StrategySeema Verma's American Dream: Empower Consumers, Unleash Competition
The CMS administrator views her work as public service, aims to put patients in the center of the healthcare decision-making...
Innovation'Locally Grown' Insurance Companies Help Fortify Washington State Market
Insurance premiums for Washington's individual market are rising less than 1% on average next year, and regulators credit much of...
CMS Plans 2021 'Update' for Hospital Quality Star Ratings
Policymakers are sifting through more than 800 public comments on proposed changes to the Hospital Compare methodology.
CMS Expands Star Ratings for Exchange Health Plans
Starting with the 2020 enrollment period, Health Exchange plans in every state will be graded on a five-star quality rating....
Despite Strong Economy, Uninsured Ranks Grew by 700,000 People
Population growth and gains in employer-sponsored coverage did not overcome drops in Medicaid, CHIP and ACA marketplace coverage.
StrategyCentene Expanding ACA Exchange Plans in 10 States
The company, led by Michael Neidorff, has expressed confidence in its business strategy despite uncertainty over the ACA's future.
StrategyUnsubsidized Population 'Fleeing' Individual Health Insurance Market, Verma Says
Reports released by CMS show that the number of people paying full-price for their individual health insurance market is declining.
FinanceCharity Care Spending By Hospitals Plunges
The decline was true of for-profit hospitals, so-called nonprofit hospitals and those designated as city, county, district or state hospitals.
FinanceMedicare Public Option Threatens Half of Rural Hospitals
A new study shows that lower reimbursements from a Medicare public option would threaten 1,037 rural hospitals in 46 states,...
FinanceRevenues Decrease But Molina Healthcare Raises Guidance
CEO Joe Zubretsky said that the insurer's first half performance gives the company confidence to lift its year-end guidance.
FinanceWellCare Revenues Top $7B as Centene Merger Progresses
The highlight of the quarter for the Tampa-based insurer was shareholder approval of its pending Centene merger.
FinanceCMS Unveils Sweeping Proposed Mandates on Hospital Pricing Transparency
Under the proposed rule hospitals would have to make their 'real, negotiated prices known to patients.'