Medicare Advantage and COVID-19

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9/20/2021 Physician-Led Steward Health Care, Nation's Largest Accountable Care Organization, Achieves CMS‚Äô 100% Quality Ranking Business Wire ... COVID-19 global pandemic. Since Steward‚Aos Medicare Accountable Care Organization launched in 2012, it has grown into the largest in the country, with more than 161,000 program beneficiaries, while maintaining a multi-year track record of success in delivering high quality clinical outcomes and generating consistent savings. Steward‚Aos Medicare ACO results are part of its large portfolio of value-based success across commercial, Medicare Advantage, and Medicaid risk ...
9/16/2021 Clover Health, MedArrive partner to offer home COVID vaccinations to members | FierceHealthcare FierceHealthcare Clover Health is teaming with MedArrive to make COVID-19 vaccinations available to its members in their homes.Clover's membership is focused in the senior market, both in Medicare Advantage and through care coordination services in traditional Medicare. As such, a number of its members are homebound and may struggle to get vaccinated, despite their high risk for complications related to the virus.The effort will kick off in New ...
9/16/2021 Clover Health to Provide In-Home COVID-19 Vaccinations to Medicare Advantage Members Globe Newswire ... Au), a technology company committed to improving health equity for America‚Aos seniors, announced that it will provide in-home COVID-19 vaccinations, which is especially critical to support Clover‚Aos medically-complex and homebound ... choose their doctors. We offer two models of care: affordable Medicare Advantage plans with extensive benefits; and care coordination for Original Medicare beneficiaries through Direct Contracting. For both programs, we provide primary care physicians with ...
9/11/2021 Annual Health System Chief Strategy Officer Roundtable ... group discussed the future for U.S. healthcare in the next 2-3 years and longer term, specifically around organizational responses to COVID-19, the role and scope of value-based care strategies, and the long-term ... Most consider provider-sponsored health plans and/or participation in Medicare Advantage better strategies for advancing high quality, affordable care management services.Download a full copy of the CSO Roundtable report to read about each ...
9/9/2021 NextGen Healthcare's Revenue Cycle Management Services Boosts Coastal Orthopedics‚Äô Performance During Pandemic | Business Wire Business Wire ... Medicare Advantage plans.An established provider of comprehensive orthopedics, sports medicine, pain management services and physical therapy in Florida, Coastal relied on NextGen RCM Services prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the organization was well-prepared to maintain financial stability throughout the health crisis when many providers experienced decreases in patient volume.‚AuWith the help of NextGen RCM Services, we remained committed to our focus on patient ...
9/8/2021 Humana reports uptick in MA hospitalizations, dip in non-COVID-19 admissions Healthcare Dive Dive Brief: - Humana is seeing a rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations among its Medicare Advantage members, the insurer [said Tuesday in a filing] with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. - Non-COVID-19 hospitalizations are declining, and Humana expects outpatient visits to contract, too, a trend that occurred during previous coronavirus surges. - Still, Humana is maintaining its full-year guidance, which was set in July, "while continuing to acknowledge the ...
9/2/2021 Medicare's hospital fund is running out of money. Experts have 5 ideas on how to help ... Medicare Advantage profits The recommendation comes as home health services have seen an explosion in use due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Medicare Advantage (MA) plans had a banner year in 2020 due to a massive drop in healthcare use caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In late 2020, healthcare utilization returned largely to normal, but the decline earlier in the year reduced Part A trust fund spending by $8.4 ...
9/2/2021 Medicare Advantage slowing COVID discharges to SNFs: report - NewsBreak A lack of workers isn‚Aot the only COVID-19 complication slowing skilled nursing admissions. A new report finds Medicare Advantage restrictions are also creating log jams in hospitals desperate to discharge patients to post-acute care and free up needed beds. The problem is especially pronounced in states with high COVID-19 case ...
