement Surgery,” by Michael L. Barnett, Karen E. Joynt Maddox,E. John Orav, David C. Grabowski, and Arnold M. Epstein (Vol. 324, No. 18, November 10, 2020, p. 1869-1877).

jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2772760

B. “Effect of Vitamin D Supplementation, Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation, or a Strength-Training Exercise Program on Clinical Outcomes in Older Adults: The DO-HEALTH Randomized Clinical Trial,” by Heike A. Bischoff-Ferrari, Bruno Vellas, René Rizzoli, Reto W. Kressig, José A. P. da Silva, Michael Blauth, David T. Felson, Eugene V. McCloskey, Bernhard Watzl, Lorenz C. Hofbauer, Dieter Felsenberg, Walter C. Willett, Bess Dawson-Hughes, JoAnn E. Manson, Uwe Siebert, Robert Theiler, Hannes B. Staehelin, Caroline de Godoi Rezende Costa Molino, Patricia O. Chocano-Bedoya, Lauren A. Abderhalden, Andreas Egli, John A. Kanis, and Endel J. Orav, for the DO-HEALTH Research Group (Vol. 324, No. 18, November 10, 2020, p. 1855-1868).

jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2772758

November 3, 2020

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Assistant Secretary for Policy and Evaluation Reports – November 3, 2020

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , — admin @ 6:20 pm

A. “COVID-19 Intensifies Nursing Home Workforce Challenges,” by Noelle Denny-Brown, Denise Stone, Burke Hays, and Dayna Gallaghe (October 2020, .pdf format, 45p.).

aspe.hhs.gov/basic-report/covid-19-intensifies-nursing-home-workforce-challenges

B. “Changes In Home Health Care Use In Medicare Advantage Compared To Traditional Medicare, 2011-2016,” by Peter J. Huckfeldt, Stephen Zuckerman, Laura Skopec, Joshua Aarons, Robert A. Berenson, Judith Feder, and Douglas Wissoker (September 2020, .pdf format, 22p.).

aspe.hhs.gov/basic-report/changes-home-health-care-use-medicare-advantage-compared-traditional-medicare-2011-2016

 

CAAR – AARP Public Policy Institute Reports – November 3, 2020

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 6:16 pm

A. “Putting People First by Strengthening Medicare for the Future: Promising Payment and Delivery System Innovations in Medicare,” by Harriet Komisar, Keith Lind, and Claire Noel-Miller (October 2020, .pdf format, 27p.).

www.aarp.org/ppi/info-2020/putting-people-first-by-strengthening-medicare-for-the-future.html

B. “Which Older Adults Have Access to America’s Most Livable Neighborhoods? An Analysis of AARP’s Livability Index,” by Rodney Harrell, Shannon Guzman, Jennifer Molinsky, and Whitney Airgood-Obrycki (October 2020, .pdf format, 38p.).

www.aarp.org/ppi/info-2020/which-older-adults-have-access-to-americas-most-livable-neighborhoods.html

CAAR – Table of Contents – November 3, 2020

Filed under: Journal Table of Contents — Tags: , — admin @ 6:14 pm

Health Affairs (Vol. 39, No. 11, November 2020).

www.healthaffairs.org/toc/hlthaff/39/11

October 29, 2020

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief – October 29, 2020

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 6:14 pm

Medicare Part D: A First Look at Medicare Prescription Drug Plans in 2021,” by Juliette Cubanski and Anthony Damico (October 2020, HTML format).

www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/medicare-part-d-a-first-look-at-medicare-prescription-drug-plans-in-2021/

October 22, 2020

CAAR – Commonwealth Fund Issue Brief – October 22, 2020

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Medicare and Home Health: Taking Stock in the COVID-19 Era,” by Courtney Harold Van Houtven and Walter D. Dawson (October 2020, .pdf and HTML format, 10p.).

www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/issue-briefs/2020/oct/medicare-home-health-taking-stock-covid-19-era

October 19, 2020

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper – October 19, 2020

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: — admin @ 7:21 pm

Links to an abstract available. For full text availability check your organization’s library. “Moneyball in Medicare: Heterogeneous Treatment Effects,” by Edward C. Norton, Emily J. Lawton, and Jun Li (w27948, October 2020, .pdf format, 33p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w27948

