Highmark, Aetna propose steep ACA plan premium hikes in Delaware; AHIP exec says Wall Street Journal's barbs at insurers 'misguided'

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> In a letter to the editor of the Wall Street Journal, America's Health Insurance Plans Executive Vice President Matthew Eyles argues that the paper's criticism of some insurers' decision to sue the federal government over risk corridor payment shortfalls is "misguided." Letter

> Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware and Aetna are both seeking double-digit rate increases for plans sold on the state's Affordable Care Act marketplace, The News Journal reports. Article

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> Avalere has corrected some of the state-specific data points in its early analysis of proposed premium rates for Affordable Care Act exchange plans. Analysis

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> Cutting readmissions and reducing medical errors, the nation's third-leading cause of death, are among the healthcare industry's top priorities, and the secret to solving both may be stepping up home care, according to Oregon Public Broadcasting. Article

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> Practices that want to avoid having to pay False Claims Act fines ranging from $5,500 to $11,000 per claim need to pay more attention to the payments they're receiving from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, reports Medscape. Article

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