What’s New in Health Care Reform

What’s New in Health Care Reform provides an overview of the past week’s news, updates, and commentary in health care reform and utilization management. Top highlights this week include: Medicaid plans succeed in Obamacare, most individual insurance customers bought through exchanges, GOP unveils Obamacare replacement bill, Zika preparations, and telehealth used for mental health care.

By Andy Tofilon • May 25, 2016

What’s New in Health Care Reform provides an overview of the past week’s news, updates, and commentary in health care reform and utilization management. Top highlights this week include: Obamacare insurers’ losses grew in 2015, insurers dive into ACA’s exchanges as big names exit, Obamacare wellness program rules, insurance options dwindle in some rural regions, and uninsured rate hits record low under Obamacare.

By Andy Tofilon • May 18, 2016

What’s New in Health Care Reform provides an overview of the past week’s news, updates, and commentary in health care reform and utilization management. Top highlights this week include: Insurance premium increases, commercial health care spending grew faster in 2015, Medicare plan for costly drugs, higher Obamacare rates expected for next year, and contest to design new medical bill.

By Andy Tofilon • May 11, 2016

What’s New in Health Care Reform provides an overview of the past week’s news, updates, and commentary in health care reform and utilization management. Top highlights this week include: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services looks to simplify insurance shopping, high drug costs, new proposal ties Medicare payments to quality of care, variation of commercial health care prices, and geographic restrictions for telehealth adoption.

By Andy Tofilon • May 4, 2016

What’s New in Health Care Reform provides an overview of the past week’s news, updates, and commentary in health care reform and utilization management. Top highlights this week include: UnitedHealthcare’s departure from marketplaces, new rules for Medicaid plans, Obamacare premiums expected to rise sharply, more exchange plans offer patients easier access to some expensive drugs, and Obamacare reducing people’s medical debt.

By Andy Tofilon • April 27, 2016

What’s New in Health Care Reform provides an overview of the past week’s news, updates, and commentary in health care reform and utilization management. Top highlights this week include: New Medicare payment program, Obamacare’s risk adjustment model, Obamacare to launch new payment scheme, people may be warming up to health reform, and prescription drug spending hits record high.

By Andy Tofilon • April 20, 2016

What’s New in Health Care Reform provides an overview of the past week’s news, updates, and commentary in health care reform and utilization management. Top highlights this week include: Final Medicare Advantage rate policies, prices and health care quality, sales of short-term health policies surge, American Hospital Association-backed antitrust bill, and seniors often lack access to health care.

By Andy Tofilon • April 13, 2016

What’s New in Health Care Reform provides an overview of the past week’s news, updates, and commentary in health care reform and utilization management. Top highlights this week include: Sicker patients at a disadvantage with Medicare Advantage, Affordable Care Act has not uprooted employer coverage, IRS could help find many uninsured people, insurers dictate what plans people buy, and many of current uninsured won’t gain coverage.

By Andy Tofilon • April 6, 2016

What’s New in Health Care Reform provides an overview of the past week’s news, updates, and commentary in health care reform and utilization management. Top highlights this week include: Obamacare enrollees sicker than originally thought, Affordable Care Act’s risk adjustment program, expanding Medicaid for more access to mental health treatment, mortgages for expensive health care, and budget projects 12 million Affordable Care Act enrollees.

By Andy Tofilon • March 30, 2016

What’s New in Health Care Reform provides an overview of the past week’s news, updates, and commentary in health care reform and utilization management. Top highlights this week include: Medicare proposal for diabetes, White House tries to sell Obamacare with cartoon, health insurance gains due to Obamacare, satisfaction with health plans, and fraud in health marketplace.

By Andy Tofilon • March 23, 2016

What’s New in Health Care Reform provides an overview of the past week’s news, updates, and commentary in health care reform and utilization management. Top highlights this week include: Changes in Obamacare coverage, health law missed 2016 target, health-care providers aim to fight Medicare drug plan, Obamacare payments break the law, and high-deductibles add to consumers’ financial stress.

By Andy Tofilon • March 16, 2016

What’s New in Health Care Reform provides an overview of the past week’s news, updates, and commentary in health care reform and utilization management. Top highlights this week include: Health law insurance plans rated by network size, Affordable Care Act not getting rid of unpaid hospital bills, consumer choices have limited impact on health care spending, estimated 20 million people gained coverage under Affordable Care Act, and Obamacare officials tout maturing marketplace.

By Andy Tofilon • March 9, 2016

What’s New in Health Care Reform provides an overview of the past week’s news, updates, and commentary in health care reform and utilization management. Top highlights this week include: Warnings about using opioids, emergency funds for Zika, proposal for increase in Medicare Advantage payments, Healthcare.gov fraud, and most uninsured escape Obamacare penalty.

By Andy Tofilon • February 24, 2016