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Medicare Advantage Is Addressing Health Care’s Chronic Disease Challenge January 19, 2016

One of the most important, and least visible, stories in health care today concerns the impact that chronic illnesses like diabetes, heart disease and cancer are having on the Medicare program.  Federal data shows that two…

Medicare Advantage Leading the Way on Value Based Care for Seniors December 16, 2015

  In 2015, Congress passed legislation to change the way physicians and other practitioners are paid by Medicare to move the health care system away from fee-for-service (FFS) to payments based on value. The legislation,…

Event Recap
Event Recap: Hill Briefing on Innovations in Chronic Disease Management October 18, 2015

As discussion of how best to address the health needs of millions of Medicare beneficiaries struggling with multiple chronic illnesses receives increased attention in Congress, the Better Medicare Alliance (BMA) hosted a Congressional briefing, “The…

Event Recap
Event Recap: National Journal Forum on the Future of Medicare September 17, 2015

Just days before Medicare's 50th anniversary, the Better Medicare Alliance (BMA) sponsored a National Journal Forum, "The Future of Medicare," to bring together key health care stakeholders to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing Medicare…

Better Medicare Alliance Website Included in Library of Congress Archives August 28, 2015

The United States Library of Congress has selected the Better Medicare Alliance (BMA) website for inclusion in the Library's historic collection of Internet materials related to public policy topics. They consider our website to be…

Primary Care in Medicare Advantage July 31, 2015

As a primary care physician, Medicare’s transition to value-based care is especially important to my community and the 55,000 Hispanic physicians I represent. In value-based payment models, primary care physicians work with patients to coordinate…

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