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AHCA's potential Medicaid impact on Hawaii's hospitals

| Jun 26, 2017 | Hawaii

The Commonwealth Fund released their findings on how the American Health Care Act’s changes to Medicaid will affect hospitals’ finances. They analyzed the bill as passed by the House and did not look at the Senate’s recently released Better Care Reconciliation Act, which appears to have deeper cuts to Medicaid....[ Read More ]

How AHCA’s Medicaid changes could impact Texas hospitals

| Jun 26, 2017 | Texas

The Commonwealth Fund released their findings on how the American Health Care Act’s changes to Medicaid will affect hospitals’ finances. They analyzed the bill as passed by the House and did not look at the Senate’s recently released Better Care Reconciliation Act, which appears to have deeper cuts to Medicaid....[ Read More ]

County by county analysis of current projected insurer participation in Health Insurance Exchanges

| Jun 26, 2017 | Federal

CMS has released a county-level map of 2018 projected Health Insurance Exchanges participation based on data as of July 19. The map shows a lack of options in many counties, and in some counties, no options at all for Exchange participants. CMS projects that 40 percent of counties nationwide could...[ Read More ]

Comparing the Senate health care bill with the AHCA and ACA

| Jun 23, 2017 | Federal

Yesterday Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled the Senate Republicans’ health-care bill draft, the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017. The discussion draft, written by a group of 13 Republican Senators, will likely evolve before the Senate’s vote. McConnell needs 50 yes votes, assuming Vice President Pence will vote yes...[ Read More ]

A run-down of bills vetoed by Governor Abbott

| Jun 20, 2017 | Texas

Governor Abbott has vetoed 50 bills passed during the 85th Legislative Session, including several related to health care. This is the highest number of bills vetoed by a Texas governor since 2007, when Governor Perry vetoed 56 bills. Governor Abbott vetoed Senate Bill 670, which would have changed the position...[ Read More ]

FBI investigating Zoom Health Plan

| Jun 20, 2017 | Oregon

The FBI is investigating Zoom Health Plan, which is currently in receivership by DCBS, over allegations of falsified medical claims. An anonymous former employee claimed that Zoom Health Plan altered rates paid to Zoom+Care, the delivery arm of Zoom, to appear higher than they were in order to avoid paying...[ Read More ]