George Halvorson: “The death rate for many dual eligible patients [in traditional Medicare] with some conditions runs at about 40 percent, and we know from a year-long study … that the death rate for the people who enrolled in the Medicare Advantage [special needs plans] was 3 percent.”
More from Halvorson on fee-for-service Medicare: “the program has 10,000 billing codes for procedures and not one billing code for a cure.”
Survey: More than 25% of pilots admitted to being untruthful on medical forms — and nearly half turned to nonprofessionals for medical advice versus seeing a doctor.
Under the public health emergency, employers can offer stand-alone telehealth benefits to benefits-ineligible employees like part-time or seasonal workers. Hard to believe employers need the government’s permission to do this.