Alicia Caramenico

Biography for Alicia Caramenico

Alicia Caramenico is the senior editor of FierceHealthPayer and its related publications. Before joining FierceMarkets, she was a web production/multimedia intern at the non-profit Education Week. For almost two years she worked as a publications intern at RiskMetrics Group, a risk management and corporate governance firm in Rockville, Md. Alicia holds a B.A. in print journalism from American University in Washington, D.C. She enjoys reading and playing with her English bulldog. Alicia can be reached at acaramenico@fiercemarkets.com. Follow @FierceHealth and @HealthPayer on Twitter and find her on LinkedIn.

Articles by Alicia Caramenico

Healthcare lessons from 3 (more) unlikely sources

Whether it's taking a cue from Major League Baseball to improve patient experience, or looking to reality TV to turn innovative ideas into action, other industries continue to offer hospital and...

Healthcare reform controversy surrounds Sebelius

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has found herself at the center of the controversy surrounding the beleaguered rollout of the insurance exchanges. With some GOP members calling for her resignation, is her job safe?

White House: 700K complete exchange applications

The Obama administration on Thursday said 700,000 people have completed applications to begin shopping for insurance through the new online marketplaces, Kaiser Health News reported.

How healthcare reform affects nurses

Many organizations are looking to the nurse workforce to help close the primary care gap and meet the rising demand for healthcare services. But maybe we should consult nurses before relying on them...

Healthcare.gov update: Contractors, insurers discuss exchange problems

Two contractors played the Healthcare.gov blame game yesterday in testimony to a congressional committee, while the Obama administration's damage control efforts have created a pricing problem with the website.

Healthcare fraud prevention gives big 'bang for the buck'

The False Claims Act returned $20 for every $1 invested in healthcare fraud cases, according to a new report from the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund.

Providers face uncertain exchange networks

More problems lie ahead for the new insurance marketplaces as many hospitals and physicians don't know which exchange plans include them in their provider networks and will pay them for services, Kaiser Health News and The Texas Tribune reported.

Obama calls in tech experts to fix Healthcare.gov

President Barack Obama said there's no excuse for the health exchange glitches and explained how consumers can bypass the HealthCare.gov website to sign up for coverage while his team fixes the technical problems.

Republicans reinforce mission to destroy healthcare reform

While the bipartisan deal last week ended the government shutdown and the left healthcare reform unharmed, Republicans intend to capitalize on health exchange glitches for the 2014 congressional elections, the Associated Press reported.

Not all medical homes created equal

Don't use the same measuring stick to judge the effectiveness of all patient-centered medical homes (PCMH), advised a policy expert and PCMH researcher, MedPage Today reported.