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Medicare is Overpaying for Generic Drugs

December 5, 2023

Researchers from the University of California San Diego, West Health, and the University of Washington have found evidence that the private insurers that sponsor Medicare Part D are artificially inflating the costs of certain generic drugs by overpaying pharmacies.

UC San Diego Health Honored for Providing High-Quality Care to Medicare Advantage Patients

December 13, 2017

UC San Diego Health recognized with top scores for providing high-quality care to Medicare Advantage patients by the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA), a statewide nonprofit group committed to high-value, integrated care that improves quality and affordability for patients across California and the nation.

UC San Diego Health System Transplant Program Receives Federal Certification

September 19, 2012

…approval as a center of excellence under the Federal Medicare program. This approval – from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) – allows UC San Diego Health System to accept into its program potential cardiac transplant patients covered by Medicare.

Study: Medicare Could Overpay Medicare Advantage Plans by $200 Billion Over Ten Years

February 6, 2017

…diagnostic coding for patient risk scores will lead to Medicare overpaying Medicare Advantage (MA) plans substantially through 2026-likely to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars. The study is published in the February issue of Health Affairs.

UC San Diego Health Selected as Accountable Care Organization

February 6, 2018

UC San Diego Health has been selected by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as one of 561 Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), ensuring as many as 10.5 million Medicare beneficiaries across the United States have access to high-quality, coordinated care.

Radiation Costs Vary Among Medicare Patients with Cancer

August 11, 2015

Cost of radiation therapy among Medicare patients varied most widely because of factors unrelated to a patient or that person’s cancer, report University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers in the Journal of Oncology Practice.

UC San Diego Health Earns High Quality Marks, Saves Medicare Money

September 7, 2021

UC San Diego Health improved care for more than 32,000 Medicare beneficiaries in San Diego, Riverside, and Imperial Counties, and saved Medicare close to $7 million by utilizing population health technologies to exceed quality and cost goals in 2020.

UC San Diego Center for Transplantation “VAD Destination Therapy” Approved

December 15, 2011

The Joint Commission (TJC) has approved UC San Diego Health System’s Disease-Specific Care (DSC) Certification for Ventricular Assist Device (VAD). Hospitals performing VAD as a “destination therapy” (for permanent use) receive a certification of distinction and receive reimbursement from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

UC San Diego Health System Top Ranked by Healthgrades

January 29, 2014

UC San Diego Health System is a recipient of Healthgrades’ “Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence.” Top performing hospitals were selected based on clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care in specialty areas such as cardiac and neuro surgery and gastrointestinal, pulmonary and critical care.

The Rising Price of Medicare Part D’s 10 Most Costly Medications

July 5, 2018

…the cost for the 10 “highest spend” medications in Medicare Part D — the U.S. federal government’s primary prescription drug benefit for older citizens — rose almost one-third between 2011 and 2015, even as the number of persons using these drugs dropped by the same amount.

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