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Insurers Brace for Costly Changes from Healthcare Reform
Jeff Elliott, HealthLeaders Media

Over the next eight months, some of the industry's brightest minds will expand on the predetermined 10 categories—including prescriptions, emergency care, rehabilitation, chronic disease management, and preventative services—originally outlined in the Affordable Care Act. Health plans are likely to be unsettled about the potential outcome, which could tighten restrictions on premium increases.[Read More]
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  January 19, 2011

 
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Managed Care Headlines
Ultimate GOP aim is a slimmer health plan
The Boston Globe, January 19, 2011

Medicare's policy on therapy comes under attack
Tribune Newspapers, January 19, 2011

MN doctors ask for delay in Medica ratings
Minneapolis Star-Tribune, January 19, 2011

Court to decide if CA can cut payments to Medi-Cal providers
Los Angeles Times, January 19, 2011

State Farm, FL doctors, slug it out in court
South Florida Business Journal, January 19, 2011

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