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Medicare payment reform shown to cut costs and improve patient care - Scope

A few years back, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) made a straightforward change: No longer would it pay for easily preventable …

Paul Ryan's bid to overhaul Medicare to resurface in new Congress | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The next Republican budget will look a lot like those written by exiting House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan, eliminating deficits in 10 years and calling again for a massive revamp of the federal Medicare program, Ryan’s replacement said on Friday.<p>Representative Tom …

How is Medicare Funded?

As we know, Medicare is the single-largest health care coverage provider in the USA. As such, Medicare.gov is the definitive source for information, …

Evolent Health gets $100M to ‘change the way we care for patients’

San Francisco-based Evolent Health just raised $100 million in its second round of funding, an unprecedented sum for such an early-stage health care startup.<p>Evolent is a particularly attractive prospect for investors, as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) comes into effect. The health exchanges open for …

Healthcare.gov Could Only Handle 1,100 Users On The Eve Of Launch

Recently released documents reveal that the failed federal insurance e-commerce website, Healthcare.gov, could only handle 1,100 users the day before it launched [PDF]. It has long been suspected that the White House prioritized politics over technical realities in the launch of the healthcare …

Medicare Penalizes Nearly 1,500 Hospitals For Poor Quality Scores

While the health law's insurance markets are still struggling to get off the ground, the Obama administration is moving ahead with its second year of meting out bonuses and penalties to hospitals based on the quality of their care. This year, there are more losers than winners.<p>Medicare has raised …

The smart way to double your nest egg in 10 years

<i>My wife and I are in our 50's and contribute 12% of our salary each year to our retirement accounts that we invest in a mix of 90% stocks and 10% bonds. We would like to double the size of our nest egg by the time we retire at 65. Are we being too aggressive? -- Gary W., Pittsburgh, Pa.</i><p>If by "too …