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Welcome to Passion for Subro & Self Funding!

The purpose of this site is to share my passion for subrogation and the self insurance industry with all of you.  My goal is that this site will become your number one destination for health insurance information.
Whether you are looking for the latest on health care reform, the most recent subrogation and reimbursement case, or want to be a self funding guru this is the place for you.  While I hope that this site serves as a great educational resource for all of you, I also hope to keep you entertained with the funny, confusing and just plain weird world of subrogation and self funding.
I would love your feedback and any newsworthy items you may have to make this site even better.

 

Recent Posts

Humana dumps ACA plans as feds blast its Aetna deal

By Bob Herman Just as the U.S. Justice Department formally moved to block the merger between Humana and Aetna, Humana said it is significantly reducing its individual hea
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How employee trust affects the bottom line

Written by Tamara Rosin Building a culture of trust — among employees, as well as between employees and the leadership — has a direct impact on a company’s producti
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CMS says $42 billion saved with fraud prevention, provider screening efforts

By Shannon Muchmore The CMS saved about $42 billion in fiscal years 2013 and 2014 through program integrity efforts, according to a report to Congress released Wednesday.
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Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion leading to health insurance boom in some states

By Dan Mangan The U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld most of Obamacare also rejected the section of the Affordable Care Act that would have compelled states to expan
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GOP platform holds back on health policies except in social issues

By Shannon Muchmore The Republican Party platform released Monday at the 2016 convention is strongly conservative on social issues related to healthcare and contains litt
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Justice Dept. Will Seek to Block 2 Health Insurance Mergers

By LESLIE PICKER and REED ABELSON The Justice Department is preparing lawsuits to block two giant health insurance deals, according to a person briefed on the matter, con
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UnitedHealth’s Profit Surges

By TOM MURPHY, AP Health Writer UnitedHealth’s second-quarter earnings jumped 11 percent to trump expectations even though the nation’s largest health insurer
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Did new addiction treatment bill miss an opportunity to strengthen state drug-monitoring programs?

By Steven Ross Johnson Patient advocates say a bill passed by Congress last week that ostensibly decriminalizes drug addiction will no doubt open doors for those seeking
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CMS and FDA advocate for device identifiers on claims forms

By Adam Rubenfire The heads of the CMS and the Food and Drug Administration want universal health insurance claims forms to include unique device identifiers. The UDI wou
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A more Affordable Care Act: Proposed IRS rule would improve access to pediatric dental care

By Erin Robinson Last week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) proposed a new rule to change the way tax credits are calculated for families who purchase coverage for the
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Small businesses need stop-loss policy protections

By Jim Kunz / President, Mega Corp Inc. New Mexico runs on small business. Ninety-five percent of the state’s firms have fewer than 100 employees. Unfortunately, these bu
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Obamacare’s sinking safety net

By Paul Demko As millions get covered, a POLITICO investigation finds that dozens of the insurers that the health care law depends on are losing money and even abandoning
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Healthcare spending growth rate rises again in 2015

By Bob Herman Government agencies, companies and consumers spent a lot more on healthcare in 2015 than the prior year. It’s another result of the U.S. reducing its
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Obama Offers Ways to Improve His Health Care Law

By ROBERT PEAR WASHINGTON — After defending the Affordable Care Act in all its intricacies for six years, President Obama proposed ways to improve it on Monday, saying th
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Health systems urge Senate to revamp or repeal Stark law

By Virgil Dickson Executives of large health systems told Congress on Tuesday that an anti-kickback law could hinder value-based payment models. Read more…
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