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39 navigators to receive grants to aid 2019 ACA enrollment

39 navigators to receive grants to aid 2019 ACA enrollment

By Susannah Luthi  |  September 12, 2018

The CMS is drastically reducing the number of navigators who will receive grants this year to assist with exchange enrollment. Under the new criteria, navigators can help people enroll in non-ACA health plans.

The CMS pushes for simpler EHR requirements for ACO physicians

The CMS pushes for simpler EHR requirements for ACO physicians

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  August 10, 2018

ACOs would have to attest every year that a certain percentage of their eligible clinicians are using EHRs that meet 2015 Edition certification requirements, a move that would more closely align requirements with those of the Quality Payment Program.

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.

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