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Medical liability carriers feel effects of reform sea change
By Andis Robeznieks and Michael Sandler | September 20, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The nation's largest medical liability carriers are selling less insurance and collecting less premium revenue because of provider consolidation, more self-insurance, a highly competitive market and a decline in claims frequency, experts say.
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Medicaid cost-sharing seen as deterring enrollment
By Virgil Dickson | September 20, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Eager to get Republican-led states to expand Medicaid, the Obama administration seems increasingly willing to allow them to impose new premiums and cost-sharing on very low-income adults.
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Legislation requires hospice inspection every three years, and other briefs
By Modern Healthcare | September 20, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Legislation that requires hospice facilities to be inspected at least every three years cleared the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate last week.
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Data Center
25 largest professional liability carriers
September 20, 2014
A list of the nation's 25 largest professional liability carriers, ranked by direct premiums written for medical professional liability in the U.S. in 2013. Source: A.M. Best Co. Published Sept. 22, 2014, p. 30.
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IRS finalizes rule limiting insurers' tax deductions for employee pay
By Virgil Dickson | September 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Internal Revenue Service is issuing final regulations regarding a somewhat obscure provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that imposes a $500,000 limit on the tax deductibility of health insurers' employee pay.
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Medical-liability carriers see 2013 premium income drop as providers consolidate
By Andis Robeznieks and Michael Sandler | September 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The nation's largest medical-liability carriers are selling less insurance, and collecting less premium income, thanks to consolidation among healthcare providers, more self-insurance, a highly competitive market and a decline in claims frequency, experts said.
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Geisinger's insurance business booms but expenses outpace revenue
By Beth Kutscher | September 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Geisinger Health System reported a lower operating margin for fiscal 2014, 3.4% compared to 4.9% last year, after a sharp rise in its expenses.
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Vital Signs
Why one congressman wants to scrap Medicare's hospital appeals deal
By Bob Herman | September 19, 2014
The CMS has been pretty quiet about its Medicare appeals settlement for hospitals, and now a congressman wants the agency to retract the offer altogether.
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Many new Medicaid enrollees in the dark about benefits, MACPAC hears
By Virgil Dickson | September 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Newly enrolled Medicaid beneficiaries are receiving little to no guidance from states or managed-care plans regarding the scope of services they're eligible to receive, according to focus group findings prepared for Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission.
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Reform Update: Exit of PreferredOne from MNsure raises practical and political questions
By Paul Demko | September 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
PreferredOne was one of the biggest surprises of Obamacare's first open-enrollment period. The plan captured 59% of enrollments through Minnesota's exchange. But on Tuesday, PreferredOne delivered a new surprise: It's pulling out of the MNsure marketplace.
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