Estimates of future medical spending keep falling. The changes are projected to save taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars.
Medicare’s rating system masks serious and potentially dangerous deficiencies at many nursing homes.
Medicare’s rating system for nursing homes is seriously flawed, The Times reports.
Medicare’s five-year-old rating system to help families select nursing homes relies on unverified, incomplete and often misleading data.
New research raises complicated questions about the value of an alternative to traditional Medicare.
Starting in January, Medicare will pay monthly fees to doctors who manage care for patients with two or more chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes and depression.
Experts question the effectiveness of H.P. Acthar Gel, a drug made from pigs’ pituitary glands. Yet it cost Medicare more than $141 million in 2012, up from $7 million in 2008.
Spending on hospital care was lower than expected, but trustees say Medicare and Social Security funds need shoring up.
Notes on the House Budget Chairman’s latest proposals.