Medicare business news on MA, PDP and related topics March 2018

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Nearly three-fourths (72 percent) of physicians in medical group practices oppose mandatory participation in Medicare alternative payment models, according to a recent Medical Group Management Association poll.
Source: Becker's Hospital review

Medicare News

72% of medical groups oppose mandatory Medicare alternative payment models
Becker's Hospital Review, March 5, 2018
Ways & Means Committee calls on CMS to strengthen opioid epidemic response in Part D program
Fierce Healthcare, March 5, 2018
Justice Department faces uphill battle in Medicare Advantage false billing cases
Modern Healthcare, March 1, 2018

Risky Business: Reverse FCA Allegations Against Medicare Advantage Insurer Survive
Lexology, March 1, 2018

Feds drop bulk of second UnitedHealth Medicare Advantage suit
Modern Healthcare, February 27, 2018

Why Congress’ New Medicare Part D Fix Could Backfire
Fiscal Times, February 23, 2018

The Bipartisan Budget Act Boosts Medicare: Flexibility and Financing for Plans and Providers
National Law Review, February 15, 2018

Insurers Signal Medicare Advantage Buyouts Ahead
Forbes, February 12, 2018

Humana's 'Senior-Focused' Doctor Strategy Boosts Medicare Advantage Sales
Forbes, February 8, 2018

Medicare Blogs

Why Medicare Advantage Plans are Growing in Popularity
Carecentrix, March 6, 2018

New Federal Budget Bill Blasts Medicare Part D
DrugWonks February 8, 2018

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