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  • 650 Medical Groups Sign On to Abolish Medicare Budget Panel

    May 18, 2017 - Over 650 medical organizations have signed a letter to Congress from the Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC) supporting the elimination of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB).  The HLC joins a chorus of support for two bipartisan bills currently in Congress which would permanently eliminate the Medicare budget panel.  The 15 member IPAB board was created as part of the...

  • Kaiser Permanente Will Stay in ACA Health Insurance Exchange

    May 17, 2017 - Kaiser Permanente will continue to offer coverage options through the ACA health insurance exchanges during 2018, the payer and provider announced this week. “Kaiser Permanente will continue to offer coverage -- including access to our complete network of world-class providers and services – through health exchanges in every region where we operate,” the organization confirmed...

  • CMS Offers Resources for High-Risk Pools, Reinsurance Waivers

    May 17, 2017 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has just released a checklist for states to use on applications for Section 1332 waivers.    The waivers are specifically targeted at helping states establish high-risk pools and other state-operated reinsurance programs.   The checklist seeks to complement the agency’s stated attempt to stabilize health insurance...

  • Two-Thirds of Physicians Disapprove of American Health Care Act

    May 15, 2017 - Two-thirds of physicians in a new Merritt Hawkins survey reported having a negative impression of the American Health Care Act (AHCA).  This includes 58 percent of physicians who have a “strongly” negative take on the newly passed House bill. The ACA repeal bill passed the House by a razor thin one-vote margin, and has since moved on to the Senate where it looks to be...


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WI Medicaid Waiver Adds Drug Testing, Behavior Incentives

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) will submit a section 1115 Medicaid waiver for the 2018 enrollment period that aims to add drug testing, healthy behavior incentives, and premium payments for certain beneficiaries. The waivers...

Employers Seek Clarity, Stability in Health Insurance Market

The nation’s largest employers are taking a second look at what type of health insurance they buy, and why.  The American Health Policy Institute (AHPI) surveyed over 400 large companies and found issues of transparency, tax credits...

CMS to Shutter Small Business Health Options Program Website

As of 2018, HealthCare.gov will no longer host the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace.   Usage of the healthcare insurance exchange by insurance producers and overall enrollment through SHOP never met anticipated...

650 Medical Groups Sign On to Abolish Medicare Budget Panel

Over 650 medical organizations have signed a letter to Congress from the Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC) supporting the elimination of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB).  The HLC joins a chorus of support for two bipartisan...

Kaiser Permanente Will Stay in ACA Health Insurance Exchange

Kaiser Permanente will continue to offer coverage options through the ACA health insurance exchanges during 2018, the payer and provider announced this week. “Kaiser Permanente will continue to offer coverage -- including access to our...

CMS Offers Resources for High-Risk Pools, Reinsurance Waivers

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has just released a checklist for states to use on applications for Section 1332 waivers.    The waivers are specifically targeted at helping states establish high-risk pools...

KY Medicaid Awarded for Exceeding Quality, Patient Care

Kentucky’s Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Kentucky Medicaid has received an award from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its Medicaid managed care plan.  The award recognizes the plan’s service and clinical...

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