Responding to criticisms that Epic's electronic health record systems are closed and, thus, difficult to integrate with third-party vendors, CEO Judy Faulkner, in a rare interview granted to Forbes , called such accusations "totally wrong."
Medicare Advantage enrollment might increase by as much as 50 percent in the next 10 years, according to the latest budget analysis.
America's Health Insurance Plans funded hundreds of thousands of dollars to a popular small-business trade association to help repeal the reform law's premium tax on insurers, the National Journal Daily reported.
Insurers should keep a watchful eye on their states' financial expenditures, as this may be the best indicator of whether they will enroll large amounts of new consumers shopping on the health insurance exchanges.
Despite predictions of rate shocks, most consumers in Washington state will actually see lower premiums and enhanced coverage when they buy insurance through the state's health insurance exchange.
As Pennsylvania lawmakers consider whether to expand their Medicaid program under the reform law, a top state official said even if Gov. Tom Corbett approves, it would take until at least January 2015 to negotiate and implement the expansion.
Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Michael Consedine has asked the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to leave in place the federal program for people with serious health problems, LifeHealthPro reported.
Safety-net facilities in opt-out states must find ways to offset the decision to go without federal Medicaid funding and additional insured patients who could pay their bills. For many safety nets, that could mean eliminating services for uninsured patients or hospital workers, Bloomberg reported.
The United States charged 89 people in eight cities yesterday with healthcare fraud that involved $223 million in fraudulent claims, but the U.S. Department of Justice warned budget cuts due to the sequestration may limit future anti-fraud efforts.
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