Providers, health plans and consumers must work together for an affordable and sustainable healthcare system, America's Health Insurance Plans President and CEO Karen Ignagni told attendees at the National Forum on Hospitals, Health Systems and Population Health in the District of Columbia this week.
Healthcare IT is a booming industry for startups, with $5 billion invested into digital health this year alone. But with so many companies entering into health IT, startups have to find ways to stand out from the rest. New companies will have to find unique technologies and unique ideas to make an impact, according to an article at CIO.com
Employees of Fortune 500 companies can expect to pay more for health insurance as their employers try to manage the costs of complying with the Affordable Care Act, a survey by the University of South Carolina found.
Health insurance premiums for health plans participating in the Affordable Care Act exchanges over its first year have remained fairly steady, according to a Kaiser analysis of 2015 premium changes.
To provide for a smooth transition from coverage to care at the start of the 2015 plan year, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores urged the federal government to require that health plans provide nightly updates to patient eligibility files. This is just one of many actions the group wants health plans to take to help beneficiaries during the upcoming enrollment process.
Providers who give payers and patients cash-pay options for care can save all parties money, says healthcare economist Peter Boland.
If you think your office staff is confused by all the new Affordable Care Act-driven health insurance products streaming into your practice, just imagine how overwhelming it is for patients...
Some health plans use so-called virtual credit cards when paying hospitals for claims, subjecting the providers to significant fees associated with such transactions, AHA News Now reported.
Although the Affordable Care Act will add tens of millions of Americans to the insurance rolls over the next several years, many will still be burdened by medical debts due to high deductibles and co-payments.
According to research announced during a press briefing at the Medical Group Management Association's annual conference in San Diego, 40 percent of more than 1,000 practices surveyed are awaiting more detailed information about exchange reimbursement and administration before agreeing to contracts.