Support for Medicaid copays plan is crumbling
Support for Medicaid copays plan is crumbling

Support for Medicaid copays plan is crumbling

Legislative support appears to be crumbling for plans to charge Medicaid recipients copays for receiving health care services. Gov. John Bel Edwards threw his support behind copays after Republicans pushed for the measure as part of Medicaid expansion….MORE  

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Docs won’t prescribe pricey new cholesterol meds unless they lower heart risks

Docs won’t prescribe pricey new cholesterol meds unless they lower heart risks

When the first injectable medicines for lowering cholesterol were launched last year, Wall Street was looking for blockbuster sales. Instead, the products have, so far, been a disappointment. The price tags are high and some patients still resist injections….MOREhttps://www.statnews.com/pharmalot/2016/04/07/cholesterol-statin-heart-atack/

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2016 Healthcare Payments & Policy Conference

2016 Healthcare Payments & Policy Conference

The 2016 Healthcare Payments and Policy Conference (HCON2016) will again be held in Washington, DC as an invitation-only event. As with past events, speaker faculty include over thirty industry leaders, leading academics and health policy makers who will discuss trends and new innovations impacting and driving the healthcare payments industry. The 2016 HCON will be […]

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How the High Court Could Shake Up the 2016 Campaign

How the High Court Could Shake Up the 2016 Campaign

It won’t be the first time the Court has got­ten tangled up in polit­ics in an elec­tion year—in 2000, it de­cided the out­come of the pres­id­en­tial elec­tion, and in 2012, it de­cided the fate of Pres­id­ent Obama’s health care law in the midst of his reelec­tion cam­paign. But the Court’s cur­rent term, which will likely […]

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State-Level Brawls Over Medicaid Reflect Divide in G.O.P.

State-Level Brawls Over Medicaid Reflect Divide in G.O.P.

In state after state, a gulf is opening between Republican governors willing to expand Medicaid coverage through the Affordable Care Act and Republican members of Congress convinced the law is collapsing and determined to help it fail. In recent months, insurers have increased premiums and deductibles for many policies sold online, and a dozen nonprofit […]

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Where the 2016 Candidates Stand on Health Care

Where the 2016 Candidates Stand on Health Care

National Journal has identified three areas of debate: the tax treatment of insurance, what kind of a safety net is included for low-income people or those with extensive medical needs, and provisions regarding small businesses providing coverage for employees. The contender’s backgrounds and past policy proposals shed light on where the candidates differ on health […]

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Do “Consumer-Directed” Health Plans Bend the Cost Curve Over Time?

Do “Consumer-Directed” Health Plans Bend the Cost Curve Over Time?

“Consumer-Directed” Health Plans (CDHPs) combine high deductibles with personal medical accounts and are intended to reduce health care spending through greater patient cost sharing. Prior research shows that CDHPs reduce spending in the first year. However, there is little research on the impact of CDHPs over the longer term. We add to this literature by […]

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Why has Information Technology not led to efficiency in the health care sector?

Why has Information Technology not led to efficiency in the health care sector?

We expect information technology (IT) to make our lives easier by improving the efficiency of creating products and delivering services. New technologies often dramatically improve the process of completing a task; before Microsoft Excel a simple budgetary analysis, for instance, could take days to finish. However, such efficiency has yet to be realized in the […]

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Where Romneycare fell short — and what that could mean for Obamacare

Where Romneycare fell short — and what that could mean for Obamacare

The landmark 2006 Massachusetts health-care law that inspired the federal overhaul didn’t lead to a reduction in unnecessary and costly hospitalizations, and it didn’t make the health-care system more fair for minority groups, according to a new study that may hold warnings for the Affordable Care Act. More…

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Implementing Health Reform: Navigator Support Agreement, Tax-Filing Update, And More (Premium Tax Credit Accounting Update)

Implementing Health Reform: Navigator Support Agreement, Tax-Filing Update, And More (Premium Tax Credit Accounting Update)

On March 31, 2015, The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration published a joint Review of the Accounting Structure Used for the Administration of Premium Tax Credits. This report, which was made at the request of Congress, is of interest for at least […]

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