Gregory A. Freeman is a contributing writer for HealthLeaders.
The plan launched three years ago and is showing good results in quality measures.
Democrats are pushing for a Medicare program that would cover all Americans, a change that would rattle the healthcare industry. Uncertainty over how quickly to proceed may slow their efforts.
The health plan moves into maternity after bundling joint replacements. Five OB-GYN practices will kick off the maternity bundling program.
A not-for-profit health system in Florida is launching its own Medicare Advantage plan. The local market has plenty of competition but the system sees the health plan as the right move.
Consumers may be abusing an ACA provision that allows them to re-enroll after their coverage was terminated for nonpayment, a government report says. The practice may undermine the stability of the healthcare insurance exchange.
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Waiting for prior authorization decisions for some medical care is not only irksome but can be dangerous to patients. Health plans are loosening the reins a bit.
Consumers may spend more and get lower-quality care when trying to navigate the healthcare system on their own. Everyone may benefit when insurers guide them.
Insurance claims for urgent care exploded over a nine-year period, rising much faster than claims for emergency care.
Even as insurers see improvements and cost savings from value-based arrangements, they have to look for new ways to implement the strategy.