One Sentence in Biden Stimulus Plan Reveals His Health Care Approach
An increase in subsidies could drive millions to enroll in Obamacare marketplaces, experts say. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - January 16, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care United States Politics and Government Biden, Joseph R Jr Law and Legislation Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Federal Aid (US) Source Type: news

With New Majority, Here ’s What Democrats Can (and Can’t) Do on Health Care
Senate control opens up new possibilities, but the party will still need to contend with arcane rules and the challenges of a narrow majority. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - January 7, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff and Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Law and Legislation Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicare Medicaid United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

Kaiser Permanente chief health officer tapped as Biden vaccinations coordinator
Bechara Choucair, the chief health officer for Oakland-based managed care organization Kaiser Permanente, has been named as the vaccinations coordinator for the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden. In that role Choucair will be responsible for coordinating the timely, safe and equitable delivery of the Covid-19 vaccine, in particular, coordinating with federal agencies and state and local governments. The job is a full-time White House position that will report to Jeff Zients,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

Kaiser Permanente chief health officer tapped as Biden vaccinations coordinator
Bechara Choucair, the chief health officer for Oakland-based managed care organization Kaiser Permanente, has been named as the vaccinations coordinator for the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden. In that role Choucair will be responsible for coordinating the timely, safe and equitable delivery of the Covid-19 vaccine, in particular, coordinating with federal agencies and state and local governments. The job is a full-time White House position that will report to Jeff Zients,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 30, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

Obamacare, in Its First Big Test as Safety Net, Is Holding Up So Far
Job losses and the loss of insurance have typically gone hand in hand. This year, more Americans are staying covered. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - December 29, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Margot Sanger-Katz, Sarah Kliff and Quoctrung Bui Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Recession and Depression Layoffs and Job Reductions Medicaid Source Type: news

Why Ambulances Are Exempt From the Surprise-Billing Ban
The welter of providers, layers of state and local regulation, and lack of information about costs made lawmakers hesitant to take up the issue. But that may change. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - December 22, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff and Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Ambulances Law and Legislation Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Health Insurance and Managed Care Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Source Type: news

Surprise Medical Bills Cost Americans Millions. Congress Finally Banned Most of Them.
Efforts to solve the common consumer problem had been stalled by lobbying pressure and legislative squabbles. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - December 22, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff and Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Law and Legislation Emergency Medical Treatment Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Health Insurance and Managed Care House of Representatives Senate United States Politics and Government Consumer Protection Hospitals Source Type: news

Surprise Medical Bills Cost Americans Millions. Congress Is Finally Set to Ban Most of Them.
Efforts to solve the common consumer problem had been stalled by lobbying pressure and legislative squabbles. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - December 21, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff and Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Law and Legislation Emergency Medical Treatment Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Health Insurance and Managed Care House of Representatives Senate Source Type: news

CMS: Medicaid Program; Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Reducing Provider and Patient Burden by Improving Prior Authorization Processes, and Promoting Patients' Electronic Access to Health Information for Medicaid Managed Care Plans, State Medicaid Agencies, CHIP Agencies and CHIP Managed Care Entities, and Issuers of Qualified Health Plans on the Federally-facilitated Exchanges; Health Information Technology Standards and Implementation Specifications
Notice of proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that would place new requirements on state Medicaid and CHIP fee-for-service (FFS) programs, Medicaid managed care plans, CHIP managed care entities, and Qualified Health Plan (QHP) issuers on the Federally-facilitated Exchanges (FFEs) to improve the electronic exchange of health care data and streamline processes related to prior authorization. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is also proposing the adoption of certain specified implementation guides (IGs) needed to support the proposed Applicatio...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - December 18, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

The Vaccines Are Supposed to Be Free. Surprise Bills Could Happen Anyway.
“It is the American health care system, so there are bound to be loopholes.” (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - December 17, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (2020) Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Source Type: news

CMS Proposes Rule to Streamline Prior Authorization CMS Proposes Rule to Streamline Prior Authorization
The approach, which is based on application programming interfaces, would initially apply only to Medicaid managed care plans and plans on the federally facilitated insurance exchange.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

