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The American Health Care Act passed the House of Representatives by 217-213 on May 4.
CMS published a final rule intended to help improve the risk pool and stabilize the Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges for 2018. Under the final rule, the 2018 open enrollment period for the individual market is shortened from three months to six-weeks.
CMS has issued the final market stabilization rule for insurers in the Affordable Care Act market that includes a shortening the open enrollment period for 2018.
Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index poll shows uninsured rate increased to 11.3% in the first quarter of 2017 from a record low of 10.9% in the last half of 2016.
A new study has found that Medicaid expansion led to an 11.7% increase in overall spending on Medicaid, which was accompanied by a 12.2% increase in spending from federal funds. No significant increases were observed regarding spending from state funds from the expansion, nor any significant reductions in spending on education or other programs.
United Healthcare reported first-quarter revenues of $48.7 billion – a 9.4% year-over-year increase from last year. The insurer says that due to 3% insurance tax in Affordable Care Act, plan premiums will likely rise in 2018.
CMS has granted the Pennsylvania Department of Health $10 million in startup funds to set up its new alternative payment model for Medicare in rural hospitals. The model will be tested over seven years, four of which will be partially funded by CMS.
The Florida House opted to back away from a wide-ranging Medicaid bill proposal that sought to require Medicaid beneficiaries to pay monthly premiums.
Florida’s House and Senate budget proposal recommends cuts to the state’s share of Medicaid by $238.6 million drafts. Under the proposed budget, Florida hospitals would see a 7% decrease in the Medicaid reimbursement rate, as well as a decrease in federal matching funds.
Two separate studies investigated why consumers respond to high-deductible plans by using less healthcare services, which in turn leads to a decrease in doctor visits and clinical laboratory test orders.
The long-anticipated legislation to repeal and replace the ACA’s core features was unveiled on March 6.
An ACA provision mandating providers to revalidate or recertify their Medicaid reimbursement eligibility has resulted in an estimated 65,000 providers dropped from the program.
Vermont has entered into a one year agreement with OneCare to launch an ACO pilot program serving 30,000 Medicaid beneficiaries.
Humana has announced its plans to cease sales of individual health insurance plans through the ACA’s exchanges by 2018, potentially leaving more than 150,000 customers without a carrier.
New research published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology shows patients face misinformation from insurers when seeking ACA-mandated coverage.
A new study reveals insurers with the largest share of local markets can negotiate lower prices for physician office visits.
According to a new CDC report, the nation’s uninsured rate plunged last year, marking the lowest rate on record to date.
For the first time since its induction, enrollment numbers in the ACA have gone down.
CMS issued an insurance standards bulletin granting another extension to non-ACA-compliant health plans to allow insurers and consumers to extend for an additional year.
CMS recently announced its new proposed rule aimed at stabilizing ACA markets and encourage more insurers to stay on the exchanges through promoting more coverage options, and improving the risk pool for insurers.