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Advancing Health Equity in Medicare July 25, 2016

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) - established through the Affordable Care Act - is dedicated to working on behalf of all CMS beneficiaries while strategically…

The Deeper Dive
The Deeper Dive: MA Enrollment Update: Beneficiaries Continue to Choose Medicare Advantage July 13, 2016

Molly T. Turco - BMA Policy and Research Director As beneficiaries look towards Medicare Advantage (MA) open enrollment in the fall (October 15 – December 7), multiple recent reports and data releases show that the…

Older Adults are Turning to Fitness for Optimal Health June 3, 2016

Researchers have long determined significant health benefits for older adults who remain active, and even some studies have shown improved mental health among active seniors. For millions of older adults, the path to well-being starts…

Medicare Advantage Improves Primary Care Health Outcomes April 29, 2016

This month the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled a new initiative to improve primary care in Traditional Fee-For-Service (FFS) Medicare to better align with robust primary care in Medicare Advantage (MA). The…

The Deeper Dive
The Deeper Dive: 2017 Final Rate Notice Overview April 19, 2016

Molly T. Turco - Better Medicare Alliance Policy & Research Director As is the case every year, the Medicare Advantage (MA) 2017 Final Rate Notice released on April 4 included policy guidance and payment rate information, such…

Event Recap
Event Recap: Philadelphia Town Hall On Protecting Medicare Advantage April 1, 2016

On April 1, the Better Medicare Alliance (BMA) held a town hall meeting with about 50 seniors in Philadelphia at the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center to discuss the latest issues surrounding Medicare Advantage. The…

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