October 12, 2020

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Briefs – October 12, 2020

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , — admin @ 8:18 pm

A. “One in Four Older Adults Report Anxiety or Depression Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic,” by Wyatt Koma, Sarah True, Jeannie Fuglesten Biniek, Juliette Cubanski, Kendal Orgera, and Rachel Garfield (October 2020, HTML format).

www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/one-in-four-older-adults-report-anxiety-or-depression-amid-the-covid-19-pandemic/

B. “Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payments for COVID-19 Revenue Loss: More Time to Repay,” by Juliette Cubanski, Karyn Schwartz, Jeannie Fuglesten Biniek, and Tricia Neuman (October 2020, HTML format).

www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/medicare-accelerated-and-advance-payments-for-covid-19-revenue-loss-more-time-to-repay/

CAAR – Commonwealth Fund Issue Brief – October 12, 2020

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COVID-19’s Impact on Older Workers: Employment, Income, and Medicare Spending,” by Gretchen Jacobson, Judith Feder, and David C. Radley (October 2020, .pdf and HTML format, 9p.).

www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/issue-briefs/2020/oct/covid-19-impact-older-workers-employment-income-medicare

September 24, 2020

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – September 24, 2020

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 8:58 pm

CMS’s Monitoring Activities for Ensuring That Medicare Accountable Care Organizations Report Complete and Accurate Data on Quality Measures Were Generally Effective, but There Were Weaknesses That Could Be Improved,” (A-09-18-03033, September 2020, .pdf format, 19p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oas/reports/region9/91803033.asp

September 10, 2020

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General Report – September 10, 2020

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 7:40 pm

Billions in Estimated Medicare Advantage Payments From Diagnoses Reported Only on Health Risk Assessments Raise Concerns,” (OEI-03-17-00471, September 2020, .pdf format, 41p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/OEI-03-17-00471.asp

CAAR – Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Hearing Transcript – September 10, 2020

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: — admin @ 7:39 pm

An agenda and transcript of the September 3-4, 2020 meeting is available.

medpac.gov/-public-meetings-/meeting-details/september-2020-public-meeting

Transcript (.pdf format, 401p.):

medpac.gov/docs/default-source/meeting-materials/september2020_medpac_meetingtranscript_sec.pdf?sfvrsn=0

September 9, 2020

CAAR – Journal of the American Medical Association Article Abstract – September 9, 2020

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 8:54 pm

Association of Clinician Health System Affiliation With Outpatient Performance Ratings in the Medicare Merit-based Incentive Payment System,” by Kenton J. Johnston, Timothy L. Wiemken, Jason M. Hockenberry, Jose F. Figueroa, and Karen E. Joynt Maddox (Vol. 324, No. 10, September 8, 2020, p. 984-992).

jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2770411

CAAR – Employee Benefits Research Institute Issue Brief – September 9, 2020

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 8:52 pm

Money Can’t Buy Me Love, but It Might Buy Me Medicare: An Analysis of the Impact of a Medicare Buy-In Policy on Employers,” by Jake Spiegel (September 2020, .pdf format, 24p.). Note: EBRI requires free registration prior to providing access.

www.ebri.org/content/money-can-t-buy-me-love-but-it-might-buy-me-medicare-an-analysis-of-the-impact-of-a-medicare-buy-in-policy-on-employers

CAAR – Table of Contents – September 9, 2020

Filed under: Journal Table of Contents — Tags: — admin @ 8:49 pm

Health Affairs (Vol. 39, No. 9, September 2020).

www.healthaffairs.org/toc/hlthaff/39/9

September 3, 2020

CAAR – Urban Institute Brief – September 3, 2020

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 9:06 pm

Calibrating a Microsimulation Model of Medicare Policy Reform to Match Administrative Benchmarks for Enrollment and Spending,” by Diane Arnos, Bowen Garrett, Anuj Gangopadhyaya, and Adele Shartzer (September 2020, .pdf format, 12p.).

www.urban.org/research/publication/calibrating-microsimulation-model-medicare-policy-reform-match-administrative-benchmarks-enrollment-and-spending

August 27, 2020

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – August 26, 2020

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 6:37 pm

Medicare Contractors Were Not Consistent in How They Reviewed Extrapolated Overpayments in the Provider Appeals Process,” (August 2020, .pdf format, 23p.)

oig.hhs.gov/oas/reports/region5/51800024.asp

August 26, 2020

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General Issue Brief – August 26, 2020

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

CMS’s Encounter Data Lack Essential Information That Medicare Advantage Organizations Have the Ability to Collect,” (OEI-03-19-00430, August 2020, .pdf format, 17p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/OEI-03-19-00430.asp

