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  • How Can Health Savings Accounts Help, Hinder Patients and Payers?

    July 28, 2017 - Health savings accounts (HSAs) have been widely discussed as lawmakers consider policy reforms, at the federal level, and have become a fixture in conversations about healthcare spending among payers and patients alike.   HSAs are consumer savings programs that are used solely for purchasing healthcare services. They are a tax-friendly way for consumers with high deductibles or complex...

  • Large Employers Aim to DRIVE the Expansion of Value-Based Care

    July 27, 2017 - Large employers are deeply invested in bringing down healthcare spending rates, and have embraced value-based care strategies for ensuring that their employees stay as healthy and productive as possible. As care costs continue to rise across the industry however, employers believe that more can be done to bring greater efficiency and higher quality into both the public and private insurance...

  • Senate Nixes Better Care Reconciliation Act, But Isn’t Done Yet

    July 26, 2017 - After a nail-biting procedural vote on Tuesday afternoon that required Vice President Mike Pence to break the tie, the Senate continued its tumultuous afternoon by voting down the Better Care Reconciliation Act, which included deep cuts to Medicaid and the option for payers to sell health insurance plans that do not meet the Affordable Care Act's Essential Health Benefits (EHB) requirements....

  • What to Look for in Health Insurance Enrollment Technology

    July 18, 2017 - Health insurance enrollment technology is designed to offer payers convenience, cost savings, and administrative ease-of-mind when it comes managing beneficiaries enrolled in health plans. Many Americans face challenges when seeking new health insurance, including finding an affordable plan compliant with the ACA, navigating the complexities of enrollment, and evaluating their best options...


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How Can Health Savings Accounts Help, Hinder Patients and Payers?

Health savings accounts (HSAs) have been widely discussed as lawmakers consider policy reforms, at the federal level, and have become a fixture in conversations about healthcare spending among payers and patients alike.   HSAs are consumer...

ACA “Skinny Repeal” Dies in Senate, Leaving Next Steps Uncertain

In the early hours of Friday morning, the Senate failed to pass its attempt at a “skinny repeal” of the Affordable Care Act, which would have eliminated the tax penalties associated with the individual mandate for insurance coverage...

Large Employers Aim to DRIVE the Expansion of Value-Based Care

Large employers are deeply invested in bringing down healthcare spending rates, and have embraced value-based care strategies for ensuring that their employees stay as healthy and productive as possible. As care costs continue to rise across...

Can Healthcare Payers Inspire ACOs to Take on Two-Sided Risk?

While two-sided risk arrangements are attractive for healthcare payers, even experienced accountable care organizations (ACOs) are wary of jumping into contracts which make them financially responsible for falling short of their quality benchmarks. ...

CMS Proposes Medicare Home Health Agency Payment Changes

CMS proposed Medicare home health agency payment changes in a new rule intended to reduce provider burdens and advance flexible, transparent payment models in the next two years. “CMS is committed to helping patients and their doctors make...

Senate Nixes Better Care Reconciliation Act, But Isn’t Done Yet

After a nail-biting procedural vote on Tuesday afternoon that required Vice President Mike Pence to break the tie, the Senate continued its tumultuous afternoon by voting down the Better Care Reconciliation Act, which included deep cuts to Medicaid...

Tiebreaker Vote in Senate Opens ACA Repeal, Replacement Debate

In a 50-50 procedural vote, Vice President Mike Pence broke the tie as the US Senate voted to open debate for a future vote on American Health Care Act (AHCA), and the possible addition of amendments to the bill. After failing to garner...

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