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CMS Publishes 2018 National Healthcare Expenditures
Earnings and Employment Data for Workers Covered Under Social Security and Medicare, by State and County, 2017 (PDF)
[Guidance Overview] Medicare Secondary Payer Reporting Required for Prescription Drug Coverage Beginning in 2020
Does One Medicare Fit All? The Economics of Uniform Health Insurance Benefits
Opening Medicare to Americans Aged 50 to 64 Would Cut Their Insurance Costs, but Drive Up Insurance Prices for Younger People
[Official Guidance] CMS Announces 2020 Medicare Parts A and B Premiums and Deductibles
Medicare Increase in Prescription Drug Spending More Than Offsets Lower Beneficiary Costs for Other Services
Kentucky Expands Medicaid Program to Pay for Employer Coverage
[Guidance Overview] Telehealth Is Here to Stay
Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Measure to Expand Medicare Coverage for Telehealth
How Will the Medicare Part D Benefit Change Under Current Law and Leading Proposals?
[Guidance Overview] Medicare Part D Notices Must Be Provided to Medicare-Enrolled Participants by October 15
Coordinating HSA Contributions with the Commencement of Social Security Benefits
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Medicare, in a Nutshell
Trump Executive Order Bolsters Medicare, Medicare Advantage
Trump to Unveil Order Aiming to Boost Medicare Health Program, Woo Seniors
Medicare Part D Notice Due October 14
Trump Administration Drives Down Medicare Advantage and Part D Premiums for Seniors
Health Care Costs Are Top Concern for Future Retirees (PDF)
'Value' of Care Was a Big Goal. How Did It Work Out?
[Opinion] Be Grateful for Your Health Insurance Company
Employer Requirements for Medicare Part D Creditable Coverage
[Guidance Overview] October 14 Deadline Nearing for Medicare Part D Creditable/Non-Creditable Coverage Notices
Spending for ACA, Medicare and Other Programs to Rise Each Year Through 2029
[Official Guidance] CMS Announces Upcoming Enhancement of Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings
[Guidance Overview] CMS Floats Plan for Hospital Disclosure of Payer-Specific Prices
GAO Report on Medicare Part D: Use of Pharmacy Benefit Managers and Efforts to Manage Drug Expenditures and Utilization
Proposed Changes to Health Savings Accounts Could Hurt You in Retirement
Why Medicare's Expanded Telehealth Reimbursement Matters
Financial Performance of Medicare Advantage, Individual, and Group Health Insurance Markets
Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan Costs to Decline Again in 2020
Administration Proposal Would Require Hospitals to Disclose Discounted Prices They Give Insurers
[Official Guidance] Text of CMS Proposed Regs: Transparency of Hospital Standard Charges and Other Changes to Medicare Payment Systems
CMS Unveils Sweeping Proposed Mandates on Hospital Pricing Transparency
Prescription Drug Rebates, Explained
[Opinion] Striking Down ACA Would Weaken Medicare
A Brief Look at the Medicare Secondary Payer Rules
[Guidance Overview] Health Care-Related Expiring Provisions of the 116th Congress, First Session
[Guidance Overview] CMS Releases 2020 Medicare Part D Benefit Parameters
Underreporting of Self-Employed Income Affects Social Security and Medicare
Social Security Error Jeopardizes Medicare Coverage for 250,000 Seniors
Earnings and Employment Data for Workers Covered Under Social Security and Medicare, by State and County, 2016
[Official Guidance] Text of CMS Q&As for Part D Sponsors: Additional Guidance Regarding Part D Bids (PDF)
Federal Subsidies for Health Insurance Coverage for People Under Age 65: 2019 to 2029
A Medicare Primer (PDF)
Private Insurance Payments to California Hospitals Average More Than Double Medicare Payments (PDF)
Some Dayton, Ohio Hospitals Charge Triple What Medicare Pays
How Does Prescription Drug Spending and Use Compare Across Large Employer Plans, Medicare Part D, and Medicaid?
CBO Reply to Sen. Grassley: Negotiation Over Drug Prices in Medicare
Savings Medicare Beneficiaries Need for Health Expenses in 2019: Some Couples Could Need as Much as $363,000
[Guidance Overview] CMS Takes Action to Lower Prescription Drug Prices and Increase Transparency
[Official Guidance] Text of CMS Final Regs: Modernizing Part D and Medicare Advantage to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Expenses
[Guidance Overview] A Closer Look at the Medicare Advantage Telehealth Flex Rule
[Opinion] Why the New HHS Drug Rebate Rule Deserves (Cautious) Support
[Official Guidance] Text of CMS Final Regs Requiring Drug Pricing Transparency for Medicare and Medicaid Programs
District Court Tells HHS to Revisit 340B Drug Discounts After Ruling Cuts 'Unlawful'
Medicare Buy-In Option Beginning at 55 the Most Likely Expansion Route, Says Former CMS Chief
Medicare's Financial Condition: Beyond Actuarial Balance (PDF)
House Rules Committee to Hold Hearing on the Medicare for All Act
CMS Announces New Initiative for Value-Based Transformation of Primary Care
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