Insights

By
PFM
12/16/2014

The first federal budget was introduced by Alexander Hamilton in 1790.[i] 224 years later, lawmakers recently passed another spending bill – this time, a $1 trillion package that will impact key federal programs like Medicare.

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By
PFM
11/17/2014

Medicare by the Numbers is a new series by the Partnership for the Future of Medicare covering key trends in the program.

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By
Bob Kocher, MD
11/06/2014

Millions of older adults are currently undergoing the daunting task of selecting a health plan. During Medicare’s annual open enrollment period, beneficiaries can select or make changes to their existing health coverage. For many seniors, the process can be overwhelming.  It is also unnecessarily complicated, time consuming, and often dissatisfying.  Medicare beneficiaries’ health needs are diverse and often complex – many have multiple chronic conditions or are disabled.

By
Kavita Patel, MD, MS
09/16/2014

Starting in January 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will start paying doctors to coordinate the care of Medicare beneficiaries.

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