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2014-04-11 11:29:18

New Dartmouth study in the journal BMJ offers roadmap for better risk adjustment The methodology Medicare uses to adjust the billions of dollars it pays health plans and hospitals to account for how sick their patients are is flawed and should be replaced, according to a new study by Dartmouth investigators published in the journal BMJ that weighed the performance of Medicare’s methodology against alternatives. The researchers from the Dartmouth Atlas Project compared Medicare’s...

2014-04-10 23:22:30

Collaboration offers health plans end-to-end consumer engagement solution for managing the complete member lifecycle. Seattle, Wash. (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Array Health, a provider of private insurance exchange technology, today announced its approval to participate in the AHIP Connect program. AHIP Connect is an industry solution provider sourcing and independent evaluation program that helps AHIP’s health plan members choose companies to implement operational business solutions that...

2014-04-10 16:24:03

Fox News contributor Juan Williams to moderate; Freakonomics authors to provide new perspectives on trends in healthcare and employee benefits WELLESLEY, Mass., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. business group of Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF, TSX: SLF) will host its 2014 "Sun Life Wake Up Summit" on Wednesday, April 16, focused on private health insurance exchanges and the potential changes to the employee benefits landscape. The event will bring valuable information to...

2014-04-10 12:28:35

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Medicare Advocacy Recovery Coalition (MARC) applauds the Congress for protecting Medicaid beneficiary rights with the recent passing of H.R. 4302, (SGR Doc Fix). Section 211 of this important legislation included a provision deferring until October 2016 the implementation of section 202(b) of the Murray-Ryan Budget Agreement, which negatively altered the balance of Medicaid secondary payer recoveries previously allowed by law....

2014-04-10 12:25:14

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Editors and designers for the Harvard Political Review - a top undergraduate journal on politics and public policy supported by Harvard's Institute of Politics - have released the FY 2013 Annual Report of the USA (ARUSA), a research tool offering an examination of the federal budget and challenges facing American taxation and spending policy. Highlights of the report - including a short video showcasing the study's authors and their...

2014-04-10 08:30:29

Tool allows health plans to compare Qualified Health Plans in the Health Insurance Exchange Marketplace and also provides insights for consumers NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HTMS, an Emdeon company, is pleased to introduce Alfred(TM). Alfred is an algorithm-based analytics model that can help all types of healthcare stakeholders calculate health plan rates and federal subsidies through its comparison and advisory capabilities and is both easy to use and...

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2014-04-10 05:08:15

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In an historic move, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released new, privacy-protected data on Medicare payments to physicians and other health care professionals for services rendered to beneficiaries. The treasure trove of data includes bills for services and procedures by providers. It also reveals that many doctors around the country have been paid $1 million or more from the social insurance program for older...

2014-04-09 23:24:45

Nelco Benefits now offers Senior Solutions to help Senior Citizens afford a Medicare Supplement Plan that fits their needs. More information is available online at http://www.nelcobenefits.com/senior-supplemental. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Nelco Benefits is now offering new Senior Solutions that are designed to help Senior Citizens afford a Medicare Supplement Plan that best fits their needs and budget. Full details about Nelco Benefits’ Senior Solutions please visit...

2014-04-09 12:34:23

The expansion of health insurance accomplished under the Affordable Care Act may alter costs for several major types of liability insurance, although any such changes are likely to be modest, according to a new RAND Corporation report. Automobile, workers' compensation and general business liability insurance costs may fall under the Affordable Care Act, while costs for medical malpractice coverage could be higher, according to the study. Researchers say the changes could be as much as...

2014-04-09 10:44:49

In the creation of lists by specialty societies of medical services deemed least beneficial (the "Choosing Wisely" initiative), inclusion was often justified by evidence suggesting no additional benefit with higher risk, higher cost, or both, compared with other options, according to a study in the April 9 issue of JAMA. "Aiming to reduce wasteful medical care, the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation's Choosing Wisely initiative asks leading physician specialty societies to...