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November 20, 2017

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper – November 20, 2017

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: — admin @ 4:54 pm

Links to an abstract are available. For full text availability check your organization’s library.
Service-level Selection: Strategic Risk Selection in Medicare Advantage in Response to Risk Adjustment,” by Sungchul Park, Anirban Basu, Norma Coe, and Fahad Khalil (w24038, November 2017, .pdf format, 46p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w24038

November 16, 2017

CAAR – Congressional Budget Office Working Paper – November 16, 2017

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: — admin @ 4:53 pm

Effects of Medicare Advantage Enrollment on Beneficiary Risk Scores,” by Alice Burns and Tamara Hayford (Working Paper 2017-08, November 2017, .pdf format, 18p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.cbo.gov/publication/53270

CAAR – Commonwealth Fund Issue Brief – November 16, 2017

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

Use of Paid and Unpaid Personal Help by Medicare Beneficiaries Needing Long-Term Services and Supports,” by Amber Willink, Karen Davis, John Mulcahy, and Jennifer L. Wolff (November 2017, .pdf format, 8p.).

www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/issue-briefs/2017/nov/paid-unpaid-help-medicare-ltss

November 13, 2017

CAAR – AARP Public Policy Institute Report – November 13, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:46 pm

Understanding Medicare’s Home Health Benefit,” by Olivia Dean and Keith Lind (November 2017, .pdf format, 6p.).

www.aarp.org/ppi/info-2017/understanding-medicares-home-health-benefit.html

November 7, 2017

CAAR – Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Hearing Transcript – November 7, 2017

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

A transcript of the Nov. 5-6, 2017 meeting is available.

www.medpac.gov/-public-meetings-/meeting-details/november-2017-public-meeting

Transcript (.pdf format, 423p.):

www.medpac.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/november-2017-transcriptsf1b311adfa9c665e80adff00009edf9c.pdf

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief – November 7, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 5:13 pm

No Limit: Medicare Part D Enrollees Exposed to High Out-of-Pocket Drug Costs Without a Hard Cap on Spending,” by Juliette Cubanski, Tricia Neuman, Kendal Orgera, and Anthony Damico (November 2017, .pdf and HTML format, 13p.).

www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/no-limit-medicare-part-d-enrollees-exposed-to-high-out-of-pocket-drug-costs-without-a-hard-cap-on-spending/

November 6, 2017

CAAR – US Government Accountability Office Report – November 6, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 3:04 pm

Prescription Opioids: Medicare Needs to Expand Oversight Efforts to Reduce the Risk of Harm,” (GAO-18-15, October 2017, .pdf format, 35p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-18-15

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief – November 6, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 3:01 pm

Medicare’s Income-Related Premiums Under Current Law and Proposed Changes,” by Juliette Cubanski and Tricia Neuman (November 2017, .pdf and HTML format, 3p.).

www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/medicares-income-related-premiums-under-current-law-and-proposed-changes/

November 2, 2017

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – November 2, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:15 pm

CMS Ensured Nearly All Part D Drug Records Contained Valid Prescriber Identifiers in 2016,” (OEI-03-17-00040, October 2017, .pdf format, 12p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-03-17-00040.asp

October 31, 2017

CAAR – Urban Institute Reports – October 31, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:45 pm

A. “Restructuring Medicare: The False Promise of Premium Support,” by Robert A. Berenson, Laura Skopec, and Stephen Zuckerman (October 2017, .pdf format, 24p.).

www.aarp.org/ppi/info-2017/premium-support-is-the-wrong-direction-for-medicare.html

B. “The Interaction Between IRAs and 401(k) Plans in Savers’ Portfolios,” by William G. Gale, Aaron Krupkin, and Shanthi Ramnath (October 2017, .pdf format, 25p.).

www.urban.org/research/publication/interaction-between-iras-and-401k-plans-savers-portfolios

 

October 26, 2017

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – October 26, 2017

A. “Influence of pharmaceutical marketing on Medicare prescriptions in the District of Columbia,” by Susan F. Wood, Joanna Podrasky, Meghan A. McMonagle, Janani Raveendran, Tyler Bysshe, Alycia Hogenmiller, and Adriane Fugh-Berman (PLoS ONE12(10): e0186060. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0186060, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 13p.).

journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0186060

B. “Physical activity and cohabitation status moderate the link between diabetes mellitus and cognitive performance in a community-dwelling elderly population in Germany,” by Anne Fink, Nikolaus Buchmann, Christina Tegeler, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Ilja Demuth, and Gabriele Doblhammer (PLoS ONE12(10): e0187119. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0187119, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 15p.).

journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0187119

October 23, 2017

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – October 23, 2017

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

CMS Ensured That Medicare Shared Savings Program Beneficiaries Were Properly Assigned: Beneficiaries Were Assigned to Only One Accountable Care Organization and Were Not Assigned to Other Shared Savings Programs,” (A-09-17-03010, October 2017, .pdf format, 23p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oas/reports/region9/91703010.asp

October 20, 2017

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Briefs – October 20, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:30 pm

A. “Medicare Part D: A First Look at Prescription Drug Plans in 2018,” by Juliette Cubanski, Anthony Damico, Jack Hoadley, Kendal Orgera, and Tricia Neuman (October 2017, .pdf and HTML format, 21p.).

www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/medicare-part-d-a-first-look-at-prescription-drug-plans-in-2018/

B. “Medicare Advantage 2018 Data Spotlight: First Look,” by Gretchen Jacobson, Anthony Damico, and Tricia Neuman (October 2017, .pdf and HTML format, 5p.).

www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/medicare-advantage-2018-data-spotlight-first-look/

October 13, 2017

CAAR – Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Hearing Transcript – October 13, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:05 pm

A transcript of the Oct. 5-6, 2017 meeting is available.

www.medpac.gov/-public-meetings-/meeting-details/october-2017-public-meeting

Transcript (.pdf format, 423p.):

www.medpac.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/transcript-10-5-combined.pdf

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – October 13, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 5:04 pm

CMS’s Policies and Procedures Were Generally Effective in Ensuring That Capitation Payments Were Not Made After Beneficiaries’ Dates of Death,” (A-07-16-05087, October 2017, .pdf format, 11p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oas/reports/region7/71605087.asp

October 6, 2017

CAAR – US Congressional Budget Office Report – October 6, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 12:57 pm

A Premium Support System for Medicare: Updated Analysis of Illustrative Options,” (October 2017, .pdf format, 16p.).

www.cbo.gov/publication/53077

October 5, 2017

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Report – October 5, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 3:52 pm

Medicare Advantage: How Robust Are Plans’ Physician Networks?” by Gretchen Jacobson, Matthew Rae, Tricia Neuman, Kendal Orgera, and Cristina Boccuti (October 2017, .pdf and HTML format, 24p.).

www.kff.org/medicare/report/medicare-advantage-how-robust-are-plans-physician-networks/

October 3, 2017

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Brief – October 3, 2017

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

Medicare Payments for Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Tests in 2016: Year 3 of Baseline Data,” (OEI-09-17-00140, September 2017, .pdf format, 10p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-09-17-00140.asp

October 2, 2017

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Reports – October 2, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , — admin @ 4:57 pm

A. “Shortcomings of Device Claims Data Complicate and Potentially Increase Medicare Costs for Recalled and Prematurely Failed Devices,” (A-01-15-00504, September 2017, .pdf format, 28p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oas/reports/region1/11500504.asp

B. “Medicare Part B Drug Payments: Impact of Price Substitutions Based on 2015 Average Sales Prices,” (OEI-03-17-00360, September 2017, .pdf format, 10p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-03-17-00360.asp

September 29, 2017

CAAR – US Government Accountability Office Report – September 29, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:51 pm

Medicare: CMS Fraud Prevention System Uses Claims Analysis to Address Fraud,” (GAO-17-710, August 2017, .pdf format, 32p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-17-710

September 22, 2017

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – September 22, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:13 pm

Vulnerabilities Remain in Medicare Hospital Outlier Payments,” (A-07-14-02800, September 2017, .pdf format, 31p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oas/reports/region7/71402800.asp

 

September 21, 2017

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – September 21, 2017

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

Medicare Inappropriately Paid Acute-Care Hospitals for Outpatient Services They Provided to Beneficiaries Who Were Inpatients of Other Facilities,” (A-09-16-02026, September 2017, .pdf format, 17p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oas/reports/region9/91602026.asp

September 19, 2017

CAAR – Journal of the American Medical Association Article – September 19, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 5:04 pm

Note: The link below is to the table of contents for the current issue of JAMA (Vol. 318, No. 11, September 19, 2017). Check with your organization’s information center for availability.

jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/issue/318/11

Carotid Endarterectomy and Carotid Artery Stenting in the US Medicare Population, 1999-2014,” by Judith H. Lichtman, Michael R. Jones, Erica C. Leifheit, Alice J. Sheffet, George Howard, Brajesh K. Lal, Virginia J. Howard, Yun Wang, Jeptha Curtis, and Thomas G. Brott, (p. 1035-1046).

