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April 30, 2024
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Medicare Advantage Is Pushing People’s Buttons

We’ve been covering Medicare Advantage (MA) a lot because the story changes every week. Catch up with this package, which tells the story from top to bottom.

Listen first to Off The Record as Brian Murphy interviews 4sight Health’s David Burda on the troubles with Medicare Advantage. Then dig into more MA content on your favorite platforms, and subscribe to get healthcare news for executives and continue to revolutionize healthcare. Outcomes matter, customers count and value rules!

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Off the Record: Hear From 4sight Health News Editor David Burda
Brian Murphy from Norwood, a healthcare revenue cycle staffing and consulting company, interviewed 4sight Health’s David Burda on the troubles with Medicare Advantage. Listen.

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Medicare Advantage Bait and Switch
MA is not a straightforward game, says 4sight Health’s David Burda. Plan propaganda lures seniors into benefit packages that limit their choice of providers in exchange for low or no premiums, copays or deductibles. More.

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Rethinking Medicare Advantage
David W. Johnson and Julie Murchinson analyzed the Medicare Advantage market shakeup and how it’s affecting payers, providers and patients on the 4sight Health Roundup podcast, moderated by David Burda. Listen.

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Spy vs. Spy? More Like Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage
4sight Health’s David Burda gives the edge to traditional Medicare for giving seniors what they want. When the time comes, who are you going to trust? More.

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Medicare Advantage Is a Burst Pipe
The money flowing from Medicare into Medicare Advantage is not a simple drip that can be absorbed by a massive system. It’s more like water gushing out of a frozen pipe, says 4sight Health’s David Burda. More.

About the Author

David Burda

David Burda began covering healthcare in 1983 and hasn’t stopped since. Dave writes this monthly column “Burda on Healthcare,” contributes weekly blog posts, manages our weekly newsletter 4sight Friday, and hosts our weekly Roundup podcast. Dave believes that healthcare is a business like any other business, and customers — patients — are king. If you do what’s right for patients, good business results will follow.

Dave’s personnel experiences with the healthcare system both as a patient and family caregiver have shaped his point of view. It’s also been shaped by covering the industry for 40 years as a reporter and editor. He worked at Modern Healthcare for 25 years, the last 11 as editor.

Prior to Modern Healthcare, he did stints at the American Medical Record Association (now AHIMA) and the American Hospital Association. After Modern Healthcare, he wrote a monthly column for Twin Cities Business explaining healthcare trends to a business audience, and he developed and executed content marketing plans for leading healthcare corporations as the editorial director for healthcare strategies at MSP Communications.

When he’s not reading and writing about healthcare, Dave spends his time riding the trails of DuPage County, IL, on his bike, tending his vegetable garden and daydreaming about being a lobster fisherman in Maine. He lives in Wheaton, IL, with his lovely wife of 40 years and his three children, none of whom want to be journalists or lobster fishermen.

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