Policy and Legislation

ACA enrollment 500,000 fewer than last year
Dec 28, 2017 | Susan Morse
The open enrollment period that ended Dec. 15 was more than a month shorter than last year's closing date.
Vermont health information exchange
Dec 28, 2017 | Bernie Monegain
Consultants found HIE is not meeting state needs and patients lack confidence so they are working on an improvement plan.
Dec 27, 2017 | Susan Morse
For 2019, CMS will blend 25 percent of encounter data into risk scores for MA payment.
Dec 27, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse
More than 20 states enacted laws in 2017 to equip nurses with full practice authority.
Medicare Shared Savings program
Dec 27, 2017 | Susan Morse
Some ACOs say integrated systems and EHRs are necessary, while others put emphasis on physician…
Payers focus on digital tools for member engagement
Dec 26, 2017 | Jonah Comstock
Q4 saw some big moves from CMS with partnerships to enhance employee wellness programs.
Moody’s: Tax law will sting nonprofit hospitals
Dec 21, 2017 | Susan Morse
Health insurers benefit from lower corporate taxes but repealing the individual mandate will spike uncompensated care costs and stick…
Legislation on reinsurance, cost-sharing payments stalled until January
Dec 21, 2017 | Susan Morse
The Republican Senator voted for tax reform on assurances that legislation to stabilize individual…
Dec 19, 2017 | Susan Morse
Tax reform bill eliminates Affordable Care Act mandate; opponents fear cuts to…
Dec 19, 2017 | Mike Miliard
HHS Office for Civil Rights offers a new perspective on the privacy law as it relates to mental health and…