Changes to payments and premiums plus new venues for care dominate the news. How have you changed the way you access healthcare? Would you augment visits to your primary care physician with a retail clinic?
- "CMS finalizes rule detailing Oct. 1 cuts to Medicaid DSH payments" CMS has issued a final rule detailing how $4 billion in cuts to Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital payments will be implemented beginning Oct. 1. Article
- "Verma touts Medicare Advantage premium drop, chastises payers for complacency" Medicare Advantage premiums are expected to hit a 13-year low in 2020, and CMS Administrator Seema Verma touted the premium decline Tuesday to a ballroom full of insurance industry players. She also chastised them as frustration around surprise billing and other issues grows. Article
- "Amazon launches virtual medical clinic for Seattle employees" Amazon has launched a virtual care clinic as a pilot for its Seattle employees called Amazon Care, including in-person followup doctor visits at an employee's home or office, along with at-home prescription drug delivery. Article