Tag: Medicare Advantage


Enhancing Medicare Advantage Benefits for Patients and Providers

The AMGA says that expanding Medicare Advantage benefits would benefit patients, physicians, and others in the health care industry. For Medicare Part C, also known as Medicare Part C, and Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Program (Medicare Part D), some policy and technical changes have been approved for 2025 by the association. A public comment period […]
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10 Prior Authorization Updates in 2023 

In 2023, multiple entities, such as the Health Insurance Company and health Services Company, declared reductions in prior authorizations. Healthcare Media provided further details on this and additional updates related to prior authorizations in the healthcare sector reported this year. According to a November 13 report from the Medical Group Management Association, 89% of medical […]
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Rising Denied Claims: Impact on Hospitals’ Cashflow Delays

Hospital bills that remain unpaid for over 90 days often stem from claims that were initially rejected by payers. Additionally, the longer a bill is initially declined, the greater the likelihood that it will take more than 90 days to be resolved. These discoveries are highlighted in a recent report by Healthcare Consulting Company, which […]
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Impacts of Claim Denials on Revenue Cycle

How Claim Denials and Payer Audits Impacts Healthcare Revenue Cycle

Denial rates, notably within Medicare Advantage, are on the rise, impacting both hospital revenue cycles and patient care, remarked the executive director of a Minnesota-based large multispecialty health care organization focused on Revenue Cycle management. Despite the organization reporting a favorable margin this year, it falls short in achieving profits comparable to those of insurers, […]
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AI is set to revolutionize healthcare in 2024!

How AI is Revolutionizing Healthcare in 2024

Anticipate further transformations ahead, with 2024 poised to introduce substantial shifts within the healthcare sector. This period of change will be marked by the rapid proliferation of artificial intelligence, intricately woven into the entirety of the healthcare framework, presenting opportunities to enhance healthcare delivery and elevate patient outcomes. Consider this scenario: Picture yourself as a […]
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Darker side of AI in healthcare

AI in Healthcare: Revealing the Risks and Challenges Ahead

AI represents a promising frontier, especially in healthcare, where leveraging vast information could revolutionize problem-solving. However, a shadow looms over AI, as anticipated by many. In the realm of health insurance and patient care denials, AI has already stirred controversy, leading to a notable class action lawsuit. According to reports from healthcare News, Health Insurance […]
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Medicare Advantage Value-Based Care: Enhanced Health Outcomes

Alongside its positive impact on health outcomes, the Medicare Advantage value-based care plans implemented by an insurance provider resulted in a significant $8 billion in cost savings throughout 2022. Reports from the payer revealed that Medicare Advantage beneficiaries under value-based care exhibited improved health conditions, marked by reduced inpatient admissions and emergency room visits. The […]
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Understanding ABNs for Providers and Medicare Beneficiaries

The Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN), Form CMS-R-131, issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), holds immense importance for healthcare providers, revenue cycle teams, and Medicare beneficiaries. What is an ABN (Advance Beneficiary Notice)? An ABN, formally extended to Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) beneficiaries, precedes outpatient services like labs, imaging, physical therapy, or observation. […]
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wide range of Health care bill would impact physicians

Health care bill with a wide range of provisions would impact physicians

The Senate Finance Committee proposed that the full chamber should review a legislation that could instigate alterations in physician practices. This proposition was discussed during a 90-minute meeting on November 8, 2023, regarding the bill named “The Better Mental Health Care, Lower-Cost Drugs, and Extenders Act.” This bill encompasses diverse aspects of healthcare, including mental […]
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