The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services overpaid Medicare Advantage plans between $1.2 billion and $3.1 billion in 2010, and likely overpaid even more in 2011, analysis released by the Government Accountability Office shows. >>>
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has rejected what has become a standard argument among waiver applicants, that the 80% medical loss ratio requirement would destabilize the state's individual market and cause insurers to withdraw. >>>
Many independent physicians are throwing up their hands about their ability to remain so in an environment that appears to actively discourage it. But while autonomy appears to be the tougher road, it may eventually be the more rewarding one. >>>
Here's a bold prediction for the new year. By 2020, the American health insurance industry will be extinct. Insurance companies will be replaced by accountable care organizations. >>>
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