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08/06/12

  11:17:24 am, by MedBen5   , 202 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management

Doctor Shortage An Inevitable Result Of Reform Law

Whatever your feelings about the Affordable Care Act – whether it will benefit health care or hinder it, save the U.S. money or further strain the budget – there is one unavoidable outcome to providing coverage to tens of millions of… more »

08/03/12

  03:59:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 158 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management

Survey: 9% Of Employers Expect To Drop Coverage Under ACA

While most businesses will continue to offer group health plans to their employees, about 9% expect to drop their coverage in the next 1-3 years, according to a recent survey by the consulting company Deloitte. This is slightly higher than the… more »

08/02/12

  05:19:10 pm, by MedBen5   , 547 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Health Plan Management

Changes to Women's Preventive Services Take Effect

On August 1, 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services adopted women’s preventive health care services guidelines developed by the Institute of Medicine. The services listed in these guidelines are added to the required covered preventive… more »

07/31/12

  11:47:58 am, by MedBen5   , 267 words,  
Categories: Health Plan Management

Toothless Tax Won't Push People To Buy Health Insurance

Last month, the Supreme Court ruled that the penalty for not buying health insurance constitutes a tax – a decision that had Capitol Hill Democrats and Republicans scrambling to, respectively, do damage control or make political hay. But as Joseph… more »

07/30/12

  05:23:14 pm, by MedBen5   , 165 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management

Government Enlists Insurers For Fraud Crackdown

The Department of Health and Human Services is working with health insurers to fight against health care fraud, the Associated Press reports. Several larger insurers have pledged to share raw data and industrial expertise in order to reduce incidents… more »
  12:41:59 pm, by MedBen5   , 193 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management

CBO: Court Ruling Will Cut Costs But Add To Uninsured

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office recently reported that the Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold most of the Affordable Care Act will save about $84 billion, but also means that 3 million more people will lack health insurance. According… more »

07/25/12

  01:07:38 pm, by MedBen5   , 210 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management

Reform Rules Spur Employers To Explore Self-Funding

The Affordable Care Act will spur more small business to self-fund their health care coverage, says a new paper by the Center for Studying Health System Change. According to Modern Healthcare, the report concluded that employers with fewer than 100… more »

07/23/12

  01:08:47 pm, by MedBen5   , 125 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management

Senate Republican Efforts To Repeal ACA Thwarted

In an ongoing political tennis match, Senate Republicans have once again served up an attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and Democrats have once again lobbed it right back at them. According to The Hill’s Floor Action Blog, Senate… more »

07/20/12

  11:38:30 am, by MedBen5   , 206 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management

House Subcommittee Passes Bill To Defund ACA

Republicans in the House of Representatives are certainly not letting any moss grow beneath their feet these days. Just one week after the full legislature passed a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a House Appropriations subcommittee voted 8-6 to… more »

07/19/12

  03:25:49 pm, by MedBen5   , 207 words,  
Categories: News, Prescription, Health Plan Management

Some Physicians Doubling As Pharmacists

The New York Times recently reported on doctors who double as pharmacists, dispensing drugs to patients themselves – often at greatly inflated costs. The way it works: Physician dispensing companies serve as middlemen, helping doctors set up… more »
  12:12:50 pm, by MedBen5   , 222 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management

Think Tank Calls Tax Credits For Federally-Run Exchanges "Illegal"

Have challengers of the Affordable Care Act found a way to get it back into a courtroom? According to NPR, it depends on who you ask. The think tank Cato Institute, which opposes the health care reform law, says a oversight regarding health insurance… more »

07/18/12

  05:15:45 pm, by MedBen5   , 129 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Health Plan Management

Majority Of Doctors Now Use Electronic Health Records

According to HealthDay News, a new national survey found that 55% of U.S. doctors now use some type of electronic health record system. And among those don’t, nearly half said they plan to implement a system in the coming year. Other findings in… more »

07/17/12

  12:06:22 pm, by MedBen5   , 266 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management

Repeal Reform On Day One? Not Likely

If elected president, Mitt Romney vows that he will repeal the Affordable Care Act on day one of his administration. Which means that once the swearing-in is taken care of and the token appearances at all of the inaugural balls have been made, the… more »

07/16/12

  02:57:48 pm, by MedBen5   , 204 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management

Scammers Using ACA To Get Personal Info, FTC Warns

Con artists have proven time and again that they will leave no stone unturned in their quest to bilk unsuspecting individuals, so it should come as no surprise that they have latched onto the Affordable Care Act as a money-making scheme. The Federal… more »

07/13/12

  04:32:48 pm, by MedBen5   , 182 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Health Plan Management

Study Shows Usefulness Of Online Compliance Checks

Reuters reports that online access to medical records may spur patients to stay up to date on recommended preventive care, according to a new study. A clinical trial at eight primary care practices found that 25% of patients who could personally check… more »
  01:12:46 pm, by MedBen5   , 194 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management

Affordable Care Act A Tax, Voters Say

The Supreme Court ruled last month that a financial charge for Americans who don’t purchase health insurance constitutes a tax. But how do Americans feel about? Based on a new Quinnipiac poll, most people think the court got it right. National… more »

07/12/12

  03:41:46 pm, by MedBen5   , 205 words,  
Categories: News, Prescription, Health Plan Management

U.S. Will See Slow Rx Spending Growth, Data Firm Predicts

The Associated Press reports that the United States and other developed countries will experience slow growth in prescription drug spending over the next four years, according to a new forecast from IMS Health. The pharmaceutical data firm attributed… more »
  12:30:30 pm, by MedBen5   , 251 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management

House Votes (Again) To Repeal Health Care Reform Law

As we noted would happen earlier this week, the House of Representatives voted yesterday on a bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act – just two weeks after the Supreme Court upheld it. And has been the case in previous instances where… more »

07/11/12

  11:56:35 am, by MedBen5   , 203 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Health Plan Management

Extended Care Carries High Costs, Difficult Choices

“The Crushing Cost of Care” is a sobering look at the financial realities of extended major care by The Wall Street Journal. The article follows the final months of Scott Crawford, a 41-year-old man who endured a heart transplant, various… more »

07/10/12

  01:12:18 pm, by MedBen5   , 222 words,  
Categories: News, Prescription, Health Plan Management

Customers Like Online Services, And MedBen Delivers

Most people still prefer face-to-face communication with their doctors when discussing medical matters. But regarding other aspects of health care, online interaction is increasingly the way to go. As the results of a Accenture survey (via MedCity… more »

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