August 20, 2020

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief – August 20, 2020

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , — admin @ 6:00 pm

Mail Delays Could Affect Mail-Order Prescriptions for Millions of Medicare Part D and Large Employer Plan Enrollees,” by Juliette Cubanski, Jeannie Fuglesten Biniek, Matthew Rae, Anthony Damico, Brittni Frederiksen, and Alina Salganicoff (August 2020, HTML format).

www.kff.org/coronavirus-covid-19/issue-brief/mail-delays-could-affect-mail-order-prescriptions-for-millions-of-medicare-part-d-and-large-employer-plan-enrollees/

August 17, 2020

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General Reports – August 17, 2020

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:21 pm

A. “Medicare Part B Drug Payments: Impact of Price Substitutions Based on 2018 Average Sales Prices.” (OEI-03-20-00130, August 2020, .pdf format, 6p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/OEI-03-20-00130.asp

B. “Medicare Laboratory Test Expenditures Increased in 2018, Despite New Rate Reductions,” (OEI-09-19-00100, August 2020, .pdf format, 22p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-09-19-00100.asp

August 14, 2020

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief – August 14, 2020

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:15 pm

Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payments for COVID-19 Revenue Loss: Time to Repay?” Juliette Cubanski, Karyn Schwartz, Jeannie Fuglesten Biniek, and Tricia Neuman (August 2020, HTML format).

www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/medicare-accelerated-and-advance-payments-for-covid-19-revenue-loss-time-to-repay/

August 6, 2020

CAAR – Tables of Contents – August 6, 2020

Filed under: Journal Table of Contents — Tags: , , — admin @ 5:46 pm

Health Affairs (Vol. 39, No. 8, August 2020).

www.healthaffairs.org/toc/hlthaff/39/8

Journal of Applied Gerontology (Vol. 39, No. 9, September 2020).

journals.sagepub.com/toc/jaga/39/9

Journal of Gerontological Social Work (Vol. 63, No. 5, 2020).

www.tandfonline.com/toc/wger20/63/5?nav=tocList

July 30, 2020

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Issue Brief –

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , — admin @ 8:04 pm

Medicare Beneficiary Use of Telehealth Visits: Early Data From the Start of the COVID-19 Pandemic,” (July 2020, .pdf format, 23p.).

aspe.hhs.gov/pdf-report/medicare-beneficiary-use-telehealth

July 27, 2020

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General Report – July 27, 2020

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 7:19 pm

CMS Could Have Saved $192 Million by Targeting Home Health Claims for Review With Visits Slightly Above the Threshold That Triggers a Higher Medicare Payment,” (A-09-18-03031, July 2020, .pdf format, 22p.).

www.oig.hhs.gov/oas/reports/region9/91803031.asp

July 24, 2020

CAAR – Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Report – July 24, 2020

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 5:14 pm

Health Care Spending and the Medicare Program: A Data Book,” (July 2020, .pdf format, 200p.).

medpac.gov/docs/default-source/data-book/july2020_databook_entirereport_sec.pdf?sfvrsn=0

July 16, 2020

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief – July 16, 2020

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 5:43 pm

How Could the Price of Remdesivir Impact Medicare Spending for COVID-19 Patients?” by Juliette Cubanski, Karyn Schwartz, and Tricia Neuman (July 2020, HTML format).

www.kff.org/coronavirus-covid-19/issue-brief/how-could-the-price-of-remdesivir-impact-medicare-spending-for-covid-19-patients/

July 10, 2020

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief – July 10, 2020

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

Comparing Private Payer and Medicare Payment Rates for Select Inpatient Hospital Services,” by Eric Lopez, Gary Claxton, Karyn Schwartz, Matthew Rae, Nancy Ochieng, and Tricia Neuman (July 2020, HTML format).

www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/comparing-private-payer-and-medicare-payment-rates-for-select-inpatient-hospital-services/

July 9, 2020

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Service, Office of Inspector General Report – July 9, 2020

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 8:21 pm

Loophole in Drug Payment Rule Continues To Cost Medicare and Beneficiaries Hundreds of Millions of Dollars,” (OEI-BL-20-00100, July 2020, .pdf format, 16p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/OEI-BL-20-00100.asp

July 8, 2020

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers – July 8, 2020

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: , , , , — admin @ 6:53 pm

Links to an abstract are available. For full text availability check your organization’s library.

