Physicians for a National Health Program
For-profit home health agencies are far costlier for Medicare than nonprofit agencies, according to a nationwide study published today in the August issue of the journal Health Affairs.
A feature article published today [Friday, Jan. 17] in the Journal of Oncology Practice contains an evidence-based appeal by two oncologists, including a past president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), for their colleagues to endorse a single-payer health system.
An article published today at the Health Affairs blog compares the costly and chaotic rollout the Affordable Care Act to the efficient 1966 implementation of Medicare.
Black, Hispanic and Asian physicians play an outsized role in the care of disadvantaged patients nationally.
October 15, 2012 -- In the first study of its kind, a group of health policy experts has determined the amount of money that Medicare has overpaid private insurance companies under the Medicare Advantage program and its predecessors over the past 27 years and come up with a startling figure: $282.6 billion in excess payments, most of them over the past eight years.
That’s wasted money that should have been spent on improving patient care, shoring up Medicare’s trust fund or reducing the federal deficit, the researchers say.