During the 2016 open enrollment for Affordable Care Act plans, exchange shoppers generally will see premium increases, though they vary sharply by plan and by market.
Gov. Terry Branstad's effort to privatize Iowa's Medicaid program continues to move forward, though critics are raising questions about the projected cost savings, how contracts have been awarded and just how the change would impact patients.
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield will start selling health plans on Iowa's exchange during the 2016 open-enrollment period, after sitting out the first two years.
A new report says that health insurance companies discriminate against people with hepatitis B and C by charging high out-of-pocket costs for drugs, but the industry lobby has called the analysis “very one-sided” and limited in scope.
Some healthcare organizations are beginning to recognize that addressing housing issues not only meets the needs of low-income patients but helps them meet the Affordable Care Act's community benefit requirements.
A new test within the Medicare Advantage program will lower out-of-pocket costs for chronically ill patients who seek high-value services and providers.
As more insurers shift to narrow provider networks to keep premiums down, hospitals increasingly find themselves caught in the middle as patients, insurers and physicians fight over who should pick up bills for services that patients unknowingly receive from out-of-network doctors.
In January, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina launched an online site that allows the public to see how much it pays particular providers for certain services. An unexpected group pushed BCBS of North Carolina to expand its price transparency efforts—physicians.
Iowa's Department of Human Services has awarded Medicaid managed-care contracts to AmeriHealth Caritas, Anthem, UnitedHealthcare and WellCare Health Plans, a move that will funnel the state's $4.2 billion Medicaid program into the hands of private insurers.
Iowa has awarded Medicaid managed-care contracts to AmeriHealth Caritas, Anthem, UnitedHealthcare and WellCare Health Plans, a move that will funnel the state's $4.2 billion Medicaid program into the hands of private insurers.
Modern Healthcare and sister publication Advertising Age are proud to announce the finalists in the second annual Healthcare Marketing IMPACT Awards competition.
Covered California enrollees will see premiums increase 4% in 2016, exchange officials said Monday. The increase is actually slightly less than the 4.2% jump consumers experienced between 2014 and 2015.