A. “Older People are Less Pessimistic about the Health Risks of Covid-19,” by Pedro Bordalo, Katherine B. Coffman, Nicola Gennaioli, and Andrei Shleifer (w27494, July 2020, .pdf format, 29p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w27494

B. “Variation in Health Care Prices Across Public and Private Payers,” by Toren L. Fronsdal, Jay Bhattacharya, and Suzanne Tamang (w27490, July 2020, .pdf format, 58p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w27490

C. “Physician Characteristics and Patient Survival: Evidence from Physician Availability,” by Joseph J. Doyle Jr. (w27458, July 2020, .pdf format, 38p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w27458

June 30, 2020

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Service, Office of the Inspector General Report – June 30, 2020

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 6:14 pm

Part D Plans Generally Include Drugs Commonly Used by Dual Eligibles: 2020,” (OEI-05-20-00190, June 2020, .pdf format, 34p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-05-20-00190.asp

June 17, 2020

CAAR – Urban Institute Report – June 17, 2020

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 3:16 pm

Development and Structure of BETOS 2.0 with Illustrative Data,” by Robert A. Berenson and Mary Jo Braid-Forbes (June 2020, .pdf and HTML format, 43p.).

www.urban.org/research/publication/development-and-structure-betos-20-illustrative-data

June 16, 2020

CAAR – Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Report – June 16, 2020

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 6:30 pm

Report to the Congress: Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System,” (June 2020, .pdf format, 227p.).

medpac.gov/docs/default-source/reports/jun20_reporttocongress_sec.pdf?sfvrsn=0

June 11, 2020

CAAR – AARP Public Policy Institute Reports – June 11, 2020

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , , , — admin @ 7:40 pm

A. “How Does Earnings Inequality Affect Social Security Financing?” by Richard W. Johnson [Urban Institute] (June 2020, .pdf format, 10p.).

www.aarp.org/ppi/info-2020/how-does-earnings-inequality-affect-social-security-financing.html

B. “Medicare Beneficiaries’ Out-of-Pocket Spending for Health Care,” by Claire Noel-Miller (June 2020, .pdf format, 8p.).

www.aarp.org/ppi/info-2020/medicare-beneficiaries-out-of-pocket-spending-for-health-care.html

June 10, 2020

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief – June 10, 2020

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

Insulin Costs and Coverage in Medicare Part D,” by Juliette Cubanski, Tricia Neuman, Sarah True, and Anthony Damico (June 2020, HTML format).

www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/insulin-costs-and-coverage-in-medicare-part-d/

June 1, 2020

CAAR – Employee Benefit Research Institute Issue Brief – June 1, 2020

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:07 pm

A Bit of Good News During the Pandemic: Savings Medicare Beneficiaries Need for Health Expenses Decrease in 2020,” by Jack VanDerhei and Paul Fronstin (May 2020, .pdf format, 12p.). Note: EBRI requires free registration prior to providing access to full-text.

www.ebri.org/content/a-bit-of-good-news-during-the-pandemic-savings-medicare-beneficiaries-need-for-health-expenses-decrease-in-20%5B20

May 27, 2020

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper – May 27, 2020

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: — admin @ 5:01 pm

Links to an abstract are available. For full text availability check your organization’s library. “Voluntary Regulation: Evidence from Medicare Payment Reform,” by Liran Einav, Amy Finkelstein, Yunan Ji, and Neale Mahoney (w27223, May 2020, .pdf format, 57p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w27223

May 21, 2020

CAAR – US Government Accountability Office Reports – May 21, 2020

A. “Medicare: CMS Should Provide Beneficiaries More Information about Substance Use Disorder Coverage,” (GAO-20-408, May 2020, .pdf format, 37p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-20-408

B. “Infection Control Deficiencies Were Widespread and Persistent in Nursing Homes Prior to COVID-19 Pandemic,” (GAO-20-576R, May 2020, .pdf format, 15p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-20-576R

May 18, 2020

CAAR – Commonwealth Fund Issue Brief – May 18, 2020

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 6:01 pm

As It Grows, Medicare Advantage Is Enrolling More Low-Income and Medically Complex Beneficiaries,” by As It Grows, Medicare Advantage Is Enrolling More Low-Income and Medically Complex Beneficiaries,” by Christie Teigland, Zulkarnain Pulungan, Tanya Shah, Eric C. Schneider, and Shawn Bishop (May 2020, .pdf and HTML format, 15p.).

