Although Massachusetts has served as a role model for many aspects of the federal health reform implementation, most states' health insurance exchanges won't resemble the version in Massachusetts.
Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Michael Consedine has asked the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to leave in place the federal program for people with serious health problems, LifeHealthPro reported.
Utah is set to become the only state in the country with a dual-model health insurance exchange, which will be split into two parts that will be run separately by Utah and federal officials.
Republican lawmakers are trying to discern whether the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has been requesting insurers donate money to help it promote the reform law and the health insurance exchanges, in particular.
Insurers received welcome news on Thursday--the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has earmarked $150 million to help community health centers promote and enroll consumers on health insurance exchanges.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services for the first time has released data comparing average hospital charges for the 100 most common Medicare claims.
Barriers such as long hours, finances and childcare responsibilities aren't stopping nurses from obtaining advanced degrees.
Healthcare reform--and health insurance exchanges--took center stage Tuesday as President Barack Obama admitted that implementation of the law will inevitably hit some snags.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has unveiled shorter, simpler applications for consumers applying for policies sold through health insurance exchanges. Individuals applying for subsidies will complete a three-page form, which has been reduced from 21 pages, while individuals not requesting financial assistance will fill out a five-page application.
Medicare is dramatically upping the ante on Medicare fraud, increasing the reward for tips leading to the recovery of fraudulently obtained benefits to $9.9 million--up from just $1,000 today.