In a move toward continued transparency, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released updated data for the Medicare program that allows for comparisons of physicians.
Data from the first three years of Affordable Care Act marketplace plans will provide insurers a clearer picture of healthcare costs, allowing for more accurate premium pricing for 2017 that could offer sustainability within the marketplace, according to a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
It may seem counterintuitive, but the best-paid doctors in the country aren't necessarily the ones pulling in the highest salary, according to an article in The Atlantic.
Cigna reported Friday that its adjusted income from operations was up 18 percent year-over-year--thanks in part to revenue growth and favorable medical and operating costs in the company's global healthcare segment. Its overall earnings for the quarter totaled $519 million, or $2 per share, down from the $533 million, or $2.04 a share, a year earlier.
Increasing Medicare's eligibility age from 65 to 67 would lead to a 30 percent spike in healthcare spending across the country thanks to wide price discrepancies between Medicare and private insurers, according to a new study published in Health Affairs.
Humana may become the latest major health insurer to pull out of some Affordable Care Act marketplaces, as it seeks to curtail losses on its individual market policies.
By regulating the selection and structure marketplace plans, California's healthcare exchange managed to keep premiums low, even in areas with fewer insurers, according to a study published in Health Affairs.
Executives from major for-profit hospital chain Tenet Healthcare Corp. said this week that they aren't worried about UnitedHealth's decision to exit most Affordable Care Act exchanges in 2017, Reuters reports
Health insurers are concerned about evidence that Affordable Care Act exchange customers may be lying about their smoking status to avoid paying a surcharge on their monthly premiums, according to an article from Kaiser Health News.
Absent a radical change in the way the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services measure care quality, small practices will bear the brunt of the proposed rule for the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), according to an interview in Physicians Practice.