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U.S. government boosts 2020 Medicare payments to insurers by 2.53 percent

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Monday said it would increase by 2.53 percent on average 2020 payments to the health insurers that manage Medicare Advantage insurance plans for seniors and the disabled, a reflection of a new estimate on medical cost growth. FILE PHOTO: A photo illustration shows a stethoscope and blood-pressure… Read More »

Medicare Advantage revenue expected to increase 1.59 percent under proposed rate changes

Medicare Advantage payment rates for 2020 are expected to increase revenue by 1.59 percent, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Wednesday, in releasing the second half of proposed MA and Part D payment and policy updates. This expected average change in revenue is smaller than the 1.84 percent of 2019. It does not… Read More »

Connected armband detects 85 percent of nighttime epileptic seizures in new trial

A new study in the journal Neurology shows that the NightWatch, a connected armband from Leiden, Netherlands-based LivAssured, detected nighttime epileptic seizures 85 percent of the time. The device has been under development for 20 years by a consortium that includes Kempenhaeghe epilepsy centre, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Foundation for Epilepsy Institutions in the Netherlands (SEIN),… Read More »