Amid an era of "merger-mania" among major U.S. health payers, many hospitals and health systems want to get into the payer business themselves to prevent the consolidations from having a negative impact on their local markets, according to Reuters.
Consumers enrolled in employer-sponsored health plans over the last two years are largely staying in those plans, according to a new report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
There's been concern that the recent mega-mergers proposed by health plans could wind up driving up costs in the provider realm. But that trend could actually lead to counterintuitive results, according to CFO magazine. Instead, the article posited, the mergers could lower costs in the long run.
In advance of its annual national institute that opened in Orlando on Monday, the Healthcare Financial Management Association has released an update of "Understanding Healthcare Prices: A...
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) made statements this week about the Affordable Care Act's reinsurance program as well as rate-filing requirements for 2016 plan year. Here's a quick look at how both announcements will impact health insurers.
Some insurers are using federal regulations to their advantage to exclude generic versions of contraception from free coverage.
Risk corridors, intended to protect health carriers from potential losses as the program got off the ground, primarily from the adverse selection of new enrollees, may not shield insurers as originally intended, according to Scott Gottlieb, M.D., a conservative writer and ACA critic.
The rising out-of-pocket costs for health insurance force millions of middle-class Americans to forego checkups and other needed medical care, acc ording to USA Today.
The year 2015 may be the year where healthcare spending in the United States reaches a specific milestone: $10,000 per person.
Patients are becoming more willing to share their health information publicly, but there is one caveat: It has to be for a good reason.