John Commins is a content specialist and online news editor for HealthLeaders, a Simplify Compliance brand.
ACA marketplace enrollment would increase 60% in 2022 by extending ARPA's temporary subsidies.
President Biden is expected to sign the bill, which has already cleared the Senate.
AMA president applauds the initiatives announced this week but calls them 'just a first step.'
More than half (54%) of government hospitals, 36% of nonprofits, and 43% of for-profits provided less than $1 of charity care for every $100 of expenses.
AMA survey finds 94% of physicians said the prior authorization demands caused care delays, and 79% said patients gave up on treatment because of authorization fights with insurers.
The same surveys found that public trust in the U.S. Postal Service and the FEMA bumped up significantly over the same period.
HHS said four out of five consumers now enrolled in a plan through HealthCare.gov will be able to find a plan for $10 or less per month with additional ARP assistance.
AHA President and CEO Rick J. Pollack tells President Biden that the COVID-19 pandemic has crippled the nation's hospitals.
Blue Cross Board Trustee Kathleen Blatz will serve as interim CEO starting on April 1
At issue is the so-called "competitive impact" conditions attached to the affiliation by the AG's office that state regulators said would ensure that the consolidation does not raise prices for consumers in the affected service areas.