This Is the Health System That Biden Inherits From Trump
With medical spending down for the first time in decades, gains in care for the poor and vulnerable are under threat. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - December 16, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff Tags: Hospitals Preventive Medicine Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Biden, Joseph R Jr Trump, Donald J Health Insurance and Managed Care Income Inequality Finances Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicaid Program: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Reducing Provider and Patient Burden by Improving Prior Authorization Processes, and Promoting Patients' Electronic Access to Health Information for Medicaid Managed Care Plans, State Medicaid Agencies, CHIP Agencies and CHIP Managed Care Entities, and Issuers of Qualified Health Plans on the Federally-facilitated Exchanges; Health Information Technology Standards and Implementation Specifications
Pre-publication notice of proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that would place new requirements on state Medicaid and CHIP fee-for-service (FFS) programs, Medicaid managed care plans, CHIP managed care entities, and Qualified Health Plan (QHP) issuers on the Federally-facilitated Exchanges (FFEs) to improve the electronic exchange of health care data and streamline processes related to prior authorization. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is also proposing the adoption of certain specified implementation guides (IGs) needed to support the pro...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - December 15, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

It ’s Not Just You: Picking a Health Insurance Plan Is Really Hard
Most Americans make poor choices. So do most professional insurance brokers, a new study finds. But robots may help. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - December 11, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicare Consumer Behavior Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Research Source Type: news

Becerra Supports ‘Medicare for All,’ and Could Help States Get There
Waivers can expand health care offerings without need for congressional approval, but the challenge will be how to pay for them. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - December 10, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff Tags: States (US) Health Insurance and Managed Care Becerra, Xavier Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Medicare Medicaid Biden, Joseph R Jr Source Type: news

Covid Testing: What You Need to Know
Long lines, slow results and inconsistent advice have left many of us confused about when and how to get tested. We talked to the experts to answer your questions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Parker-Pope, Katherine J. Wu and Cathryn Virginia Tags: Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Tests (Medical) Content Type: Service Masks Laboratories and Scientific Equipment Medicine and Health Health Insurance and Managed Care Protective Clothing and Gear Smell (Olfaction) Source Type: news

Teledermatology triage system cost saving in US managed-care setting
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - December 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

How US Hospitals Are Stretched Way Too Thin Due to Covid-19
As the coronavirus pandemic surges across the country, hospitals are facing a crisis-level shortage of beds and staff to provide adequate care for patients. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reed Abelson Tags: Shortages Hospitals Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Nursing and Nurses Workplace Hazards and Violations Rural Areas Disease Rates Protective Clothing and Gear Health Insurance and Managed Care your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Biden ’s Plan for Seniors Is Not Just a Plan for Seniors
The incoming administration aims to tackle child care, elder care, preschool and more in one ambitious aid program. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - November 28, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Paula Span Tags: your-feed-science Domestic Service Long-Term Care Insurance Home Health Care Health Insurance and Managed Care Nursing Homes Elderly Family Leaves Child Care your-feed-healthcare National Alliance for Caregiving National Domestic Wor Source Type: news

Children in U.S. May Miss 9 Million Vaccine Doses in 2020, Report Warns
The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association said vaccinations for measles, polio and other highly contagious diseases had fallen by as much as 26 percent during the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Neil Vigdor Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Disease Rates Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Children and Childhood Measles Vaccination and Immunization Whooping Cough Poliomyelitis Blue Cross and Blue Shield Assn Source Type: news

Mantra Health tackles college mental healthcare with'closed-loop' virtual care
Backed by an unannounced $3.2 million seed funding round from 2019, the virtual mental healthcare startup  has announced three new partner schools and the official launch of its integrated  " Managed Care Program " offering. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 17, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Forsyth County begins process to end relationship with Cardinal Innovations Healthcare
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted on Thursday to authorize the county manager to begin the process of disengagement from Cardinal Innovations Healthcare. Cardinal, based in Charlotte, is the county’s Local Management Entity/Managed Care Organization, providing behavioral health, substance abuse, and intellectual/developmental delay services. Forsyth County requested an action plan from Cardinal to address issues residents have been experiencing with its services for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 13, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Daniel Finnegan Source Type: news

People Are Choosing Kidney Dialysis at H
A new Medicare program aims to increase the proportion of patients using home dialysis and receiving transplants. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paula Span Tags: Kidneys Transplants Dialysis Elderly Medicare Health Insurance and Managed Care Chapel Hill (NC) your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Medicare's Choices Have Grown, but Many Americans Don't Review Options
A new study shows that more than half of enrollees don ’t review or compare their coverage options annually. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mark Miller Tags: Medicare Health Insurance and Managed Care Elderly Content Type: Service Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Retirement Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Kaiser Family Foundation United States Source Type: news

CMS: Medicaid Program: Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program Managed Care
Notice of a final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) revising the Medicaid and CHIP managed care regulations to ensure that the regulatory framework is efficient and feasible for states to implement in a cost-effective manner and ensure that states can implement and operate Medicaid and CHIP managed care programs without undue administrative burdens. This final rule is effective December 14, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 13, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

