• 2019 Senior Report Senior Report: Older Americans have more options for home care, but still struggling.

    The United Health Foundation has released results of a sweeping new study benchmarking the health of older adults. The America's Health Rankings® Senior Report was created in partnership with GAPNA to improve the health of America's seniors.

    The data will help advanced practice nurses and other providers deliver quality care.

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    38th Annual GAPNA Conference

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    GAPNA has partnered with a MCM Education to offer an ongoing series of CNE programs available to GAPNA members. "Diagnosing and Managing Parkinson’s Disease in Older Adults," is the latest program offered.

    Parkinson’s disease (PD) is characterized by both motor and nonmotor symptoms. It is diagnosed based on the presence of two of four motor symptoms including rest tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and gait imbalance...

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Medicare Advantage Costs

Medicare Advantage Enrollees Could Significantly Reduce Medical Costs by Switching Plans

Seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage insurance plans could save 19% annually on healthcare spending by switching to a lower-cost Medicare Advantage alternative offered in their area, according to a new study.

More than 16 million Americans are covered by Medicare Advantage plans, which are offered by private insurers as alternatives to traditional Medicare.

For each year that enrollees remained in their Medicare Advantage plans, researchers found, premium and out-of-pocket costs increased by roughly $50.

Beneficiaries who remained in their plans for 6 or more years were most at risk of spending higher amounts, paying $786 more each year than they would have spent in the lowest-cost plan available to them.

For details see Jacobs & Molloy. (2017). How do Medicare advantage beneficiary payments vary with tenure? American Journal of Managed Care.