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Innovations in Senior Care and Supports – Holding Gains and Accelerating Progress May 20, 2020

Rose Maljanian Even before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in our communities earlier this year, change was already afoot in the American health care system as payers and providers increasingly move to demonstrate and reward value…

BMA Allies on the Frontlines of COVID-19 Response March 30, 2020

Allyson Y. Schwartz As Better Medicare Alliance continues our work from home, and as we each take the precautions advised by public health officials to keep ourselves and others safe, we also have taken this…

New Hospice V-BID Model Holds Promise for Patients and Families March 6, 2020

By Congresswoman Allyson Y. Schwartz and Katie Smith Sloan At any given time, 1.4 million Americans may find themselves in need of compassionate hospice care to guide them through their final months. The decision to transition to…

A Close Look at the New York Times’ Recent Reporting on Medicare Advantage February 26, 2020

Jonathan Frank The New York Times offered a look at the growth of Medicare Advantage (MA) in an article published on Friday, February 21st entitled “Medicare’s Private Option Is Gaining Popularity, and Critics.” The title…

BMA #AllyVoices Tell the Story of Medicare Advantage January 27, 2020

Lisa Hunter and Jonathan Frank At Better Medicare Alliance, we believe Medicare Advantage (MA) is the future of Medicare. Research continues to show it is helping beneficiaries reduce expenses and lead healthier lives. While numbers…

What the Inspector General Report on Chart Reviews in Medicare Advantage Says – and Does Not Say December 20, 2019

Jeremiah McCoy Last week, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released an analysis on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) data regarding Medicare Advantage plans’ use of chart reviews, a tool to…

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