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Senate Weighs Tax Breaks for Small Businesses

The Senate is expected to vote this week on a bill that would provide small businesses with significant tax breaks.
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Instead of Saving $1.7 Billion, ACOs Cost Medicare $384 Million

Instead of Saving $1.7 Billion, ACOs Cost Medicare $384 Million | Insurance News | Scoop.it
Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are supposed to represent an innovative way to cut costs and improve care. But a new study found that on at least one of those counts, ACOs may be doing more harm than good. The Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) increased federal spending by $384 million between 2013 and 2016, according Read More
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Seniors learn how to detect new Medicare card phone scams

Medicare's new steps to prevent fraud have met some challenges. The new ID cards replaced social security numbers with codes, sparking a new wave of scammers across the country.
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Medicare now covers gene sequencing for patients with advanced cancer

Medicare now covers gene sequencing for patients with advanced cancer | Insurance News | Scoop.it
Patients with advanced cancer will soon have access to more personalized treatment plans because Medicare will now cover genetic tests that sequence tumo
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New Medicare Cards Are Coming. Here's Everything You Should Know About Them

New Medicare Cards Are Coming. Here's Everything You Should Know About Them | Insurance News | Scoop.it
Find out the benefits -- and potential pitfalls -- from the newly minted cards.
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Why Reading Books Should be Your Priority, According to Science

Why Reading Books Should be Your Priority, According to Science | Insurance News | Scoop.it
You're not doing yourself any favors if you're in the 26 percent of American adults who haven't read even part of a book within the last year.
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Amazon entry into health care narrows with Cigna-Express Scripts deal

Amazon entry into health care narrows with Cigna-Express Scripts deal | Insurance News | Scoop.it
If Jeff Bezos ever wanted to get in, "the target that would have made sense for them is Cigna," says analyst Ana Gupte.
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Scammers target senior citizens ahead of new Medicare cards rollout

Scammers target senior citizens ahead of new Medicare cards rollout | Insurance News | Scoop.it
"You're getting all of the scams because, 'these people are old. They don't know squat,'" said Medicare Cardholder of scammers.
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Amazon health care experiment shows why we need Medicare for all

Amazon health care experiment shows why we need Medicare for all | Insurance News | Scoop.it
We have to remove profit from the health care equation, just like Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase intend to do.
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After Analyzing 127 Studies, Scientists Prove Coffee Is Good for Everyone but 1 Select Group

After Analyzing 127 Studies, Scientists Prove Coffee Is Good for Everyone but 1 Select Group | Insurance News | Scoop.it
Coffee repairs your DNA, calms your body, and helps prevent cancer, Type 2 diabetes, and Parkinson's disease.
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CMS: Errors continue to plague Medicare Advantage plans' provider directories | FierceHealthcare

CMS: Errors continue to plague Medicare Advantage plans' provider directories | FierceHealthcare | Insurance News | Scoop.it
Medicare Advantage organizations continue to do a poor job of maintaining accurate provider directories—and it’s landing some in hot water with the federal government. Based on the results of two rounds of reviews, CMS has sent 23 notices of noncompliance, 19 warning letters and 12 warning letters “with a request for a business plan” to MAOs.
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8 Words That Drastically Increase the Chance People Respond to Your Emails

8 Words That Drastically Increase the Chance People Respond to Your Emails | Insurance News | Scoop.it
It's as a simple as showing a little gratitude.
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Why Walmart may want to buy Humana - Mar. 30, 2018

Why Walmart may want to buy Humana - Mar. 30, 2018 | Insurance News | Scoop.it
A move could allow Walmart to drive traffic, control health care for employees and strengthen its position as a one-stop shopping destination.
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Kaiser Health Tracking Poll – March 2018: Views on Prescription Drug Pricing and Medicare-for-all Proposals

Kaiser Health Tracking Poll – March 2018: Views on Prescription Drug Pricing and Medicare-for-all Proposals | Insurance News | Scoop.it
More than a year into President Trump’s presidency, the March Kaiser Health Tracking Poll gauges the public’s top priorities for the president and Congress to do in the coming months. This month’s …
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Payment Cuts Drive Medicare Advantage Plans to Contain Costs

Payment Cuts Drive Medicare Advantage Plans to Contain Costs | Insurance News | Scoop.it
Payment cuts to Medicare Advantage health plans forced payers to create cost-efficiency opportunities and allowed Medicare Advantage plans to grow enrollment while maintain member healthcare costs.
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AHIP urges CMS to fix Medicare Advantage payment formula

AHIP urges CMS to fix Medicare Advantage payment formula | Insurance News | Scoop.it
The insurance industry's dominant lobbying group said a change to the way the CMS calculates Medicare Advantage payment rates would boost insurer payments and allow plans to enhance patient benefits.
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The real reason the U.S. spends twice as much on health care as other wealthy countries - The

The real reason the U.S. spends twice as much on health care as other wealthy countries - The | Insurance News | Scoop.it
It's the prices, stupid.
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How Many Seniors Are Living in Poverty? National and State Estimates Under the Official and Supplemental Poverty Measures in 2016

How Many Seniors Are Living in Poverty? National and State Estimates Under the Official and Supplemental Poverty Measures in 2016 | Insurance News | Scoop.it
This analysis presents national and state estimates of poverty under two different measures of poverty for adults ages 65 and older. Current estimates of poverty based on the Supplemental Poverty M…
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This Is the Way You Need to Write Down Your Goals for Faster Success

This Is the Way You Need to Write Down Your Goals for Faster Success | Insurance News | Scoop.it
You are 42 percent more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down. Doing this one thing will help you achieve all of your goals.
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We Need To Stop Looking For Silver Bullets To Solve Our Problems

We Need To Stop Looking For Silver Bullets To Solve Our Problems | Insurance News | Scoop.it
All generalizations are false, including this one
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Beware, there's a new wave of Medicare scammers

Beware, there's a new wave of Medicare scammers | Insurance News | Scoop.it
Medicare's new ID cards — meant to curb ID theft by replacing the Social Security number with an 11-digit code — have prompted a new wave of scammers.
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Allowing Extra Benefits Boon for Medicare Plans, Other Companies | Bloomberg Law

Allowing Extra Benefits Boon for Medicare Plans, Other Companies | Bloomberg Law | Insurance News | Scoop.it
Health plans, device companies, and home health agencies would benefit from a proposal to let Medicare managed care plans offer benefits to enrollees that aren’t directly health-related.
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The CMS has proposed to bump up baseline Medicare Advantage payment rates for 2019 by 1.84%.

The CMS has proposed to bump up baseline Medicare Advantage payment rates for 2019 by 1.84%. | Insurance News | Scoop.it
The CMS proposes giving Medicare Advantage plans a modest raise and using more patient-care data when setting rates. But the GAO questions the accuracy of patient-care data.
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These two big budget programs were missing from Trump's address

That silence wasn't accidental, some experts say. People would start to lose the benefits they need unless adjustments are made.
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