HomeCare & Hospice looking for first new CEO in 35 years, plus other C-level openings
A Cattaraugus County hospice agency is readying for its first leadership transition in 35 years. Carol Mahoney has announced her retirement next spring, leaving CEO posts at both HomeCare& Hospice as well as Total Senior Care, a managed care organization PACE program serving older adults. Based in Olean, the two programs serve people in multiple counties with offices in Arcade, Batavia, Little Valley and Wellsville as well as senior care locations in Olean and Gowanda. Mahoney joined the hospice… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Now ’s the Time to Sign Up for Health Insurance. Here’s How.
It ’s open enrollment season for the Affordable Care Act. Anyone who needs insurance for next year can pick a plan now. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - November 11, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Content Type: Service Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) HealthCare.gov Source Type: news

These Towns Trusted a Doctor to Set Up Covid Testing. Sample Patient Fee: $1,944.
Patients say a Connecticut physician took advantage of the pandemic with “super Covid tests” and $480 follow-up phone calls. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - November 11, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff Tags: Tests (Medical) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Murphy, Steven (1976- ) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Health Insurance and Managed Care Doctors Bedford (NY) Connecticut Source Type: news

$1,944 for a Coronavirus Test? How Readers Helped Us Spot an Unusual Trend
After patients sent us copies of their medical bills, I noticed a pattern that called for a closer look. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Kliff Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Covid-19 Threatens People With Intellectual and Developmental Challenges
People with these disorders are three times more likely to die of Covid-19, compared with patients without the conditions, a new analysis found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: your-feed-science Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Intellectual Disabilities Health Insurance and Managed Care FAIR Health Inc United States Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicaid Program: Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program Managed Care
Pre-publication notice of a final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) revising the Medicaid and CHIP managed care regulations to ensure that the regulatory framework is efficient and feasible for states to implement in a cost-effective manner and ensure that states can implement and operate Medicaid and CHIP managed care programs without undue administrative burdens. This final rule is effective 30 days after the official publication of this notice, which is scheduled for November 13, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 10, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Shopping For Health Insurance
If you ’re shopping for health insurance this fall for coverage starting Jan. 1, start early and set aside a full day to learn about your options. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - November 8, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Joseph Burns Tags: Quarantine (Life and Culture) Health Insurance and Managed Care Unemployment Finances Medicaid Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Medicare Federal-State Relations (US) Labor and Jobs Federal Taxes (US) Coronavirus (2019- Source Type: news

Mecklenburg, other local counties want to cut ties with Cardinal Innovations. Here's why.
Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions, a local managed-care organization for mental and behavioral health, is once again embroiled in conflict. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 6, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

Mecklenburg, other local counties want to cut ties with Cardinal Innovations. Here's why.
Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions, a local managed-care organization for mental and behavioral health, is once again embroiled in conflict. Three local counties have decided to break ties with the organization, citing poor service and a lack of resources. Other counties are also considering their options. On Wednesday, Mecklenburg County commissioners voted to authorize county manager Dena Diorio to start the disengagement process fr om Cardinal. That months-long process involves a written… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 6, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

A New Item on Your Medical Bill: The ‘Covid’ Fee
A surprise charge that can take advantage of vulnerable people and possibly violate consumer protection laws. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - November 5, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff and Jessica Silver-Greenberg Tags: Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Protective Clothing and Gear Health Insurance and Managed Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Teeth and Dentistry Source Type: news

A Chance to Expand Medicaid Rallies Democrats in North Carolina
The legislature in this battleground state could flip to Democratic control, a prospect that is bringing out lower-income voters who stayed home in 2016. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - October 27, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Abby Goodnough Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Presidential Election of 2020 North Carolina States (US) Voting and Voters Politics and Government Elections, State Legislature Medicaid Source Type: news

UnitedHealth Ships Flu Kits to Medicare Recipients
Under MedAdvantage plans, the major insurer is sending packages including Tamiflu and coronavirus tests to those considered especially vulnerable to Covid and the flu. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emma Goldberg Tags: Tamiflu (Drug) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Telemedicine Health Insurance and Managed Care Influenza Elderly Medicare Medicare Advantage UnitedHealth Group Inc your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Clinical Lab 2.0 Workshop to Gather Healthcare Stakeholders for a Discussion of COVID-19 and How Medical Laboratories Can Add More Value
Discussion of COVID-19 and How Medical Laboratories Can Add More Value first appeared on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 21, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: International Laboratory News Laboratory Hiring & Human Resources Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Sales and Marketing Laboratory Testing Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Source Type: news

