Medicare Advanced Imaging Payment: Dysfunctional Policy Making
Medicare’s experience of paying for outpatient imaging services, particularly expensive advanced imaging such as MRIs, CAT scans, and nuclear scans, has been tumultuous over the last 20 years.
High Air Ambulance Charges Concentrated in Private Equity- Owned Carriers
Private equity firm-owned air ambulance services charge markedly higher rates than other types of providers of the same service, according to new research.
Making ACA Enrollment More Automatic for the Newly Unemployed
USC-Brooking Schaeffer Initiative researchers lay out strategies to help the newly uninsured transition to Medicaid or the ACA individual market.
How Well Could Tax-Based Auto-Enrollment Work?
Auto-enrollment into health insurance coverage is an attractive policy that can drive the U.S. health care system towards universal coverage.
Provider Charges Relative to Medicare Rates, 2012-2017
Researchers examined data on charges for providers treating Medicare patients and compared them to Medicare’s set payment rate across specialties. They found specialties possessing the ability to surprise bill out-of-network patients higher charges relative to Medicare rates than other specialties.