www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/issue-briefs/2020/may/medicare-advantage-enrolling-low-income-medically-complex

May 13, 2020

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Service, Office of Inspector General Report – May 13, 2020

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 5:32 pm

Medicare Part D Beneficiaries at Serious Risk of Opioid Misuse or Overdose: A Closer Look,” (OEI-02-19-00130, May 2020, .pdf format, 24p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-02-19-00130.asp

CAAR – Journal of the American Medical Association Article Abstracts – May 13, 2020

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

A. “Association Between Initiation of Pulmonary Rehabilitation After Hospitalization for COPD and 1-Year Survival Among Medicare Beneficiaries,” by Peter K. Lindenauer, Mihaela S. Stefan, Penelope S. Pekow, Kathleen M. Mazor, Aruna Priya, Kerry A. Spitzer, Tara C. Lagu, Quinn R. Pack, Victor M. Pinto-Plata, and Richard ZuWallack (Vol. 323, No. 18, May 12, 2020, p. 1813-1823).

jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2765730

B. “Effect of Biomechanical Footwear on Knee Pain in People With Knee Osteoarthritis: The BIOTOK Randomized Clinical Trial,” by Stephan Reichenbach, David T. Felson, Cesar A. Hincapie, Sarah Heldner, Lukas Bütikofer, Armando Lenz, Bruno R. da Costa, Harald M. Bonel, Richard K. Jones, Gillian A. Hawker, and Peter Jüni (Vol. 323, No. 18, May 12, 2020, p. 1802-1812).

jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2765729

May 8, 2020

CAAR – AARP Public Policy Institute Report – May 8, 2020

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:06 pm

Medicare Financial Outlook: What Do Trust Fund Solvency Projections Mean?” by Harriet Komisar (May 2020, .pdf format, 7p.).

www.aarp.org/ppi/info-2020/medicare-financial-outlook.html

April 28, 2020

CAAR – National Academy of Social Insurance Report – April 28, 2020

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

Medicare Finances: Findings of the 2020 Trustees Report,” by Bethany Cole (Health Policy Brief, No. 16, April 2020, .pdf format, 10p.).

www.nasi.org/research/2020/medicare-finances-findings-2020-trustees-report

April 27, 2020

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief – April 27, 2020

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 5:22 pm

Medicare Beneficiaries’ Financial Security Before the Coronavirus Pandemic,” by Wyatt Koma, Tricia Neuman, Gretchen Jacobson, and Karen Smith (April 2020, HTML format).

www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/medicare-beneficiaries-financial-security-before-the-coronavirus-pandemic/

 

April 23, 2020

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief – April 23, 2020

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 6:07 pm

A Dozen Facts About Medicare Advantage in 2020,” by Meredith Freed, Anthony Damico, and Tricia Neuman (April 2020, HTML format).

www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/a-dozen-facts-about-medicare-advantage-in-2020/

April 22, 2020

CAAR – US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Report – April 22, 2020

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 6:21 pm

2020 Annual Report Of The Boards Of Trustees Of The Federal Hospital Insurance And Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds,” (April 2020, .pdf format, 249p.).

www.cms.gov/files/document/2020-medicare-trustees-report.pdf

April 15, 2020

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief – April 15, 2020

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 6:17 pm

How Much More Than Medicare Do Private Insurers Pay? A Review of the Literature,” by Eric Lopez, Tricia Neuman, Gretchen Jacobson, and Larry Levitt (April 2020, HTML format).

www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/how-much-more-than-medicare-do-private-insurers-pay-a-review-of-the-literature/

April 7, 2020

CAAR – Medicare Payment Advisory Committee Hearing Testimony – April 7, 2020

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: — admin @ 6:02 pm

An agenda and transcript of the April 2-3, 2020 meeting is available.

medpac.gov/-public-meetings-/meeting-details/april-2020-public-meeting

Transcript (.pdf format, 147p.):

medpac.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/04_02_20_transcript_medpac_final.pdf?sfvrsn=0

CAAR – Journal of the American Medical Association Research Letter Abstract – April 7, 2020

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 5:53 pm

Medicare Enrollment Among Patients With End-Stage Kidney Disease Receiving Dialysis in Outpatient Facilities Between 2005 and 2016,” by Abby Hoffman, Caroline E. Sloan, Matthew L. Maciejewski, and Virginia Wang (Vol. 323, No. 13, April 7, 2020, p. 1314-1316).

jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2764171

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