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Latino Coalition Participates in Medicare Advantage Hill Briefing February 19, 2015

I recently had the privilege of representing the Latino Coalition and the Better Medicare Alliance at a Medicare Advantage briefing sponsored by the Healthcare Leadership Council. The event was well-attended by over 50 congressional staff…

Lessons From Medicare Advantage on Effective Treatment of Diabetes February 18, 2015

The scourge of diabetes is well known to all of us in the health care community, especially among those of us who work with minority populations. Approximately, one-quarter of the Medicare population has Type 2…

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ICYMI: Study Shows Medicare Advantage Is Better on Prevention January 28, 2015

A new study published in the journal Health Affairs shows that Medicare Advantage enrollees are more likely to experience preventive care visits than those in fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare. To assess the impact of the Affordable Care Act’s…

Infographic: 30 Years of Innovating To Improve Seniors’ Health January 27, 2015

Medicare Advantage is continually innovating to improve seniors’ health. Over the past 30 years, the program has driven high-quality, high-value care by incentivizing coordinated, evidenced-based care, and promoting preventive, home and community-based services. Download our latest…

Medicare Advantage Leads the Way on Value-based Payments January 27, 2015

Secretary Burwell’s announcement of a major initiative aimed at driving health care providers in Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) to adopt value-based care models is welcome news for beneficiaries, providers and the overall health care system. The…

Medicare Advantage: Leading the Way on Healthy Aging January 22, 2015

A new issue brief released today by the Better Medicare Alliance highlighted some important results: Medicare Advantage is showing improved rates of preventive care, care coordination and screening for our nation’s seniors, ensuring that they receive timely…

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