Tag Archives: Medicare

OIG: Health IT brings both benefits, challenges to Medicare ACOs

Medicare accountable care organizations were able to better coordinate patient care thanks to their use of health information technology tools. The HHS Office of Inspector General conducted onsite interviews at six Medicare ACOs—four were Next Generation ACOs and two participated in the Medicare Shared Savings Program—that included discussions with administrative staff and providers. “ACOs that… Read More »

Medicare hospital fund reserves likely to be exhausted in 2026: U.S. report

(Reuters) – Medicare’s hospital insurance fund will be depleted in 2026, as previously forecast, and Social Security program costs are likely to exceed total income in 2020 for the first time since 1982, according to a government report released on Monday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Seema… Read More »

Viewpoints: ‘Medicare For All’ Would Lead To Inferior Care, Not To Mention Outrageous Costs; Trump’s Wildfire Tweet Shows How Cold He Really Is

Editorial writers focus on these health issues and others. Fox News: Beware: Medicare-For-All Is Fool’s Gold There’s a health care reform idea making the rounds and garnering significant attention these days. It is the very plausible sounding Medicare-for-all. Who could argue with expanding a program that America’s seniors generally like and indeed have come to… Read More »