Tag: Health Insurance Plans

AHIP warns proposed ACA exchange rule could threaten market’s growing stability

AHIP, the top lobbying organization for commercial insurers, is warning the feds that provisions in its proposed rule governing the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges for 2023 could “undermine” the growing stability there. For instance, the group says in comments (PDF) submitted late Thursday that potential changes to requirements for essential health benefits would limit the […]
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Medicare Advantage, consolidation drove healthcare insurer trends in 2021

COVID-19 continued to affect the industry, which has plowed forward with expanded offerings, digital transformation and other bold moves. It was difficult to predict trend lines for the payer and health insurance industry in 2021, largely because of persistent uncertainties due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Consumer behavior has become more unpredictable, care models and offerings […]
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Emergency physicians call United healthcare’s ED denial Policy ‘Dangerous’

The American College of Emergency Physicians said that it “firmly believes that the new policy is in direct violation of the federal Prudent Layperson Standard.” Calling it a “dangerous decision” and a “scare tactic,” the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is condemning UnitedHealthcare’s recent announcement to retroactively deny emergency care claims. “ACEP firmly believes […]
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Trump Demands Transparency on Healthcare Costs: 7 Things To Know

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that aims to lower healthcare costs by improving price transparency. Seven Things To Know: The order, signed June 24 at the White House, directs HHS to develop rules requiring hospitals to publish prices “that reflect what people actually pay for services in a way that’s clear, straightforward and accessible […]
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Insurers, Providers Spar Over Solution to Surprise Medical Bills

America’s Health Insurance Plans called on Congress to set a fixed reimbursement rate based on what insurers pay in a region. Providers are pushing back against an insurer proposal for legislation to set reimbursement rates to avoid surprise medical bills. In a letter to Senate and House leaders this week, America’s Health Insurance Plans and 16 other […]
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