Education

Back in March, as the country began to feel the financial impact of COVID-19, Congress approved the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), a bill that allotted $2.6 trillion to help provide direct financial relief to those impacted by the pandemic. Over $150 billion of this relief was allocated for direct assistance…

Medicare

With the new social care payment model being rolled out in 2020, there is an entirely new group of people whose health plans have specific financial incentives to connect them to certain social care services.

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Medicare

So What’s Going to be Reimbursed? By Bella Kirchner, Special Projects Manager As we’ve written about previously in Part One of this series, one of the most significant changes in healthcare reimbursement was CMS’ (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) promise to start reimbursing Medicare Advantage plans for non-medical benefits beginning in 2020. Previously, supplemental…

Announcements, Data

by Bella Kirchner, Special Projects Manager The longest government shutdown – 35 days – is coming to a (for now, temporary) halt. However, this has left more than 800,000 federal employees going without their second paychecks since the shutdown started, leaving some unable to pay for basic resources. Many federal employee are living paycheck to…

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Medicare

Health insurance plans will start to provide more social need benefits for patients.

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The healthcare reimbursement landscape is changing with the realization that addressing social, environmental, and behavioral needs are key to improving health outcomes and lowering healthcare costs.