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California plans to cut Medicaid application backlog by September, CMS told
By Virgil Dickson | July 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
California hopes to decrease its Medicaid application backlog to 350,000 potential enrollees by September from the 600,000 applications it had on hand at the end of June, the state said in a letter sent to the CMS earlier this week.
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HealthCare.gov IT contract: Any takers?
By Virgil Dickson | July 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CMS is officially kicking off its search to determine which company will serve as the technology vendor for HealthCare.gov, while saying the search does not indicate dissatisfaction with Accenture, which currently holds the contract.
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Testy hearing reveals OIG plans for future exchange monitoring
By Darius Tahir | July 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
HHS' Office of the Inspector General will focus on four major areas in its future reporting on federal and state healthcare exchange activities: payments and their accuracy; eligibility; contracting; and information security.
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Small business exchanges off to rocky start
By Paul Demko | July 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Health insurance marketplaces for small businesses have largely been a bust in their first year of operations.
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CMS to states: Clock is ticking to fix Medicaid-access tech woes
By Virgil Dickson | July 11, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CMS is quizzing six states about whether technical woes are delaying Medicaid access for their residents, and if so, when and how states plan to fix the glitches. The states involved have until Monday to respond to the query sent to them June 27.
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Small-business exchanges hope for a better 2015 after rocky start
By Paul Demko | July 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Health insurance marketplaces for small businesses have largely been a bust in their first year of operations. That's in large part because online enrollment hasn't been available for businesses in the 32 states relying on the federal HealthCare.gov website.
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Reform Update: HealthCare.gov needs to improve usability, experts agree
By Darius Tahir | July 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The original promise of the federal health insurance website HealthCare.gov was that it would be the Expedia of healthcare. Not only did that not happen because of the exchange's technical difficulties, another aspect of that promise also remained unfulfilled: usability.
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HealthCare.gov site stumps 'highly educated' millennials
By Los Angeles Times | July 08, 2014
Millennials who struggled to sign up for health insurance on HealthCare.gov have some simple advice for the Obama administration: Make the website more like Yelp or TurboTax. A study published Monday by the Annals of Internal Medicine lays out some of the specific ways that HealthCare.gov went...
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T-System appoints Davis CEO
By Bob Herman | July 08, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Technology company T-System, Dallas, has named Roger Davis president and CEO, effective immediately.
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Insurers likely to post healthy earnings for Q2
By Rachel Landen | July 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Second-quarter earnings for the major health insurers should be healthy with few surprises, despite financial pressures from fees, rate cuts and higher drug costs, and the potential risk from a new population gaining coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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