September 20, 2018

Buis pens Detroit Free Press op ed on Medicare Advantage coverage of low cost health technology

Assistant professor Lorraine Buis calls for pragmatic coverage of home blood pressure monitors in Medicare Advantage plans, which could save almost $150 per patient, per year.

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Lorraine Buis, Ph.D., assistant professor and health informatics researcher, with her colleague at Wayne State University School of Medicine Phillip Levy, M.D., M.P.H., wrote an op-ed in the Detroit Free Press on why more insurance plans should cover inexpensive home blood pressure monitors. With new changes to Medicare Advantage plans, according to Buis, now is the time for all insurers to embrace this proven preventive health tool.

Buis is a 2018 Health Policy Fellow at the Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation (CHRT) where she received specialized training in translating health services research into effective advocacy and policy change. She is also a member of the Institute for Health Policy and Innovation at U-M. 

Read the full op-ed online.


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