Why Annual Medicare Coverage Reviews Benefit Clients Annual reviews can ensure clients who are Medicare beneficiaries have the coverage they need.Â During the Medicare Open Enrollment period, which starts Oct. 15, clients can select different prescription drug coverage, move to a Medicare Advantage plan, or make other changes to their coverage.Â PFP/PFS Section members can access over 100 ready-to-go, clien ...Read more ›
A Growing Willingness to Adopt a Largely Untested Payment Model Amid Increased Pressure to Curb Spending Melanie Evans at Modern Physician reports thatÂ two large Texas health systems with Medicare accountable care contracts are among the latest to enter into commercial ACOs in deals that suggest a growing willingness to adopt the largely untested payment model amid increasing pressure on providers and payer ...Read more ›
“Health Scare for Small Businesses” â€” WSJ Law Blog â€” Growing Trend â€” Stories in NYT, Economist, WaPo, CNN, Forbes, US News & World Report, The Hill, & More.
Ahead of the new health-care law, small firms worry about crossing the crucial 50-person threshold â€”Â and about rising premium ratesÂ Emily Maltby at the WSJ Law blog reports on increasing concerns about the forthcoming healthcare laws among small business owners. Â This seems to be a prominent issue and concern among small business owners, and has been noted in most every major media outletÂ in recent weeks, ...Read more ›
2013 California Filings: Â Aetna: 22 percent. Â Anthem Blue Cross: 26 percent. Â Blue Shield of California: 20 percent. Reed Abelson at the New York Times reported last week that health insuranceÂ companies across the country are seeking and winning double-digit increases in premiums for some customers, even though one of the biggest objectives of the Obama administrationâ€™sÂ health care lawÂ was to stem the rapi ...Read more ›
Americans with employer-sponsored insurance had fewer hospital stays and visited outpatient clinics less frequently from 2009 to 2010, but prices for inpatient and outpatient care rose by about 10% or more, according to a Health Care Cost Institute analysis of more than 3 billion claims for medical care. The average price of generic drugs fell over the same period, but prices for brand-name drugs rose, the ...Read more ›