Health insurers are expected to save billions of dollars in billing expenses by offering e-payment to providers. But some innovative e-payment mechanisms are laced with fees, raising questions about fairness.
Combining payers' claims data with providers' clinical data is an essential element of revolutionizing the delivery of healthcare. But there will be unintended and unfavorable consequences, says one data expert.
Halfway through the PPACA open-enrollment period, health insurance carriers in more than two dozen states had only about six weeks to resurrect non-PPACA-compliant policies. Medica found a way to revive 81 "zombie," or transitional policies.