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Medicare Advantage and the Chronic Care Act of 2017 Improve Care for Chronic Conditions May 15, 2017

Allyson Schwartz In April, S.870, the Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act of 2017 was introduced in the U.S. Senate. On Tuesday May 16, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Hatch…

2018 Final Rate Notice: Stability for Medicare Advantage May 5, 2017

Allyson Y. Schwartz Last month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2018 Final Rate Notice and Call Letter. This annual Rate Notice is awaited with keen attention by every stakeholder who…

Strengthening Medicare Advantage: Bold Ideas for the Trump Administration May 5, 2017

Allyson Y. Schwartz In the recent 2018 Final Rate Notice and Call Letter, the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma made a bold request to the community of Medicare Advantage…

Event Recap
Florida Senior Day 2017 March 29, 2017

Raven Garris Since its inception in 2014, Florida Senior Day has successfully convened seniors, caregivers, and stakeholders to celebrate and advocate for more than 5.2 million Florida seniors. Better Medicare Alliance had the honor of…

Senior Stories
I Can Better Manage my COPD While Saving Money March 7, 2017

My husband is also on the same plan and does not have any chronic conditions. We feel blessed to have such great healthcare. Through my Humana Medicare Advantage plan, I can better manage my Chronic…

Use Medicare Advantage to Pave the Way for Value-Based Care February 16, 2017

Jeffrey Kang, President ChenMed Medicare is often seen as the old gray mare of health insurance — outdated and slow-moving. Yet a part of it, Medicare Advantage, could play a key role in health care’s…

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