How Can Medicaid Coverage Combat Opioids?

CMS has released new resources describing how states can leverage Medicaid services and health IT tools to support beneficiaries battling opioid addiction. The organization released an Informational Bulletin to guide states on how to cover critical treatment services for Medicaid eligible infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), a postnatal drug withdrawal syndrome occurring primarily among babies exposed to opioids during gestation or shortly after birth.

What Insurers Need For ACA Market Plan Decisions

ACA Increases profitability for insurers, despite significant initial financial losses in the individual market after the key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) took effect. Health insurer profitability in the individual market rose due to substantial premium increases, government premium tax credits that pay for those premium increases, and the large, government-funded, Medicaid expansion. Here are 10 instances which can help you better identify when its time to look for a partner.

ACA Increases Profitability For Insurers: White House Report

ACA Increases profitability for insurers, despite significant initial financial losses in the individual market after the key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) took effect. Health insurer profitability in the individual market rose due to substantial premium increases, government premium tax credits that pay for those premium increases, and the large, government-funded, Medicaid expansion. Here are 10 instances which can help you better identify when its time to look for a partner.

Survey Shows ACA Support But Enrollees Are Anxious

The Senate released its version (a.k.a. Better Care Reconciliation Act BCRA) of the House's AHCA. Payers and providers adjust as needed because healthcare reforms, like BCRA, AHCA, and ACA, continuously move through state and federal legislatures. Today's blog, pulls together summaries from numerous resources allowing you a quick glimpse or a deep dive into what waits around the corner. Here are 10 instances which can help you better identify when its time to look for a partner.

Medicaid Expansion Population Profile: Study for Payers

The Senate released its version (a.k.a. Better Care Reconciliation Act BCRA) of the House's AHCA. Payers and providers adjust as needed because healthcare reforms, like BCRA, AHCA, and ACA, continuously move through state and federal legislatures. Today's blog, pulls together summaries from numerous resources allowing you a quick glimpse or a deep dive into what waits around the corner. Here are 10 instances which can help you better identify when its time to look for a partner.

Stable Health Insurance Markets: Maintenance and Alternative Methods

The Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) issued a report which examines possible alternatives to the individual mandate for health insurance coverage brought about by the Affordable Care Act and evaluates their cost and efficacy. It suggests that if the individual mandate were to be repealed, a mixture of alternative mechanisms would be required to serve a similar role in maintaining a healthy risk pool in the individual stable health insurance market.

BCRA, AHCA, and ACA: Winners and Losers

The Senate released its version (a.k.a. Better Care Reconciliation Act BCRA) of the House's AHCA. Payers and providers adjust as needed because healthcare reforms, like BCRA, AHCA, and ACA, continuously move through state and federal legislatures. Today's blog, pulls together summaries from numerous resources allowing you a quick glimpse or a deep dive into what waits around the corner. Here are 10 instances which can help you better identify when its time to look for a partner.

AHCA and Three Scenarios: Repeal, Replace, Repair

Any similarities of the title of this blog and Goldilocks and the Three Bears belies the serious decisions needed for the next round of healthcare reform. Last month, PwC’s Health Research Institute (HRI) released another fantastic research piece that maps out three possible landing spots: repeal, replace, repair. Here are 10 instances which can help you better identify when its time to look for a partner.

California Insurance Marketplace Imposes New Quality, Cost Conditions On Plans

Moving into a realm usually reserved for health care regulators, the California health marketplace Thursday unveiled sweeping reforms to its contracts with insurers, seeking to improve the quality of care, curb its cost and increase transparency for consumers. The attempt to impose quality and cost standards on health plans and doctors and hospitals appears to be the first by any Obamacare exchange in the nation. Among the biggest changes: Health plans will be required to dock hospitals at least 6 percent of their payments if they do not meet certain quality standards, or give them bonuses of an equal amount if they exceed the standards.

5 Things You Need to Know About ACA in 2015

Five years into the Affordable Care Act, the healthcare climate of the United States has continued to evolve and improve. While there are some long term changes required that have just begun to take shape, many changes brought about by the ACA are immediate gratification. Changes to Medicare and Medicaid have helped many Americans gain coverage that they previously wouldn’t have had access to. While the system is imperfect, there’s plenty of positivity to consider since it launched in 2010.

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