A recent study of 30-day readmissions revealed that black Medicare Advantage beneficiaries were 64% more likely than white Medicare Advantage beneficiaries to be readmitted after undergoing one of six major surgeries.
News & Observer / Associated Press, February 23, 2017
The announcement came a few days after Aetna called off its roughly $34 billion acquisition of Medicare Advantage provider Humana Inc. The Hartford, Connecticut, company also said it was doubling the quarterly dividend it pays stock owners.
The U.S. government on Wednesday proposed an increase of 0.25 percent on average in payments to health insurers who offer Medicare Advantage insurance, which provides health benefits to more than 18 million elderly or disabled people.