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Medicare Advantage industry sees slower growth for 2019

Medicare Advantage industry sees slower growth for 2019

Medicare Advantage insurers added 1.4 million members to their rosters for 2019, as they looked to grow membership in a market known for being politically safe and predictably lucrative. But membership is growing at slower pace than in previous years.

UnitedHealth loses appeal over underpayments

By Susannah Luthi  |  January 16, 2019
UnitedHealth loses appeal over underpayments

A federal appeals court unanimously ruled against UnitedHealth Group over the insurer withholding payments from out-of-network physicians and hospitals to compensate for previous overpayments.

Medicaid block grant waiver reports revive hospitals' funding worries

By Robert King  |  January 16, 2019
Medicaid block grant waiver reports revive hospitals' funding worries

The Trump administration is quietly considering allowing states to apply to convert their Medicaid programs into block grants that cap federal spending, which some experts say would lead to lower Medicaid payments for safety-net hospitals.



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