September 14, 2017

CAAR – Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Hearing Transcript – September 14, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:29 pm

A transcript of the Sept. 7-8, 2017 meeting is available.

www.medpac.gov/-public-meetings-/meeting-details/september-2017-public-meeting

Transciprt (.pdf format, 338p.):

www.medpac.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/medpac-transcript-09-07-2017.pdf

September 7, 2017

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Service, Office of Inspector General Reports – September 7, 2017

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

A. “Medicare Part B Drug Payments: Impact of Price Substitutions Based on 2014 Average Sales Prices,” (OEI 03-16-00540, August 2017, .pdf format, 9p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-03-16-00540.asp

B. “Calculation of Potential Inflation-Indexed Rebates For Medicare Part B Drugs 2017,” (OEI-12-17-00180, August 2017, .pdf format, 26p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-12-17-00180.asp

August 30, 2017

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – August 30, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:58 pm

Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations Have Shown Potential for Reducing Spending and Improving Quality,” (Report OEI-02-15-00450, August 2017, .pdf format, 39p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-02-15-00450.asp

August 2, 2017

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief – August 2, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:54 pm

Some Counties May Lack an ACA Marketplace Insurer Next Year – But Many More Lack Medicare Advantage Plans Today,” by Gretchen Jacobson and Tricia Neuman (August 2017, .pdf and HTML format, 2p.).

www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/some-counties-may-lack-an-aca-marketplace-insurer-next-year-but-many-more-lack-medicare-advantage-plans-today/

July 24, 2017

CAAR – Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Report – July 24, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:46 pm

Health Care Spending and the Medicare Program,” (June 2017, .pdf format, 201p.).

www.medpac.gov/docs/default-source/data-book/jun17_databookentirereport_sec.pdf

July 21, 2017

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief – July 21, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:51 pm

The Facts on Medicare Spending and Financing,” by Juliette Cubanski and Tricia Neuman (July 2017, .pdf and HTML format, 8p.).

www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/the-facts-on-medicare-spending-and-financing/

CAAR – New England Journal of Medicine Article Abstract – July 21, 2017

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

Implementation of Medical Homes in Federally Qualified Health Centers,” by Justin W. Timbie, Claude M. Setodji, Amii Kress, Tara A. Lavelle, Mark W. Friedberg, Peter J. Mendel, Emily K. Chen, Beverly A. Weidmer, Christine Buttorff, Rosalie Malsberger, Mallika Kommareddi, Afshin Rastegar, Aaron Kofner, Lisa Hiatt, Ammarah Mahmud, Katherine Giuriceo, and Katherine L. Kahn (Vol. 377, No. 3, July 20, 2017, p. 246-256).

www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa1616041#t=abstract

July 20, 2017

CAAR – US House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health Hearing Testimony – July 20, 2017

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: — admin @ 5:07 pm

Examining Bipartisan Legislation to Improve the Medicare Program,” a hearing held July 20, 2017 (witness statements available in .pdf format, video of the full hearing available at the site, running time 3 hours 10 minutes). Note: The hearing begins at the 10:55 mark and ends at the 3:21:41 mark).

energycommerce.house.gov/hearings-and-votes/hearings/examining-bipartisan-legislation-improve-medicare-program

July 19, 2017

CAAR – US House Committee on Ways and Means, Oversight Subcommittee Hearing Testimony – July 19, 2017

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: — admin @ 4:52 pm

Hearing on Efforts to Combat Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in the Medicare Program,” a hearing held July 19, 2017 (witness statements available in .pdf format, video of the full hearing available at the site, running time 1 hour 5 minutes). Note: Hearing begins at the 4:29 mark.

waysandmeans.house.gov/event/hearing-efforts-combat-waste-fraud-abuse-medicare-program/

