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House GOP proposal includes plan to kill 'two-midnight rule'

House GOP proposal includes plan to kill 'two-midnight rule'

House Republicans are circulating a proposal to overhaul the way Medicare pays hospitals for short stays, including a plan to eliminate the widely criticized “two-midnight rule.”

Insurers say they can't help dual-eligibles if they can't find them

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 26, 2014

Bad contact and demographic information for people dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid is complicating demonstration programs intended to coordinate and improve the quality of their care, according to insurers participating in the program.

Do employee wellness programs work? Studies say no … and yes

By Bob Herman  |  November 26, 2014

A pre-Thanksgiving clash emerged between healthcare experts who believe wellness programs sponsored by employers offer long-term savings and create a healthier workforce, and those who think such programs provide no value whatsoever.



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HHS reports 'solid' start to open enrollment

Nearly half a million people signed up for health plans through the federal exchange during the first week of the open-enrollment period, and applicants were almost evenly split between those signing up for coverage through HealthCare.gov for the first time and returning customers.

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