8/30/2021 Highmark Observes International Overdose Awareness Day With Commemorative Light-Up of Fifth Avenue Place Headquarters, Progress in Preventing Overdoses PRWeb ... Medicare Advantage and Affordable Care Act members in Pennsylvania by about 20 percent over the past three years. ‚AuThe COVID-19 pandemic‚Aos financial, social and healthcare access challenges have hit families across the communities that we serve and across the nation‚Aiwhich is reflected in the record number of overdose-related deaths recorded in the U.S. in 2020,‚Au says Dr. Caesar DeLeo, vice president and executive medical director ...
8/25/2021 New study puts COVID hospitalizations at $20k | KSNV ... A new report by the Kaiser Family Foundation, which analyses hospital data, shows the average cost to care for a COVID-19 patient during June and July was $20,000. And, according to Krutika Amin, a ... 21,752 to $24,033, as well as private employer plans and Medicare Advantage, which averages between $17,094 and $24,012. Additionally, K.F.F. factored in the average $20,292 hospitalization cost for someone treated for pneumonia prior to the ...
8/23/2021 Hospitals, needing beds, decry Medicare Advantage practices Stressed with too little staff and too many patients in an unrelenting COVID-19 resurgence, some hospitals in Louisiana are pressing insurance companies to ease up on requirements that can slow the transfer of recuperating patients to other facilities. At issue are ‚AuMedicare Advantage‚Au plans that supplement government-funded Medicare coverage. These insurance policies require extensive reviews and sometimes consultations with other doctors before transfers to inpatient facilities providing ...
8/23/2021 CMS urges Medicare Advantage plans to relax some prior authorization requirements Becker's Hospital Review CMS is encouraging all Medicare Advantage organizations and Medicare-Medicaid plans to waive or relax certain prior authorization requirements amid the COVID-19 surge. In an Aug. 20 letter, CMS asked these health plans to relax the requirements to facilitate the transfer of patients from acute-care hospitals to post-acute and other clinically appropriate settings. "The ability of hospitals to transfer patients to appropriate levels of care without unnecessary ...
8/23/2021 Pfizer, Alibaba, Nvidia, Moderna, Palantir — Stocks Buzzing On WallStreetBets Heading Into New Week Yahoo News ... Medicare Advantage provider Clover Health Investments Corp. (NASDAQ: CLOV ).See Also: 14 SPACs That Palantir Technologies Has Invested In Or PartneredWhy It Matters : Pfizer is seeing high interest on the Reddit forum after the New York Times reported that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration could grant full approval for the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech SE (NASDAQ: BNTX ) on Monday.Shares of ...
8/22/2021 SCAN Health's 1st chief innovation officer: The patient is the North Star of all innovative efforts - MedCity News MedCity News The Covid-19 pandemic is changing the way healthcare is delivered, and thus, accelerating the need for innovation among providers and payers.To oversee its efforts, Medicare Advantage plan provider SCAN Health appointed Dr. Scott Weingarten to serve as its first-ever chief innovation officer .Weingarten, who was named to the new role last month, comes to SCAN Health from Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai, where he served as senior ...
8/19/2021 Older adults shouldn‚Äôt delay preventive health care Many older adults have been delaying preventive health care during the pandemic because of fear of visiting the doctor‚Aos office. As more people get vaccinated for COVID-19, now may be a good time to make up for gaps in care, according to Dr. Gina Conflitti, chief medical officer for Medicare Advantage at Cigna. ‚AuDelaying preventive care can catch up with us, especially as we get older,‚Au says ...
8/19/2021 9 updates on CMS, HHS Becker's ASC Review ... Medicare Advantage's red tape so hospitals can transfer patients to other facilities more fluently as COVID-19 surges put a strain on hospital capacities. 5. CMS pays new hospitals three times more for capital costs than it pays established hospitals, according to a report from HHS' Office of the Inspector General. 6. https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/payer-issues/cms-chiefs-outline-10-year-plan-5-notes.html are five things to know about ...