CAAR – Journal of the American Medical Association Articles – July 19, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , , , , — admin @ 4:51 pm

Note: The link below is to the table of contents for the current issue of JAMA (Vol. 318, No. 3, July 18, 2017). Check with your organization’s information center for availability.

jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/issue/318/3

A. “Association of Changing Hospital Readmission Rates With Mortality Rates After Hospital Discharge,” by Kumar Dharmarajan, Yongfei Wang, Zhenqiu Lin, Sharon-Lise T. Normand, Joseph S. Ross, Leora I. Horwitz, Nihar R. Desai, Lisa G. Suter, Elizabeth E. Drye, Susannah M. Bernheim, and Harlan M. Krumholz (p. 270-278).

B. “Associations of Weight Gain From Early to Middle Adulthood With Major Health Outcomes Later in Life,” by Yan Zheng, JoAnn E. Manson, Changzheng Yuan, Matthew H. Liang, Francine Grodstein, Meir J. Stampfer, Walter C. Willett, and Frank B. Hu (p. 255-269).

jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2643761

July 18, 2017

CAAR – US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Website of Interest – July 18, 2017

Filed under: Websites of Interest — Tags: — admin @ 5:01 pm

Medicare Enrollment Dashboard,” (July 2017). “The CMS Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics has developed a new interactive Medicare Enrollment Dashboard, which provides current information on the number of Medicare beneficiaries with hospital/medical coverage and prescription drug coverage, available for several geographical areas including national, state/territory, and county.” To access the dashboard go to:

www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/Dashboard/Medicare-Enrollment/Enrollment%20Dashboard.html

To download the data used for the dashboard go to (zipped Excel format):

www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/CMSProgramStatistics/Downloads/Enrollment_Dashboard_Data_File.zip

July 17, 2017

CAAR – US Government Accountability Office Report – July 17, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:05 pm

Medicare: CMS Should Evaluate Providing Coverage for Disposable Medical Devices That Could Substitute for Durable Medical Equipment,” (GAO-17-600, July 2017, .pdf format, 39p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-17-600

CAAR – Center for Disease Control Articles – July 17, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , — admin @ 5:04 pm

A. “Mortality from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease Among Different Occupation Groups — United States, 1985–2011,” by John D. Beard, Andrea L. Steege, Jun Ju, John Lu,Sara E. Luckhaupt, and Mary K. Schubauer-Berigan (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Vol. 66, No. 27, July 14, 2017, .pdf and HTML format, p. 718-722).

www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6627a2.htm

B. “Pneumococcal Vaccination Among Medicare Beneficiaries Occurring After the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Recommendation for Routine Use Of 13-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine and 23-Valent Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine for Adults Aged {gt}=65 Years,” by Carla L. Black, Walter W. Williams, Rob Warnock Tamara Pilishvili, David Kim, and Jeffrey A. Kelman (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Vol. 66, No. 27, July 14, 2017, .pdf and HTML format, p. 728-733).

www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6627a4.htm

July 14, 2017

CAAR – US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Report – July 14, 2017

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

2017 Annual Report of the Boards of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds,” (July 2017, .pdf format, 257p.).

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

CAAR – US Social Security Administration, Research, Statistics, & Policy Analysis Report – July 14, 2017

Earnings and Employment Data for Workers Covered Under Social Security and Medicare, by State and County, 2014,” (Publication No. 13-11784, July 2017, .pdf and Excel format, 455p.).

www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/eedata_sc/2014/index.html

July 13, 2017

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services Brief – July 13, 2017

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

Opioids in Medicare Part D: Concerns about Extreme Use and Questionable Prescribing,” (OEI-02-17-00250, July 2017, .pdf format, 16p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-02-17-00250.asp

July 11, 2017

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief – July 11, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , — admin @ 5:04 pm

What Are the Implications for Medicare of the American Health Care Act and the Better Care Reconciliation Act?” by Juliette Cubanski and Tricia Neuman (July 2017, .pdf format, 2p.).

www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/what-are-the-implications-for-medicare-of-the-american-health-care-act-and-the-better-care-reconciliation-act/

July 7, 2017

CAAR – US Government Accountability Office Report – July 7, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:57 pm

