Medicare

Cms discharge planning rule: are you in compliance?

The recent CMS discharge planning rule that went into effect in November 2019 included several changes aimed at improving care transitions and encouraging patients’ involvement in their follow-up treatment and care protocols. (Click here to review the rule in the Federal Register.) With those rules in place, it is now imperative for organizations to familiarize themselves with and […]

Medicare Advantage leader eyes 50 percent penetration — but when?

Evaluating UnitedHealth’s Managed Medicare Prediction Among the key takeaways from UnitedHealth Group’s first quarter earnings call was a prediction that the market penetration of managed Medicare plans will reach 50 percent, up from roughly one-third today. This is at least the second time in the past year that a UnitedHealth official has staked that claim, […]