A ‘Glitch’ in Federal Health Insurance May Soon Be Fixed
Federal rules make it hard for relatives of people with job-based coverage to qualify for financial help in buying Obamacare insurance. The Biden administration wants to change that. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ann Carrns Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Families and Family Life Personal Finances Content Type: Service HealthCare.gov Internal Revenue Service Source Type: news

Over 75 Percent of Long Covid Patients Were Not Hospitalized for Initial Illness, Study Finds
Researchers analyzed the largest database of private insurance claims in the United States in the first four months after a diagnostic code for long Covid was created. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pam Belluck Tags: your-feed-science Long Covid Chronic Condition (Health) Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Health Insurance and Managed Care Research FAIR Health Inc United States your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Loss of Pandemic Aid Stresses Hospitals That Treat the Uninsured
Hospitalizations from Covid-19 are receding, but safety-net providers are facing tremendous unmet needs from poor and uninsured patients who delayed seeking care during the pandemic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Noah Weiland Tags: Hospitals Finances Health Insurance and Managed Care Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Nashville (Tenn) American Rescue Plan (2021) Tennessee Source Type: news

Big Pharma Is Hijacking the Information Doctors Need Most
Back in 1982, when I first began my career as a family practitioner in a small town of Boston, I was confident that the care I’d provide would be as effective as the care patients receive anywhere in the world. At the time, the death rate for Americans was lower than that of comparable countries, resulting in 128,000 fewer deaths annually. Although healthcare was expensive—costing 2.3% more of our GDP than the average of 11 other wealthy countries—the rapid growth of HMOs and managed care plans promised to make our healthcare even more effective and efficient. Over the ensuing four decades, however, the o...
Source: TIME: Health - April 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Abramson Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Medicare Advantage Plans Often Deny Needed Care, Federal Report Finds
Investigators urged increased oversight of the program, saying that insurers deny tens of thousands of authorization requests annually. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reed Abelson Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Elderly Medicare Privatization Inspectors General Health and Human Services Department Source Type: news

Michael F. Neidorff, 79, Dies; His Company Was an Obamacare Stalwart
He transformed a small company into a corporation focused on providing health insurance under government programs. It now insures 25 million people. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 16, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Reed Abelson Tags: Neidorff, Michael F. (1942-2022) Deaths (Obituaries) Centene Corporation Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Medicaid Medicare Source Type: news

Medicare Officially Limits Coverage of Aduhelm to Patients in Clinical Trials
Officials cited data showing the new Alzheimer ’s drug has serious safety risks and may not help patients. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pam Belluck Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Clinical Trials Aduhelm (Drug) Medicare Alzheimer ' s Disease Health Insurance and Managed Care s Assn Biogen Inc Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Food and Drug Administration Source Type: news

Michael Neidorff, former Centene chairman and CEO who turned the company into a health care giant, dies
The executive led Centene from a $40 million company in 1996 to the nation's leading provider of managed care service, with $125 billion in revenue and a place among the Fortune 50. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 7, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Erik Siemers Source Type: news

Inside a Campaign to Get Medicare Coverage for a New Alzheimer ’s Drug
The Alzheimer ’s Association has pushed relentlessly to get broad access to Aduhelm, despite safety risks and uncertain evidence that it helps patients. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pam Belluck Tags: your-feed-science Alzheimer ' s Disease Aduhelm (Drug) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Elderly Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicare Antibodies s Assn Biogen Inc Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services United States your-feed-h Source Type: news

With a Few Jokes, Biden and Obama Revisit the ‘Good Old Days’
The visit to the White House by former President Barack Obama, one of the Democratic Party ’s most popular figures, comes at a time when President Biden could use a boost. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 5, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Katie Rogers Tags: Obama, Barack Biden, Joseph R Jr Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Executive Orders and Memorandums Law and Legislation Health Insurance and Managed Care United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) Medicaid Program; Eligibility Changes under the Affordable Care Act of 2010; 2) Children's Health Insurance Program Managed Care and Supporting Regulations; and 3) Disclosure and Recordkeeping Requirements for Grandfathered Health Plans under the Affordable Care Act. Comments are due by April 25, 2022. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - March 25, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Selling Your Practice Selling Your Practice
Changes in the business of medicine -- most significantly the growth of managed care -- have had a big impact on the way medical practices are bought and sold, according to Dr Joseph Eastern.Medscape Dermatology (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - March 18, 2022 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology Commentary Source Type: news

Health care gets attention of Florida Legislature
As Florida ’s 2022 legislative session ended this week, lawmakers passed several bills that will significantly impact the operations and finances of the state’s health care system, including a pay increase for state health care workers, reduced funding for some public hospitals, and an overhaul of the stat e’s Medicaid managed care system. The state’s budget for the coming fiscal year – which clocked in at a historic $112.1 billion – provides some notable provisions that will impact health… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 15, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Hayden R. Dempsey, Agustin G. Corbella and Liz Dudek Source Type: news