Letters to the Editor

August 16, 2014 12:00 AM

Robert LeFevre: How Medicare Advantage works

The op-ed by Dr. Amy Nguyen Howell, “Medicare Advantage: Better option for some” (Aug. 7, Page A7) was an excellent discussion of fee-for-service vs. prepaid medical care. In a well-run Medicare Advantage program, it pays to employ care managers to coordinate everything from home-going instructions, to follow-up home visits for safety and compliance with treatment programs. Pharmacists become an integral part of the team. None of these services can be billed for in the traditional fee-for-service model, thus, in general, they do not happen.

Related content

Comments

Videos

More Videos

Vigil for Modesto teen 01:08

Vigil for Modesto teen

Teen girl fatally shot in Modesto 01:05

Teen girl fatally shot in Modesto

Woman Injured in Modesto Shooting 00:50

Woman Injured in Modesto Shooting

Ex-convict offers deal to former Stanislaus County Clerk-Recorder 01:11

Ex-convict offers deal to former Stanislaus County Clerk-Recorder

Woman Breaks Into Home, Starts Fire 01:20

Woman Breaks Into Home, Starts Fire

Three Shot In West Modesto 01:00

Three Shot In West Modesto

Driver suspected of DUI crashes in Modesto 01:20

Driver suspected of DUI crashes in Modesto

Modesto man sentenced in China Gourmet murder 00:36

Modesto man sentenced in China Gourmet murder

Stabbings, shooting in west Modesto 00:49

Stabbings, shooting in west Modesto

Modesto ice cream truck driver shot by robbery suspect 01:09

Modesto ice cream truck driver shot by robbery suspect

Share Video

Editor's Choice Videos