Making Sense of Medicare For All

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Recent policy discussions have centered on the headline of Medicare for All. What does Medicare for All really mean? In short, the proposed policies mean many things to many people. In today’s episode, we are chatting about Medicare for All. Just in time for the kick off to primary season we will provide you with insight into the various proposals and the potential impacts. And stay tuned for our parting thought – its that thing that we have either read, heard or seen that we recommend to you.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medicare_(United_States) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medicare_(United_States)#cite_note-1



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Mindy discussed a recent article in Modern Health entitled “CMS to launch new direct-contracting pay models in 2020” and the continued efforts of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services to pivot reimbursement from fee-for-service into more value-driven models. CMS’ Innovation Center is introducing new voluntary innovation models called under CMS Primary Cares, an initiative that provides primary care practices with five new payment options, including three direct contracting models. All of the new model options link performance to payments, to varying degrees. The article provided insight into the various models and associated timelines.



Ryan discussed the recent Measles outbreak and why adults who are vaccinated may need it again.




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