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HIX Ads Take Aim at Millenials

Jacqueline Fellows

The White House is trying to creatively target young, healthy adults to persuade them to participate in health insurance exchanges. The NFL, NBA, and Oprah Winfrey were contacted, but none have signed a deal yet. Minnesota hopes it has better luck with Paul Bunyan. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Health Plan Premiums Rise Moderately

The weak economy, which has reduced healthcare service utilization, is cited as the leading contributor to moderate growth in health insurance premiums by the Kaiser Family Foundation in its Employer Health Benefits Survey. >>>

1 in 5 Health Systems to Become Payers by 2018

Cost and reimbursement pressures, the explosion of boomers in the hospital patient mix, and the movement toward population health are spurring health systems to launch their own health insurance plans. >>>

HIX Navigator Grants Get $67M Boost

States that have declined to set up their own health insurance exchanges will receive additional funds to help individuals work through online health plan options. >>>

Medical Errors at 10 CA Hospitals Draw Fines of $625K

California's latest round of penalties for hospital blunders that resulted in patient harm or death includes a wrong-site surgery, feeding errors, a retained surgical object, and a number of unnecessary "emergency" coronary interventions. >>>

Shands HealthCare to Pay $26M to Settle False Claims Allegations

Federal prosecutors say improper Medicare billing at six Florida hospitals operated by Shands ran from 2003 through 2008. Shands makes no admission of liability, but will pay a total of approximately $26 million plus interest. >>>

The Trouble with Image Sharing, and the Opportunity

Hoarding medical imaging data is one of the most highly profitable, and strategic, tactics of hospitals competing in a fee-for-service market. It also represents a huge opportunity to reduce the high cost of healthcare as reform comes online. >>>

'Dismal' Understanding of Health Plans Among Consumers

Only 14% of consumers surveyed understand basic insurance terms such as "copayments," and "deductibles." They will make "disastrous decisions," when health insurance exchanges come online in a few weeks, says an economist and researcher. >>>



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News Headlines

Study: Low prices seen luring young adults to Obamacare

Reuters, August 21, 2013

RI health marketplace releases plan rates, details

Boston.com / Associated Press, August 21, 2013

Patients may need better info when leaving hospitals

Reuters, August 21, 2013

More hospitals use social media to gather feedback from patients' families

The Wall Street Journal, August 20, 2013

Scammers prey on confusion about healthcare overhaul in CA

San Francisco Chronicle, August 20, 2013

HHS offering prizes for videos promoting Obamacare

Kaiser Health News, August 20, 2013

States predict more insurance customers

USA Today, August 20, 2013

Taking a new tack to persuade 'young invincibles' to buy health insurance

The Washington Post / Kaiser Health News, August 19, 2013

Most agree with smoker surcharge on health insurance

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 16, 2013

Seeing doctors on video? Most insurers won't pay

South Florida Sun-Sentinel, August 15, 2013



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Webcast: Physician Compensation Models and Metrics Under Population-Based Reimbursement

Date: August 29, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

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