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CMS risk-adjustment payment freeze to hit high-cost insurers hardest

The Trump administration's latest shock to the Obamacare system by freezing more than $10 billion in 2017 risk-adjustment transfers has even small companies that don't benefit from the program lambast... read more

Florida's HMO Medicare Bazaar

To supplement Medicare's benefits, many seniors sign up for private "medigap" insurance policies at a monthly cost of $60 or more. Medigap policies pay Medicare deductibles and co-payments ... could b... read more

Assurant (AIZ) Q3 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

In addition, we also help to administer claims for the National Flood Insurance ... risk adjustment payments related to the 2015 Affordable Care Act policies. As of September 30, around $99 million of ... read more

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ACA Funding Frozen by Trump Administration

On July 9, 2017, the Trump Administration announced a funding freeze for the risk adjustment program ... involve tax dollars — and funds are transferred to insurers that ended up with many high-cost p... read more

Medicare Program; Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System for Federal Fiscal Year 2015

... in this final rule are available through the Internet on the CMS Web site at In this final rule, we use the ... read more

Moving towards a two-tiered health system

The real agenda is to reduce Medicare ... with its approach to private health insurance. It is supporting trials by private health insurance companies which allow those with such insurance to avoid co ... read more

Physician investors feel healthcare industry's economic pressure

Kathy Bryant, president of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, which represents some 2,800 ASC members, says single-specialty ASCs whose payment rates have declined will be the hardest hit in 2... read more

Forcing Restaurants to Pay Servers More Will Cost Everyone

Come June, servers in Washington, D.C., might be out of luck if Initiative 77—a proposal that aims to eliminate the tip credit—passes at the ballot box. Restaurant owners in the district currently pay ... read more

Mental health crisis mounts in Illinois amid budget impasse

“Emergency rooms at hospitals are hardest hit,” said Spears, “because they can’t turn anyone away. When a patient can’t get to another agency due to wait times, they often show up at the steps of a ho... read more

Should We Be OK With The PhRMA Deal With White House?

Some say that the deal with PhRMA was necessary in order to get the health insurance reform bill through ... The Eshoo amendment is one that will bring a high cost to the lives of patients like those ... read more

The end of Medicare as we know it

But over time the co-payment could unobtrusively grow bigger, and bigger, until Medicare as we know and love it would cease to exist. Of course there is a better, fairer, way: simply increase the exis... read more

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