Ideas. Action. Results.

How Can We Fix the Opioid Crisis: Four Ideas

Anand Parekh, MD, Ashley Ridlon / Blog June 13, 2018

Will enacting hundreds of well-intentioned policy proposals reduce opioid overdose deaths, the numbers of newly addicted Americans, and the costs to society?

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Financial Alignment Initiative for Medicare-Medicaid Patients Holds Potential for Improved Outcomes

Health / Press Release August 18, 2017

A new report released by the Bipartisan Policy Center highlights the opportunities and challenges of a federal demonstration program that seeks to better integrate care and payment structures for patients who receive both Medicare and Medicaid services.

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Update on Demonstrations for Dual-Eligible Medicare-Medicaid Beneficiaries

Health / Research August 18, 2017

This report provides a status update on the Financial Alignment Initiative. The Financial Alignment Initiative was launched in 2011 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in partnership with states and insurance plans to test how to better manage and coordinate Medicare and Medicaid services.

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CSRs Should Be Addressed Before Congressional Recess

Health / Press Release July 27, 2017

BPC believes it is imperative to fund health insurance cost-sharing subsidy (CSR) payments before Congress leaves for August recess.

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BPC Comment Letter on Affordable Care Act Regulatory Burdens and Market Stability

Health / Research July 12, 2017

BPC submits comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’on changes to Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) regulations that could promote increased stability of the individual health insurance market and affordability of coverage.

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The Upcoming Social Security and Medicare Trustees’ Reports: A Preview

Economy / Research June 22, 2017

It has helped immeasurably that the two public trustees have generally striven to operate as a bipartisan team, rather than dividing to offer competing partisan perspectives.

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Improving Care for High-Need, High-Cost Medicare Patients

Health / Research April 25, 2017

BPC outlines the barriers to the integration of clinical health and social services, and issues recommendations to eliminate those barriers for the Medicare-only population.

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Caring for High-Need, High-Cost Medicare Patients

Health / Research February 9, 2017

Research suggests that for high-need, high-cost patients the application of non-clinical interventions and other social supports can improve health outcomes.

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Medicare Part B Premiums Could Rise Substantially

Peter Fise / Blog September 30, 2016

Updated inflation estimates show that there is a good chance certain Medicare patients will face a 22 percent increase in Medicare Part B premiums.

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BPC Calls for Aligning Medicare-Medicaid Services

Health / Press Release September 20, 2016

An estimated 10.3 million low-income, elderly patients and individuals with disabilities qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid.

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