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Insurers worry ACA loophole could lead to unpaid premiums, bad debt

Thanks to a loophole in the Affordable Care Act regulations, insurers worry customers who purchased plans on the federal marketplace could evade paying their December premiums, reports Vox.

Why disruptive docs may not be so bad after all

Has the patient satisfaction movement gone too far? Maybe so, according to  Becker's Hospital Review,  which calls into question the zerio tolerance approach to disruptive doctors, who may actually be better physicians than their counterparts with good bedside manners.  

Consumers continue to flock to HealthCare.gov

Open enrollment has come and gone but new federal data, obtained by ProPublica, shows the federal exchange saw roughly 1 million insurance transactions since mid-April.

4 pillars for physician engagement

As shifts in healthcare bring a more intent focus on team-based care and coordination, hospitals can boost  physician engagement  using a framework inspired by the "father of modern sociology," Max Weber, according to an  article  in  Harvard Business Review.

5 actions that make CEOs' blood boil

There are a few things almost all CEOs really, really hate, according to  Forbes  contributor Stephen J. Meyer, CEO of the Rapid Learning Institute.  To prove it, he conducted a  su rvey  of executives and share the results in his latest opinion piece, hoping to enlighten colleagues and employees about behaviors that drive their leaders crazy.

Cut prescription drug prices to achieve Medicare savings

Given the recent surge in pricey prescription drugs, lawmakers are calling for Medicare to offer rebates and negotiate prices to reap significant savings, according to a report released Wednesday by advocacy groups the Medicare Rights Center and Social Security Works.

California nurses' union braces for contract battle with Kaiser Permanente

A California nurses' union will begin bargaining negotiations next week with Kaiser Permanente, the eighth largest health system in the country, on a new four-year contract for nurses at its Northern California hospitals,  Kaiser Health News  reports.

Subsidy rulings mean more enrollment work for insurers

Given the opposing opinions coming out of two separate court rulings regarding Affordable Care Act subsidies, there's bound to be confusion among consumers interested in signing up for coverage during the next enrollment period.

How payers can eliminate consequences of provider consolidation

Although insurers and industry organizations often assert that provider consolidation leads to higher prices, some experts believe the impact is relatively neutral, reported  Insurance News Net.

Fitch: Hospitals in Medicaid expansion-resistant states feel pinch

Hospitals in the two dozen states that did not expand Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act are beginning to feel the financial fallout of that decision, according to a new report from Fitch Ratings.