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JAN 10MORE ON COMPLIANCE & LEGAL Insurers see the payments as one of the stabilizing factors in offering individual coverage through the Affordable Care Act. Susan Morse, Senior Editor An insurance co-op is suing the federal government over the Trump Administration’s decision...
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January 9, 2018 PRINT EMAIL SHARE Source: Employee Benefits Since the Affordable Care Act went into effect, employers in the small group health insurance market (generally, employers with 50 employees or less) have faced rising costs and limited coverage options. This is...
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JAN 10MORE ON MEDICARE & MEDICAID Why hospitals should align with aging agencies to reduce readmissions Forming even informal arrangements with Area Agencies on Aging can help a hospital’s bottom line by keeping 30-day readmission rates down. Jeff Lagasse, Associate Editor Area...
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HHS nominee Alex Azar outlines priorities: lower drug prices, improve Medicare outcomes The former Eli Lilly CEO also told the Senate Finance Committee affordability and the opioid epidemic round out his top four priorities. Susan Morse, Senior Editor HHS nominee Alex...
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Kim Painter, Special for USA TODAYPublished 4:19 p.m. ET Nov. 13, 2017 | Updated 7:58 a.m. ET Nov. 14, 2017 About half of U.S. adults are now considered to have high blood pressure under new guidelines announced Monday that set a...
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OCT 27MORE ON MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS Amazon’s potential foray into pharmacy business could squeeze providers’ bottom lines even more. Susan Morse, Associate Editor CVS Health is in talks to buy Aetna for more than $66 billion, The Wall Street Journal has reported. Aetna said by statement...
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OCT 17MORE ON POLICY AND LEGISLATION Senators strike bipartisan deal to give insurers 2 more years of CSR payments Proposal by Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray is seen as short-term fix for healthcare coverage under ACA. Susan Morse, Associate Editor Photo...
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Covered California has been holding out on setting its premium rate increases, but time is wearing thin. It’s still unclear whether the federal government will continue cost-sharing reductions to subsidize public health exchanges. The subsidies help keep premium rates down for...
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 Ben Adler Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | Sacramento, CA | Permalink play LISTEN 1:07 An attendee carries a sign in support of “Dreamers” at a Sacramento State event on September 18, 2017. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio Majorities of Californians...
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Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy have pulled their healthcare bill from the possibility of a full Senate vote after key Republicans this week said they would not back the most recent attempt to repeal much of the Affordable Care Act....
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