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Archive for February, 2016

Medicare Advantage payment rates for 2017 will rise by 1.35%

Icon Written by Alex on February 21, 2016 – 7:15 am

Baseline Medicare Advantage payment rates for 2017 will rise by 1.35% on average, an early win for health insurance companies in what is the final Medicare rate battle of the Obama administration. When factoring in the risk coding tendencies, the average change in Medicare Advantage insurers’ revenue will climb 3.55% next year, according to a CMS […]



After New Hampshire victory, Sanders reaffirms single-payer stance

Icon Written by Alex on February 10, 2016 – 8:46 am

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and his vision of single-payer healthcare won the night in New Hampshire for Democrats. Donald Trump, who has shared less about his healthcare views but once also favored a more centralized insurance system, came in first for the Republican field. Both were declared winners of the New Hampshire primary by wide margins as soon as […]



Broward Health under federal and state probes after CEO’s suicide

Icon Written by Alex on February 3, 2016 – 8:12 pm

Broward Health reportedly is under two investigations, one federal, another state, that have come to light after the recent suicide of the system’s CEO. The FBI is looking into claims of corruption following evidence gathered by a corporate private investigator allegedly hired by Dr. Nabil El Sanadi, according to a not-for-profit investigative journalism organization. El […]