Tag Archives: Medicare

A Change in Medicare Has Therapists Alarmed

In late September, a woman in her 70s arrived at a skilled nursing facility in suburban Houston after several weeks in the hospital. Her leg had been amputated after a long-ago knee replacement became infected; she also suffered from diabetes, depression, anxiety and general muscular weakness. An occupational therapist named Susan Nielson began working with… Read More »

Bernie Sanders snaps at Kamala Harris over ‘Medicare for All’ flip-flop

Bernie Sanders subtweeted Kamala Harris after the California senator and fellow Democratic White House hopeful told donors she wasn’t “comfortable” with her Vermont colleague’s “Medicare for All” proposal. “I don’t go to the Hamptons to raise money from billionaires. If I ever visited there, I would tell them the same thing I have said for… Read More »

Exclusive: White House preparing order that would cut drug prices for Medicare – sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is considering a sweeping executive order that would cut prices on virtually all branded prescription drugs sold to Medicare and other government programs, according to two industry sources who had discussions with the White House. FILE PHOTO: A pharmacist refills a container in a drug dispensing machine… Read More »

Efficient hospitals operate on -2% margins in Medicare payments, MedPAC reports

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission is recommending that payments in 2020 to acute care hospitals increase by 2 percent instead of the 2.8 percent expected under current law, and that the remaining .8 percent be used as a financial reward under a single quality incentive program. In also recommending that hospitals keep the money assessed… Read More »