Tag Archives: risk

OIG says $2.6B paid out under MA risk adjustment with scant encounter data

Dive Brief: Medicare Advantage health plans billed the federal government $ 2.6 billion in 2016 for more than 617,000 patients whose risk-adjusted medical conditions were diagnosed without their physician present, a new report from the HHS Office of the Inspector General concludes. Further, the OIG report showed that 80% of those health risk assessments were… Read More »

How to live longer: The health drink that reduces risk of Alzheimer’s and boosts longevity

A study published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry provided evidence that curcumin can help protect one’s brain. In the study, participants were randomised into two groups and were studied for a period of 18 months. One group took 90 milligrams of curcumin twice daily, while the other group took a placebo. All volunteers… Read More »

Common hypertension medications may reduce colorectal cancer risk

Research Highlights: People who take angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-i) or angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) for conditions such as high blood pressure were less likely to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer after having a normal colonoscopy. This is the first study to show potential benefits on colorectal cancer development from these commonly prescribed hypertension… Read More »