8/16/2021 Juniper Adds 8 Communities, Forges New Relationship with Columbia Pacific ... Medicare Advantage space. And CEO Lynne Katzmann was inducted into the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) Senior Living Hall of Fame in 2020. Now, Juniper is seizing opportunities to expand its footprint in the midst of industry disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, including by assuming operations for four communities in the Lone Star State. The four communities ‚Ai Juniper Village at Spicewood Summit in Austin; Juniper Village at ...
8/16/2021 Coalition Members Virtually Meet with Senator Alex Padilla's Office Representative Dan Crenshaw‚Aos Office] August 16, 2021 6 from California recently met with staff from office. They shared how their Medicare Advantage plans have supported them and provided them with peace of mind during the COVID-19 crisis. Coalition member Violeta started the meeting by sharing a story about how she had to have blood drawn and was told it was $100; as soon as she showed card, she ...
8/15/2021 How payers, providers are tackling homelessness & extending care access MedCity News ... report . Last year was also the fourth consecutive year that homelessness increased nationwide. And this is before the effects of Covid-19 on homelessness have been fully tallied.Providers and payers are tackling the intractable ... Beach, California-based SCAN Health Plan , a nonprofit payer offering Medicare Advantage plans, launched a medical group that will provide healthcare and other services to individuals experiencing homelessness in the southern part of the state ...
8/13/2021 ... this expansion, Oscar will have a footprint in a total of 22 states and 607 counties across its Individual & Family, Medicare Advantage, and Small Group (including Cigna+Oscar) plans.2022 will mark the fifth consecutive ... Co-Founder and CEO Mario Schlosser. ‚AuIn light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this has never been more important. With this latest market expansion, we‚Aore doubling down on our efforts to bring our members ...
8/13/2021 Oscar Health, Inc. Announces 2022 Market Expansion Plans, Culturally Competent Care Focus Yahoo News ... this expansion, Oscar will have a footprint in a total of 22 states and 607 counties across its Individual & Family, Medicare Advantage, and Small Group (including Cigna+Oscar) plans.2022 will mark the fifth consecutive ... Co-Founder and CEO Mario Schlosser. "In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this has never been more important. With this latest market expansion, we‚Aore doubling down on our efforts to bring our members ...
8/13/2021 Oscar Health, Inc. Announces 2022 Market Expansion Plans, Culturally Competent Care Focus | Business Wire Business Wire ... this expansion, Oscar will have a footprint in a total of 22 states and 607 counties across its Individual & Family, Medicare Advantage, and Small Group (including Cigna+Oscar) plans.2022 will mark the fifth consecutive ... Co-Founder and CEO Mario Schlosser. ‚AuIn light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this has never been more important. With this latest market expansion, we‚Aore doubling down on our efforts to bring our members ...
8/13/2021 Oscar Health expanding its footprint for the 5th straight year | FierceHealthcare FierceHealthcare ... Medicare Advantage and small group plans, which includes the co-branded Cigna + Oscar coverage.‚AuOur focus at Oscar has always been to expand access to high quality, low-cost health care that meets the individual needs of our members,‚Au said Oscar co-founder and CEO Mario Schlosser in a statement. ‚AuIn light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this has never been more important. With this latest market expansion, we ...
8/13/2021 Clover Health (CLOV) Stock Rises on Impressive Q2 Revenues - August 13, 2021 - Zacks.com Zacks ... Medicare Advantage premiums while the rest 53% came from Direct Contracting revenues.Number of lives covered by the company also soared 126.3%. This was too split between Medicare Advantage and Direct Contracting.Normalized Medicare Advantage Medical Care Ratio (MCR), which excludes the estimated net effect of COVID-19, was 97.0%, 50 basis points better than the year-ago quarter‚Aos level.Management continues to believe that there is a long ...
8/13/2021 Oscar Health expanding its footprint for the 5th straight year ... Medicare Advantage and small group plans, which includes the co-branded Cigna + Oscar coverage. ‚AuOur focus at Oscar has always been to expand access to high quality, low-cost health care that meets the individual needs of our members,‚Au said Oscar co-founder and CEO Mario Schlosser in a statement. ‚AuIn light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this has never been more important. With this latest market expansion, we ...