Revenue CycleLower Premiums but Higher Out-of-Pocket Costs? Consumers Will Take the Risk.
A new report shows an 11-percentage-point drop in the share of marketplace enrollees buying silver plans after the Trump Administration's...
Clinical CareCoronavirus Pandemic Bares U.S. Healthcare Flaws, Points to Improvements
The pandemic has highlighted problems that have plagued U.S. healthcare for decades.
Revenue CycleCOVID-19 Will Result in an Estimated 3.5M Uninsured by End of 2020
Other new research shows that health insurance losses were happening well before the pandemic.
Covid-19Almost Half of Families That Lost Work Due to COVID-19 Also Avoided Healthcare
"COVID-19 continues to highlight longstanding structural inequities," Mona Shah, senior program officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, said in...
StrategyHumana to Pilot COVID-19 Home, Drive-Thru Testing With LabCorp, Walmart, Quest Diagnostics
The insurance company is offering LabCorp's at-home testing kits and Walmart drive-thru testing options to members.
Revenue CyclePhysicians: Prior Authorizations Lead to Patient Care Delays
Since payers won't enact agreed-upon prior authorization reforms on their own, legislation is needed, says the American Medical Association.
FinanceWashington State Emergency Order Bans Surprise Lab Billing for COVID-19
The order aims to prevent surprise bills for lab fees related to medically necessary diagnostic testing for COVID-19 and is...
StrategyNearly Half of ACA Enrollment in 2018 Came Through BCBS Plans
An Urban Institute analysis found marketplace enrollees chose name-brand insurance over Medicaid, but Medicaid enrollment is still growing.
FinancePublic Option Could Lower Premiums But Not Raise Insured Rate
The RAND study estimated that premiums for public plans could be 10% to 27% lower than those for private plans...
Covid-193 Ways COVID-19 Has Changed the Insurance Landscape
Skyrocketing coverage losses, unemployment fears, and payers reimbursing a bigger chunk of COVID-19 claims are just three ways that the...
FinanceTop-earning Nonprofit Hospitals Shortchange Charity Care
Study finds nonprofit hospitals with thicker bottom lines gave disproportionately lower levels of charity care.
FinancePriority Health's New Mobile App Includes Cost Estimator
The insurer says 85% of its members prefer to self-serve online.