N.Y. Accuses Religious Health Cost-Sharing Group of Misleading Consumers
Regulators say a major group is misrepresenting cost-sharing plans, saddling people with unpaid medical bills. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reed Abelson Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Aliera Companies Inc Trinity Healthshare Inc Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

With new joint venture, CareSource eyes bid for Oklahoma's Medicaid program
It's a big move for Ohio's largest Medicaid managed care organization — one that could expand the Dayton-based company's footprint into a sixth state. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 20, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleges Massive Fraud in Cigna Medicare Advantage Plans
A former officer of a Cigna contractor claims the insurer hatched a scheme to submit invalid diagnostic codes and filed the now-unsealed qui tam action in 2017 In a case that could provide a cautionary tale for clinical laboratories, a federal whistleblower lawsuit alleges that Cigna, through its HealthSpring subsidiary, “received billions in overpayments from […] The post Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleges Massive Fraud in Cigna Medicare Advantage Plans first appeared on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 16, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Hiring & Human Resources Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Pay Source Type: news

A $52,112 Air Ambulance Ride: Coronavirus Patients Battle Surprise Bills
Congress was close to a solution before getting hit with millions of dollars of ads from private-equity firms. Then the pandemic struck. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - October 14, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Ambulances Air Methods Corp Law and Legislation Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Source Type: news

Even as the Economy Grew, More Children Lost Health Insurance
A new analysis shows that coverage levels fell for a third straight year. And that was before the pandemic struck. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - October 9, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Margot Sanger-Katz and Abby Goodnough Tags: State Children ' s Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) Medicaid Children and Childhood Immigration and Emigration Health Insurance and Managed Care Hispanic-Americans Source Type: news

Workers With Health Insurance Face Rising Out-of-Pocket Costs
A new survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows annual premiums for a family now top $21,000, and deductibles have more than doubled since 2010. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reed Abelson Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Labor and Jobs Kaiser Family Foundation your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

EXCLUSIVE: Judge halts Kentucky Medicaid measures after Anthem protest
A judge has placed a temporary restraining order on the state of Kentucky to consider a lawsuit related to the awarding of $8 million in Medicaid contracts. The suit could eliminate one of the companies that received a Medicaid contract, Molina Healthcare of Kentucky, further jeopardizing a key project in West Louisville. Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd granted Anthem Kentucky Managed Care Plan Inc.’s motion for the order. Anthem fi led the lawsuit at the beginning of September… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

EXCLUSIVE: Judge halts Kentucky Medicaid measures after Anthem protest
A judge has placed a temporary restraining order on the state of Kentucky to consider a lawsuit related to the awarding of $8 million in Medicaid contracts. The suit could eliminate one of the companies that received a Medicaid contract, Molina Healthcare of Kentucky, further jeopardizing a key project in West Louisville. Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd granted Anthem Kentucky Managed Care Plan Inc.’s motion for the order. Anthem fi led the lawsuit at the beginning of September… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 7, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

How Much Would Trump ’s Coronavirus Treatment Cost Most Americans?
Even for those with insurance, surprise bills for things not covered can add up fast. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - October 7, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Trump, Donald J Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) White House Coronavirus Outbreak (2020) Source Type: news

Kamala Harris and the Push to Cut Hospital Bills in California
She took on the drug and hospital industry as California attorney general, seeking consumer relief from anti-competitive pricing. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reed Abelson Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Presidential Election of 2020 United States Politics and Government Hospitals Consumer Protection Attorneys General Democratic Party Health Affairs (Journal) Sutter Health Harris, Kamala D your-feed-he Source Type: news

Kamala Harris and the Push to Cut Hosptal Bills in California
She took on the drug and hospital industry as California attorney general, seeking consumer relief from anti-competitive pricing. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reed Abelson Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Presidential Election of 2020 United States Politics and Government Hospitals Consumer Protection Attorneys General Democratic Party Health Affairs (Journal) Sutter Health Harris, Kamala D your-feed-he Source Type: news

Some Insurers Stop Waiving Fees or Deductibles for Telemedicine
The coronavirus outbreaks had prompted the nation ’s largest insurers to stop charging co-pays or requiring deductibles for virtual visits, but some consumers will now have to pay those fees again. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reed Abelson Tags: Telemedicine Health Insurance and Managed Care Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Emergency Medical Treatment Hospitals Medicare Anthem Inc UnitedHealth Group Inc your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news