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CMS approves Alaska waiver aimed at stabilizing individual market

CMS approves Alaska waiver aimed at stabilizing individual market

By Virgil Dickson  |  July 11, 2017

The CMS has approved a first of its kind waiver for Alaska that will allow federal money to create a high-risk fund. It will allow the state to continue trying to entice cash-strapped insurance companies to stay on the individual market in the state and not raise premiums.

CEO Power Panel: Are your physicians ready for reform?

CEO Power Panel: Are your physicians ready for reform?

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  September 03, 2016

Anxiety is rippling through the healthcare industry as the initial reporting period for Medicare's new payment system for physicians fast approaches. Modern Healthcare's latest CEO Power Panel survey reveals leaders are bracing for uncertainties and challenges generated by MACRA.

NIH launches program to study social health disparities

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  August 24, 2016

Two new centers will study the impact of a person's surrounding environment—the family, local community, the healthcare system—on health, rather than homing in on individual factors.

One-third of ACA exchanges will lack competition in 2017

By Maria Castellucci  |  August 23, 2016

More than a third of the Affordable Care Act's exchanges will have only one participating health insurer in 2017, significantly up from 4% reported this year, according to a recent analysis.

Providence walks away from Alaska deal

By Beth Kutscher  |  May 20, 2016

Providence Health & Services, the Renton, Wash.-based system that has been expanding rapidly on the West Coast, has decided not to pursue a deal that would have added more facilities in Alaska.

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