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By Kathy Sucich – The price of healthcare. It’s a hot-button issue for many Americans, and a costly one too. Statistics from the Commonwealth Fund show Americans pay a median of $3,700 each year in premium contributions and out-of-pocket healthcare expenses combined.
By Sarah Jane Tribble – As rural hospital closures roil the country, some states are banking on a Trump administration proposal to change the way hospital payments are calculated to rescue them.
By David Shelton – The cost of healthcare in America is on everyone’s minds. People at all income levels, insured or not, worry about treatment and medication costs, which are expected to climb an average of 5.5 percent per year through 2027.
By Kayla Matthews – The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, known more broadly as HIPAA, is a United States law applicable to data security and privacy of health care records and the patients associated with them.
On April 23, 2019, CMS issued the FY 2020 Inpatient Prospective Payment System and Long-term Acute Care Hospital Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule.
Consumer-friendly Medicare Advantage Plans Could be Creating the Blueprint for the Future of Health Insurance
By Jeff Carroll – Driven by a seemingly ever-expanding list of potential and innovative benefits such as at-home meal delivery and home-air cleaning, Medicare Advantage plans are pointing the way to a more consumer-centric approach to health insurance….
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a Request for Information seeking new ideas from the public on how to continue the progress of the Patients over Paperwork initiative.
By Matt Fisher – The HHS Office for Civil Rights announced another monetary penalty and settlement for the failure of an entity to fully or competently comply with HIPAA requirements. More particularly, the entity in question offers yet another example of the absence of a risk analysis.
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