Medicare will pay for Alzheimer’s treatments

Medicare will pay for Alzheimer's treatments

Medicare will pay for fully approved Alzheimer’s disease therapies for patients whose doctors submit data about their treatment to a national registry, the agency that oversees the program said Thursday. The decision is in line with previous guidance from the agency, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services. And while CMS framed its plan as … Read more

Measuring inflation can be complicated and bizarre. Here are 3 examples

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The consumer price index is a key measure of inflation. The CPI measures how quickly prices change in specific categories of consumer goods and services. Categories like housing, health insurance, and technology have idiosyncrasies that make inflation difficult to measure. Their inflation data may not reflect reality for consumers. Richard Newstead | Moment | Getty … Read more

Health care coalition opposes medical spending, eye scrutiny initiative

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Influential health interests are maneuvering a potential $19.4 billion infusion into Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program, while also seeking a 2024 election initiative to permanently block that funding, KFF Health News has learned. The Coalition to Protect Access to Care, which includes groups representing doctors, hospitals, insurance companies and clinics, is lobbying Governor Gavin Newsom and … Read more