Tag Archives: Medicare

Medicare lacks cyber oversight of hospitals’ networked medical devices: OIG

Dive Brief: The HHS Office of Inspector General has found Medicare lacks consistent cybersecurity oversight of networked medical devices in hospitals. Without proper cybersecurity controls, these devices can be compromised with the potential for patient harm, according to OIG. CMS’ survey protocol is devoid of requirements for networked device cybersecurity. OIG’s review revealed Medicare accreditation… Read More »

UnitedHealth, Cigna to expand Medicare Advantage footprints, touting telehealth for 2021

Major payers are expanding their Medicare Advantage footprints next year, and focusing on telehealth benefits and reduced cost-sharing — both trends accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The increased competition puts more plans in the market with low or no premiums as bullish payers have reported massive profits from deferred care over the past several months.… Read More »

‘Medicare for All’ likely to keep private payers, but erode margins: Moody’s

As 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls tout healthcare reform plans from beefing up the Affordable Care Act to “Medicare for All,” Moody’s, Harvard Medical School and others are weighing in on the cost and likely disruption to the health sector. Their conclusion: Medicare for All could prove a significant threat to traditional insurers, but building on… Read More »

Health2047 spins out tech-enabled Medicare Advantage plan for underserved

Health2047 is launching Zing Health, a tech-enabled Medicare Advantage plan for those who are underserved by existing insurance plans. Zing Health’s goal is to address the social determinants of health by delivering a wide array of services with little-to-no cost for members, an over-the-counter formulary and by offering patients access to care at novel sites… Read More »