Healthcare IT Interoperability, EHR interoperability, Hospital Interoperability

Health Insurance Exchange

Poor Consumer Decision-Making in Health Insurance Marketplace

by Vera Gruessner

The health insurance exchange set up by more recent healthcare reforms including the Affordable Care Act was established in order to give consumers more choice in their medical coverage options. This was essentially expected to provide more competition...

Major Iowa Insurer Joins Obamacare Health Insurance Exchange

by Vera Gruessner

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act under the Obama administration, which is colloquially known as Obamacare, set up a health insurance exchange platform that enables consumers to pick and choose which type of healthcare coverage is...

Do Bundled Payment Models Pose Complications for Surgery?

by Vera Gruessner

Due to ongoing reforms in the healthcare industry, both federal government agencies as well as insurance companies are looking to renovate healthcare payment methods. Value-based care instead of fee-for-service is one example of the innovative...

Issues Surround Health Insurance Marketplace despite ACA

by Vera Gruessner

The health insurance marketplace underwent tremendous transformations with the passage of the Obama administration’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. New regulations have required everyday citizens to purchase health insurance...

Do All Health Insurance Exchanges Follow Federal Regulations?

by Vera Gruessner

Ever since President Barack Obama and his administration passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the development of the health insurance marketplace was born. The law requires every individual to purchase health insurance or else...

GAO Report Uncovers 2015 Healthcare Premium Range Variation

by Jacqueline DiChiara

The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report providing new information about 2014 and 2015 healthcare premium ranges and plan availability. GAO examined levels of disparity among health plan options and premiums,...

$67M ACA Funds to Help Affordable Health Insurance Enrollees

by Jacqueline DiChiara

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced yesterday an abundant $67 million in Affordable Care Act (ACA) grant awards to aid outreach initiatives and help those individuals confused about health coverage and financial assistance...

Healthcare Payers’ Top 5 Areas of Advancement, Opportunity

by Jacqueline DiChiara

Healthcare payers are an imperative facet of the healthcare industry. As the ones paying for the care patients receive – often acting as insurance providers, insurance carriers, or health plan sponsors – payers sell health insurance...

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