Health Insurance

Up-to-date information and guidance on state and federal health insurance requirements.
National Government Services (NGS) – which is part of the Anthem health insurance company – has been conducting audits on use of the MOON form and, as a result, has been routinely denying hospital observation claims.
What did G. Washington do for healthcare?
Last Week, the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, chaired by Richard Neal (D-Mass.), passed the Surprise Medical Bills Act (H.R. 5826) by unanimous voice vote.
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Lawrence General Hospital has named Deborah J. Wilson as its next president and CEO.
President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address last Tuesday, in which he pledged to guarantee coverage for patients with pre-existing conditions, protect Medicare, and sign legislation to dramatically “lower prescription prices.”
An op-ed last week in the Springfield Republican explains why the “surprise medical billing” solution championed by U.S. Rep. Richard Neal (D—Mass.) deserves praise.
MHA is encouraging its membership to weigh in on recommendations for possible changes to the 2021 state Aligned Measure Set.
Altarum – a Michigan-based healthcare consulting group – has issued a scorecard that places Massachusetts first in the nation at providing affordable healthcare.
Legal observers are predicting that the case that has been bounced back to Texas will eventually end up in the U.S. Supreme Court.
The U.S. House Ways & Means Committee, chaired by Massachusetts Democrat Richard Neal, announced that it has reached bipartisan agreement to resolve the “surprise billing” issue.
Three bills that MHA and its membership have endorsed throughout their journey in the State House were passed by the legislature last week.
Does an insurance company bear any responsibility for the expensive, impractical policies they are selling?
The state’s Health Policy Commission (HPC) held its annual cost trends hearing last Tuesday and Wednesday.
This conference will look at effective current strategies for improved ROI across an enterprise.
Massachusetts Senate President Karen Spilka said at the HPC cost trends hearing last week that the Senate is crafting its own healthcare reform bill.
Governor Charlie Baker last Friday introduced the latest legislative proposal to reform the state’s healthcare system.
AG Healey will present a report at this week’s HPC trends hearing showing that policymakers should curb their expectations about online price transparency tools .
A new study from the Urban Institute and Commonwealth Fund outlines other ways to boost coverage and potentially lower costs.
Facing tough negotiations with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Southcoast Health System President Keith Hovan last week took his case to the public in an op-ed.
The HPC released preliminary data showing that there has been an increase in high-acuity discharges from Massachusetts hospitals driven by changing coding practices.

Resources

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