StrategySCOTUS Denies Fast-track Hearing of Texas v. U.S.
The ruling means the case would not reach the Supreme Court until this fall, at the earliest.
FinanceAs ACA Marketplaces Stabilize, Premiums Drop
An Urban Institute study found that 31 states saw a decline in premium costs for their lowest-price silver plan.
FinanceLoopholes Limit New California Law To Guard Against Lofty Air Ambulance Bills
The new law won't protect consumers whose health plan isn't regulated by the state.
FinanceMSSP ACO Participation Remains Flat in 2020
Stakeholders say 'Pathways to Success' mandates have dampened ACO enthusiasm for the program.
FinanceHigh-Deductible Plans Jeopardize Financial Health Of Patients And Rural Hospitals
In rural areas, where high-deductible plans are even more prevalent and incomes tend to be lower, patients often struggle to...
FinanceAHIP Seeks 'Context' For Report Detailing Bloated Administrative Costs
A study compared administrative costs for healthcare in Canada and the United States and found a spending gap that is...
Clinical CarePrior Authorization Cuts Costs, but Is It Bad for Patients?
Psychiatry is one area where study found clear harm.
StrategyAGs File Petition with SCOTUS for Expedited ACA Review
Defenders of the ACA say the stakes are too high to allow the suit to ping-pong between the district and...
StrategyFeds Extend Comment Period for Health Insurance Transparency Rule
The rule would require insurers to disclose negotiated rates for in-network providers and allowed amounts paid for out-of-network providers.
FinanceAHA Mum As Members Pursue Patients With Lawsuits And Debt Collectors
The AHA has issued few guidelines on hospitals' aggressive collection practices or the limited financial assistance policies that often trigger...
InnovationEight More Hospitals Join PA's Rural Health Model
The Rural Health Model, the first of its kind, creates an alternative payment model that transitions hospitals from fee-for-service to...
Clinical CareCMS Final Rule Mandates Separate Billing for Abortion Services in State Exchanges
Abortion rights advocates say the new rule continues the Trump administration's 'attack on patients and their ability to obtain health...