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Beneficiaries’ lack of Medicare knowledge could lead to dissatisfaction in plans

More than two-thirds of Medicare beneficiaries find their insurance confusing and difficult to understand, according to a recent survey by MedicareAdvantage.com, which also revealed that many don’t grasp basic insurance terminology. The study sample included 1,000 respondents enrolled in Medicare and took place over August 17 to 19. Participants were quizzed about topics ranging from… Read More »

Survey confirms physicians lack tests and equipment to fight COVID-19

The majority of doctors said they are short on medical supplies and COVID-19 tests, according to a new survey. Seventy-three percent of U.S. physicians reported not being able to test patients quickly and easily for coronavirus, while at least half say they have treated at least one patient with possible COVID-19 symptoms. Seventy-seven percent did… Read More »

‘We’re going to have to dramatically cut’: Cuomo faults Congress for lack of aid in pandemic package

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday that he would have to implement major cuts to the state budget because of the lack of aid from Congress. “We have no state revenues to speak of. We’re going to have to dramatically cut our state expenses. You can’t spend that which you don’t have,” Cuomo said… Read More »

ACOs lack data on patient social needs, community partners

Accountable care organizations have major challenges integrating social services with medical care, including a lack of data on their patients’ social needs and the capabilities of community partners. That’s the finding of a new study published in the journal Health Affairs, based on qualitative data from 22 ACOs. “The ACOs in our sample frequently lacked… Read More »