House committee members Thursday voted unanimously to move the proposed 21st Century Cures Act toward consideration by the full body. The bipartisan support reflected in House Energy and Commerce Committee members’ 51-0 vote in favor of the bill came after lawmakers hashed out an agreement on ways to offset its estimated $13 billion cost.
A recent survey finds that almost two-thirds of organizations facing the upcoming excise tax on high-cost group health plans (also known as the “Cadillac” tax) are making changes to their plans to avoid paying the additional cost. Respondents see the tax as one of the biggest remaining cost drivers […]
The projection comes as the federal marketplace announces that only a tiny share of enrollees facing penalties this year signed up for insurance during a special enrollment period. May 19 —The number of uninsured in states that have declined to expand their Medicaid programs under healthcare reform could double if the U.S. Supreme Court Strikes down federal marketplace subsidies, a new analysis concluded.
Paramedic Ryan Ramsdell pulled up to a single-story house not far from Reno’s towering hotels and casinos in a nondescript Ford Explorer. No ambulance, no flashing lights. He wasn’t there to rush 68-year-old Earl Mayes to the emergency room. His job was to keep Mayes out of the ER.
What a difference two words can make—especially if they appear in a federal statute. For 30 years a federal statute prohibited hospitals from rewarding physicians for help in cutting costs, if that help involved reducing services provided to Medicare or Medicaid patients.
Health information exchanges have been lauded as a necessary means to connect healthcare providers and seamlessly share patient health information with the ultimate goal of improved patient care and lower costs.