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Medicaid Beneficiaries Satisfied with Coverage and Access

July 13, 2017 - A recent Harvard Chan School of Public Health analysis found that Medicaid beneficiaries are overwhelmingly satisfied with their coverage and access to providers.  The nationwide survey of more than 60,000 beneficiaries also evaluated enrollees experiences with any barriers to receiving healthcare as a Medicaid member.  “The debate on the future of Medicaid has largely marginalized...


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Consumers Voice Opinions on Effective Healthcare Marketing

by Jesse Migneault

Spending for healthcare marketing was $9.7 billion in 2015 alone, a double-digit increase from the previous year.  In all forms of media across the nation, there is no shortage of healthcare messaging being sent towards the public.  ...

Patient Satisfaction Key for Payer Measurement of ACO Quality

by Thomas Beaton

An article from the American Journal of Managed Care reveals that patient satisfaction within an accountable care organization (ACO) is a strong indicator of the care quality level the organization delivers, giving payers an opportunity to use...

ACA Consumers Dissatisfied After Private Payer Exchange Exit

by Thomas Beaton

Consumer satisfaction with the Affordable Care Act fell following the departure of three private payers from the health insurance exchange, according to recent findings from Black Book. The survey comprises feedback from 34,800 consumers continually...

Vermont Blue Cross Plan Reaches Highest Member Satisfaction

by Vera Gruessner

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) announced in a company press release this month that the payer has achieved the highest scores for member satisfaction and efficiency rankings for the fourth continuous year. This particular Blue...

How Healthcare Price Transparency Could Gain Consumer Loyalty

by Vera Gruessner

The lack of price transparency remains a major concern of consumers that healthcare payers will need to address in the coming years. A HealthEdge survey shows that 88 percent of polled consumers are looking for better price transparency from...

Consumer Satisfaction Dips When Payers Lack Price Transparency

by Vera Gruessner

Eighty-eight percent of consumers are looking for their health payer to relay complete information about their overall financial responsibility, according to a new survey by HealthEdge, indicating a strong desire for price transparency and openness....

House Introduces Bill to Delay CMS Hospital Star Ratings

by Vera Gruessner

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hospital star ratings may be postponed due to a new bill introduced on Monday, July 25 by House Representatives Jim Renacci (R-OH) and Kathleen Rice (D-NY). The reasoning for the delay is...

Affordability, Cost Transparency Key for Patient Satisfaction

by Vera Gruessner

The biggest healthcare reforms impacting health payers today include the movement toward consumer engagement and patient satisfaction. Patient advocacy groups are bringing more attention toward keeping the patient voice at the center of healthcare...

Health Insurance Mergers May Harm Consumer Interests

by Vera Gruessner

What does the future hold for the Cigna-Anthem and Aetna-Humana health insurance mergers? Currently, many experts point at the possibility that these health insurance mergers will face regulatory blockage and won’t continue. A large number...

Cost Shifting to Consumers May Reduce Patient Satisfaction

by Vera Gruessner

Consumer choice, patient satisfaction, and out-of-pocket spending is becoming a more pressing issue in the new political climate caused due to a blossoming of healthcare reforms. Within this new landscape, a new coalition called Partners for...

Communication, Cost Transparency Impact Patient Engagement

by Vera Gruessner

Patient engagement is becoming a more and more relevant term in today’s changing healthcare landscape. With more consumers than ever before becoming responsible for their healthcare costs via high-deductible health plans and out-of-pocket...

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