Hospital Value-Based Purchasing: CMS Should Take Steps to Ensure Lower Quality Hospitals Do Not Qualify for Bonuses,” (GAO-17-551, June 2017, .pdf format, 41p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-17-551

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – July 7, 2017

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

Part D Plans Generally Include Drugs Commonly Used by Dual Eligibles: 2017,” (OEI-05-17-00160, July 2017, .pdf format, 30p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-05-17-00160.asp

June 29, 2017

CAAR – New England Journal of Medicine Article Abstracts – June 29, 2017

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

A. “Air Pollution and Mortality in the Medicare Population,” by Qian Di, Yan Wang, Antonella Zanobetti, Yun Wang, Petros Koutrakis, Christine Choirat, Francesca Dominici, and Joel D. Schwartz (Vol. 376, No. 26, June 30, 2017, p. 2513-2522).

www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1702747#t=abstract

B. “Thyroid Hormone Therapy for Older Adults with Subclinical Hypothyroidism,” by David J. Stott, Nicolas Rodondi, Patricia M. Kearney, Ian Ford, Rudi G.J. Westendorp, Simon P. Mooijaart, Naveed Sattar, Carole E. Aubert, Drahomir Aujesky, Douglas C. Bauer, Christine Baumgartner, Manuel R. Blum, John P. Browne, Stephen Byrne, Tinh-Hai Collet, Olaf M. Dekkers, Wendy P.J. den Elzen, Robert S. Du Puy, Graham Ellis, Martin Feller, Carmen Floriani, Kirsty Hendry, Caroline Hurley, J. Wouter Jukema, Sharon Kean, Maria Kelly, Danielle Krebs, Peter Langhorne, Gemma McCarthy, Vera McCarthy, Alex McConnachie, Mairi McDade, Martina Messow, Annemarie O’Flynn, David O’Riordan, Rosalinde K.E. Poortvliet, Terence J Quinn, Audrey Russell, Carol Sinnott, Jan W.A. Smit, H. Anette Van Dorland, Kieran A. Walsh, M.Pharm., Elaine K. Walsh, Torquil Watt, Robbie Wilson, and Jacobijn Gussekloo, for the TRUST Study Group (Vol. 376, No. 26, June 30, 2017, p. 2534-2544).

www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1603825#t=abstract

June 28, 2017

CAAR – US Congressional Budget Office Report – June 28, 2017

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

An Analysis of Hospital Prices for Commercial and Medicare Advantage Plans,” by Jared Lane Maeda (June 2017, .pdf format, 17p.).

www.cbo.gov/publication/52819

June 15, 2017

CAAR – Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Report – June 15, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:58 pm

Report to the Congress: Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System,” (June 2017, .pdf format, 331p.).

www.medpac.gov/docs/default-source/reports/jun17_reporttocongress_sec.pdf

June 14, 2017

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – June 14, 2017

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

2016 Performance Data for the Senior Medicare Patrol Projects,” (OEI-02-17-00220, June 2017, .pdf format, 74p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-02-17-00220.asp

June 7, 2017

CAAR – US House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health Hearing Testimony – June 7, 2017

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: — admin @ 10:53 am

Medicare Advantage Hearing on Promoting Integrated and Coordinated Care for Medicare Beneficiaries,” a hearing held June 7, 2017 (witness statements available in .pdf format).

waysandmeans.house.gov/event/medicare-advantage-hearing-promoting-integrated-coordinated-care-medicare-beneficiaries/

May 31, 2017

CAAR – US Government Accountability Office Report – May 31, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:57 pm

Medicare Advantage: CMS Should Use Data on Disenrollment and Beneficiary Health Status to Strengthen Oversight,” (GAO-17-393, April 2017, .pdf format, 32p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-17-393

CAAR – US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service Decision Memorandum – May 31, 2017

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

Decision Memo for Supervised Exercise Therapy (SET) for Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) (CAG-00449N),” (May 25, 2017).

www.cms.gov/medicare-coverage-database/details/nca-decision-memo.aspx?NCAId=287

May 30, 2017

CAAR – Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Hearing Transcript – May 30, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:59 pm

A transcript of the Apr. 6-7, 2017 meeting is available.

www.medpac.gov/-public-meetings-/meeting-details/april-2017-public-meeting

Transcript (.pdf format, 502p.):

www.medpac.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/transcript-04-17-combinedd14010adfa9c665e80adff00009edf9c.pdf

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