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Insurers, hospitals warn short-term plans aren't the answer

Insurers, hospitals warn short-term plans aren't the answer

By Shelby Livingston  |  April 23, 2018

Health insurance and hospital associations urged HHS to spike the proposed rule to expand access to short-term health insurance, warning it would lead to higher premiums for Affordable Care Act-compliant plans and more uncompensated care delivered at hospitals.

Trump administration proposes rule to expand association health plans

Trump administration proposes rule to expand association health plans

By Shelby Livingston  |  January 04, 2018

The rule is part of the Trump administration's objective to encourage competition in the health insurance markets and lower the cost of coverage. But experts say expanding access to association health plans could weaken the individual health insurance market.

Quality Payment Program year 2 begins

Quality Payment Program year 2 begins

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  December 30, 2017

The clock is officially ticking for clinicians hoping to earn a bonus under the Quality Payment Program in 2018. The program will reward clinicians who make the leap to a 2015-certified electronic health record system.

Providers urge delay of home health rule

Providers urge delay of home health rule

By Virgil Dickson  |  May 27, 2017

Providers are hoping CMS will move forward with its proposed six-month delay for home health agencies to implement a final rule aimed at improving their operations and patient care.

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