Latest Medicare Part C News

4 ways to manage retirement health care costs

Sep. 08, 2021 07:36 AM EDT

Health care in retirement is a big-ticket item. Experts estimate that an average 65-year-old retired couple in 2021 would need about $300,000 in after-tax savings earmarked for health care costs in their post-work life, even with Medicare, according to Fidelity. The...

Sutter Health paying $90M in Medicare fraud settlement

Aug. 30, 2021 22:01 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A major California-based medical provider has agreed to pay a total of $90 million to settle allegations of Medicare fraud, officials said Monday. Sacramento-based Sutter Health, northern California's largest hospital system, got inflated...

Hospitals, needing beds, decry Medicare Advantage practices

Aug. 20, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Stressed with too little staff and too many patients in an unrelenting COVID-19 resurgence, some hospitals in Louisiana are pressing insurance companies to ease up on requirements that can slow the transfer of recuperating patients to other facilities. ...