FinanceFeds Slash $99M from Funding Estimate for Minnesota's Reinsurance Program
The unexpected adjustment for 2019 prompted state lawmakers to question the wisdom of the program moving forward.
Finance3 Reasons to Care About Balance Billing Legislation
Hospitals should keep an eye on state and federal efforts to ramp up consumer protections against surprise medical bills.
Finance3 Ways to Improve Front-End Collections
A pre-access center and three-tiered arrivals process is transforming point-of-service collections at Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center.
In Search Of Insurance Savings, Consumers Can Get Unwittingly Wedged Into Narrow-Network Plans
Despite federal rules requiring plans to keep up-to-date directories, consumers may lack access to clear information about which health plans...
FinanceNo Time to Call Patients Pre-Visit? They'll Call You Eventually Anyhow.
Surprise medical bills prompt more patient calls to the business office, a new survey shows.
FinanceBad Debt Grows as Out-Of-Network Benefits Shrink
A lack of OON benefits leads to never-ending financial obligations for patients and a greater likelihood of bad debt for...
FinanceTech Startup OODA Working With Insurers Toward Real-Time Claims Payments
Giving patients the capability to pay for healthcare upfront is typically hamstrung by the claims process. OODA Health aims to...
Finance'Physicians Of The Mouth'? Dentists Absorb The Medical Billing Drill
There's a growing trend in dental offices, as providers seek greater reimbursement for expensive services. Around the internet, firms have...
FinancePotential Insurance Bill From Hurricane Florence Could Take Toll on Wallets Far From North Carolina's Coast
Insurance companies retreated from some communities amid stronger storms, leaving a "last-resort" plan to fill the growing gap.
StrategyInsurer To Purdue Pharma: We Won't Pay For OxyContin Anymore
This move could reduce fraudulent prescriptions to street dealers or drug-seeking people with active addictions and cut down on costly...
StrategyMcCain's Complicated Health Care Legacy: He Hated the ACA. He Also Saved It.
McCain spent much of his 35 years in Congress fighting a never-ending supply of goliaths, among them health insurance companies,...
StrategyStates Leverage Federal Funds To Help Insurers Lower Premiums
Even as the Trump administration has blocked other provisions of the ACA and pushed Congress to repeal the law, it...