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Medicare reports, fact sheets and explainers from the Kaiser Family Foundation
- The End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency: Details on Health Coverage and Accesson February 3, 2023 at 2:09 pm
This post provides an overview of how health care coverage and access will and won’t change when the public health emergency ends on May 11, including a discussion of COVID-19 vaccines, tests, and treatments, and telemedicine.
- Medicare Advantage Plans Denied 2 Million Prior Authorization Requests in 2021, About 6% of Such Requestson February 2, 2023 at 3:54 pm
Medicare Advantage plans denied two million prior authorization requests for health care services in whole or in part in 2021, or about six percent of the 35 million requests submitted on behalf of enrollees that year, a new KFF analysis finds. Prior authorization is intended to ensure that health care services are medically necessary by…More
- Over 35 Million Prior Authorization Requests Were Submitted to Medicare Advantage Plans in 2021on February 2, 2023 at 2:27 pm
We analyze data from CMS to examine the number and outcome of Medicare Advantage prior authorization requests in 2021, overall and by firm.
- Two KFF Analyses Explore the Demographics of People Jointly Enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid As Well As Program Enrollment and Spending for This Populationon January 31, 2023 at 4:40 pm
The 12.5 million people who are jointly enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid include some of the poorest individuals in the U.S. with some of the highest health needs, requiring disproportionately high spending from both programs to support them. Two new KFF analyses examine the demographics of this population as well as the latest data on…More
- Enrollment and Spending Patterns Among Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees (Dual Eligibles)on January 31, 2023 at 3:22 pm
This brief examines national and state-level data on enrollment and spending for Medicare-Medicaid enrollees using the 2019 and 2020 Medicare Beneficiary Summary Files and the 2019 Transformed Medicaid Statistical Information System (T-MSIS). Spending data for Medicare includes beneficiaries in traditional Medicare only, since spending data for beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans are unavailable. State-level data on Medicare-Medicaid enrollment and spending are available through KFF’s State Health Facts.
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- For More Certainty in Your Retirement Portfolio, Consider Annuitiesby Tara Siegel Bernard on February 7, 2023 at 2:22 pm
Higher interest rates made annuities more attractive in 2022. Better quality products are increasingly available, but consumers still need to read the fine print.
- The Next Retirement Communities Won’t Be Just for Seniorsby Patrick Sisson on February 2, 2023 at 7:33 pm
New developments that integrate senior housing into age-diverse apartment buildings offer a more affordable alternative to isolated suburban retirement communities.
- As Marchers in France Fight Pension Reform, Shopkeepers Nod and Agreeby Liz Alderman on February 1, 2023 at 2:08 pm
Angry protests over a plan to raise France’s retirement age pile uncertainty on small businesses, but most are siding with the demonstrators.
- Your Investment Lost Money Last Year. So Why the Big Tax Bill?by Jeff Sommer on January 27, 2023 at 2:00 pm
When you invest and where matters for taxes. But a few rules of thumb can stave off some nasty surprises, our columnist says.
- Their Children Are Their Retirement Plansby Mike Dang on January 23, 2023 at 2:24 pm
The offspring of many East Asian immigrants are raised to support their elders in their later years. That gives a segment of Americans challenges others don’t face.
- Who wants to live forever?by Bernhard Warner on January 21, 2023 at 12:06 pm
Countries and companies are facing an aging crisis, and experts say policymakers and business leaders need to rethink how they deal with older workers.
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