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States prodded on health plan network adequacy rules

States prodded on health plan network adequacy rules

By Bob Herman  |  November 14, 2015

State health insurance officials and industry stakeholders are on the brink of approving model legislation to standardize the network adequacy of health plans. But the fate of that legislation hangs on the priorities of 50 very different state legislatures.

Healthcare marketers reshape ad strategies

Healthcare marketers reshape ad strategies

By Jan Greene  |  October 30, 2015

Hospitals and health systems have been spending more on advertising in recent years, with an emphasis on educating patients and engaging them in their growing role as healthcare consumers.

Data Points for Sept. 14, 2015

Data Points for Sept. 14, 2015

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 12, 2015

Data Points for the week of Sept. 14, 2015, covered the following topics: Diabetes, EHRs, preterm infants, hospital bonds, risk for stroke and ACA coverage

With Nevada co-op closing, are more to come?

By Bob Herman  |  August 27, 2015

Nevada Health CO-OP is shutting down by Jan. 1, the not-for-profit health plan announced Wednesday. It is now the third co-op to fold, and data suggest it's possible other co-ops may follow suit.

Hospitals still under stress despite recovering economy

By Beth Kutscher  |  August 22, 2015

Healthcare providers have gotten some balance sheet relief, thanks to a greater number of paying patients over the past couple of years. But bankruptcy filings suggest the industry has recovered more slowly than the improving economy would indicate.

More states may turn exchange duties over to the feds

By Virgil Dickson  |  June 27, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold premium subsidies through the federal exchange could spell the end of states establishing their own Affordable Care Act marketplaces. It could even prompt more states to turn over control of their exchanges to the federal government.

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