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Advancing Evidence-based Approaches to Falls Prevention Among Older Adults September 22, 2016

These are words that strike terror in our hearts- “she’s had a fall”.  Falling is not a part of normal aging.  And yet, one in three people over the age of 65 report a fall.…

How Will Providers Respond to MACRA and What Does It Mean for Provider Participation in Medicare Advantage? September 13, 2016

Beyond the Affordable Care Act and related regulatory reforms, pending implementation of MACRA (the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act) will influence or influence further physicians and other eligible professional's decision making in participating in…

Senior Stories
I Have an AARP Medicare Complete Plan Which Is a Regional PPO Plan September 5, 2016

I have an AARP Medicare Complete plan which is a regional PPO plan. My husband has a similar plan through Humana. We are both retired and on a fixed income (a limited one!).  We can't…

Senior Stories
I Have Used Several Different Advantage Programs Since My Retirement 15 Years Ago September 5, 2016

I have used several different Advantage programs since my retirement 15 years ago.  When I first retired I took a Medicare Supplement plan but after becoming fully retired 10 years ago I found the monthly…

Redesigning Health Care to Improve Patient Health September 1, 2016

Indiana University Health (IU Health) has long recognized the value of provider-led insurance plans.  Since the early 90s, we have operated our own health plan, in addition to co-owning a managed care plan for Medicaid…

Signs of Success: The Role of Medicare Advantage in Reducing Health Dispartities August 31, 2016

Our aging population is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse – a phenomenon that raises questions on how we should deal with persistent health disparities in Medicare. According to the U.S. Census, over 21% of…

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