Executive order on Medicare calls for flexibility for MA plans
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday directing HHS to develop regulations that will allow Medicare Advantage plans to offer new plan designs to incentivize value, expand use of telehealth in Medicare and align payments for fee-for-service Medicare with those for MA and commercial plans, among other measures. Speaking at a Florida retirement community, Trump said proposals from some Democrats to expand Medicare to all Americans would destroy the existing program, take away choice and hurt current beneficiaries.
Reuters (10/3), Healthcare Finance (10/3)
If President Trump were to issue an executive order resending the exemption for Politicians from the Affordable Care Act (ACA “ObamacareP}, how quickly do you think the Congress and/or Senate would come up with something workable? Or do you think they could live with the same coverage you live with?
Medicare will not longer pay for hospital stay for observation only. If your doctor want to admit you insist that in be “For Treatment”
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Medicare premiums will stay the same in 2015, the third-straight year with no increase. Experts attribute the slowdown in Medicare spending to the sluggish economy, and they say that without changes in the health care system, Medicare price inflation will resume as the economy improves. Reuters (8/7)