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Managed Care Reduces Hospitalizations in Nursing Home Residents with Advanced Dementia

Elderly nursing home residents with advanced dementia who were enrolled in a Medicare managed care insurance plan were more likely to have do-not-hospitalize orders and less likely to be hospitalized for acute illness than those residents enrolled in traditional Medicare, … finish reading Managed Care Reduces Hospitalizations in Nursing Home Residents with Advanced Dementia

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Cigna Expands Medical Home, Chronic Care Services with Alegis Care Acquisition

Designed to expand its medical home and chronic care services, Cigna acquired Alegis Care, a portfolio company of Triton Pacific Capital Partners. The acquisition will enable Cigna-HealthSpring to manage services as part of a coordinated care strategy for seniors. Alegis … finish reading Cigna Expands Medical Home, Chronic Care Services with Alegis Care Acquisition

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Long-Term Care Costs Continue to Climb Across All Provider Options

Long-term care costs have continued to increase across all provider options, according to a study from the John Hancock Life Insurance Company (John Hancock). The study, conducted by LifePlans Inc., based in Waltham, Mass., surveyed approximately 16,000 long-term care providers, … finish reading Long-Term Care Costs Continue to Climb Across All Provider Options

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Report: Rising Severity of Illness Among Medicare Patients Treated in EDs

Today’s Medicare patients are sicker and have more chronic illnesses, and are driving up the costs of emergency department (ED) care, according to a new report by the American Hospital Association (AHA). Between 2006 and 2010, the severity of illness … finish reading Report: Rising Severity of Illness Among Medicare Patients Treated in EDs

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3 Changes to Medicare Advantage Plans Will Significantly Improve Patient Care, Healthcare Costs

Medicare beneficiaries’ care and savings will improve significantly when new ACA-enacted Medicare policies are rolled out between now and 2014, according to a new Commonwealth Fund report. The new policies will reward four- and five-star plans and cut $12.7 billion … finish reading 3 Changes to Medicare Advantage Plans Will Significantly Improve Patient Care, Healthcare Costs

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Medication Beliefs Strongly Affect Individuals’ Management of Chronic Diseases

Nearly half of patients taking medications for chronic conditions do not follow their prescribed medication regimens because of prior beliefs about their necessity and long-term effects and dependency, according to a new report from the University of Missouri. Failure to … finish reading Medication Beliefs Strongly Affect Individuals’ Management of Chronic Diseases

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Over 5.2 Million Medicare Beneficiaries Have Saved $3.9 Billion on Prescription Drugs: CMS

More than 5 million seniors and people with disabilities have saved nearly $4 billion on prescription drugs since the ACA was first enacted, CMS officials report. For the first six months of this year, over 1 million Medicare beneficiaries saved … finish reading Over 5.2 Million Medicare Beneficiaries Have Saved $3.9 Billion on Prescription Drugs: CMS

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Over 5.2 Million People with Medicare Save $3.7 Billion on Prescription Drugs

More than 5,254,000 seniors and people with disabilities have saved a total of $3.7 billion on prescription drugs since the ACA was enacted in 2010, according to the CMS. In addition to this, 745,000 people with Medicare have saved a … finish reading Over 5.2 Million People with Medicare Save $3.7 Billion on Prescription Drugs

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