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Hackensack, Meridian merging into megasystem in N.J., and other briefs
By Modern Healthcare | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Hackensack (N.J.) University Health Network and Meridian Health, Neptune, N.J., have signed a preliminary agreement to merge into a regional mega-system.
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Reform Update: McConnell's claims on Kentucky exchange, Obamacare baffle experts
By By Darius Tahir | October 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has made a habit of saying during his hotly contested race for re-election that repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would not necessarily mean shutting down the state's popular insurance exchange that was established under the law.
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Reform Update: More providers, insurers showing appetite for narrow networks
By By Bob Herman | October 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A new health plan collaboration in Wisconsin between a hospital system and an insurer is the latest sign that providers and insurers are betting on narrow networks even as controversy continues over whether these plans offer adequate provider access for consumers.
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CMS begins consumer outreach for open enrollment
By By Virgil Dickson | October 15, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
With roughly a month until open enrollment begins on HealthCare.gov and other insurance exchanges, the CMS has kicked off the outreach process to let people know about automatic re-enrollment for exchange plans. However, federal exchange officials say uncertainty remains about how some of the...
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Health plans put generics in tiers as prices rise
By By Virgil Dickson | October 11, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Faced with the rising costs of generic prescription drugs, health insurers increasingly are turning to tiers and preferred lists on their formularies to keep costs down.
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Narrow network including Mayo to debut on Minn. exchange
By By Bob Herman | October 11, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Health insurer Medica is rolling out a new narrow-network plan in Minnesota—an increasingly common option—with the Mayo Clinic as a central enticement to draw in potential enrollees.
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Earnings report may reveal UnitedHealth's exchange plans
By By Paul Demko | October 11, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
When UnitedHealth Group kicks off the third-quarter earnings season for insurers Thursday, reform watchers will be eager to hear more from its executives about their intentions for the 2015 Obamacare open enrollment.
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Reform Update: Publicly traded insurers take bigger role in Obamacare's second year
By By Paul Demko | October 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
An expanding marketplace is enticing publicly traded insurers to take a more aggressive approach on the federal and state health insurance exchanges for the next open-enrollment period, with UnitedHealth Group making the biggest bet.
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Florida amends WellCare's Medicaid contract
By By Bob Herman | October 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Florida's Medicaid program has altered some rates within its managed-care contract with WellCare Health Plans, which WellCare said will likely decrease its Florida program revenue by about 4%.
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Medicare premiums, deductibles won't increase in 2015
By By Paul Demko | October 09, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Premiums and deductibles for Medicare Part B beneficiaries will remain flat for a second straight year, HHS announced Wednesday. In 2015, seniors with incomes below $85,000 will pay a $104.90 monthly premium and face a deductible of $147.
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