Only 1 in 8 older adults with hearing loss who belong to Medicare HMOs have a hearing aid, despite partial insurance coverage for cost.
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While most express confidence in their readiness, fewer have taken key steps to stay safe and healthy in power outages, severe weather or evacuation.
Traditional Medicare spends much more on post-hospital care for people in their 60s than private insurance, but the additional spending doesn’t keep patients from ending up back in the hospital.
It could have remained empty for years. Instead, the former pharmaceutical research campus has found new life as a thriving hub of innovation.
Michigan-wide effort cut prescription size by nearly a third without increasing patients’ pain or decreasing their satisfaction
Accountable care organizations seek to improve the care received by traditional Medicare patients while holding cost growth down, but a new study raises questions about its success.