Rising Insurance Premiums Boost Talk of Changes to Affordable Care Act

By Louise Radnofsky WASHINGTON—Insurer defections and rising premiums in the individual insurance market are spurring Democrats and Republicans alike to talk about changes to the 2010 Affordable Care Act. Read more…
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New era of healthcare fraud investigations puts spotlight on the C-suite

By Ayla Ellison More and more, the government is holding individuals — not just the organizations they work for — responsible for fraud. Traditionally, healthcare companies were only expected to provide information about the underlying factual situation in a fraud investigation. Howev
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President Obama Explains How He Wants to Fix Obamacare in Speech at Florida College

By Maya Rhodan President Barack Obama blamed partisanship for the lingering discontent around his signature health care law, the Affordable Care Act, during his latest pitch on the benefits of the law to millennials at Miami Dade College in Florida. But Obama also admitted that there
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Biden makes his pitch for a ‘moonshot’ against cancer

By Jim O’Sullivan Vice President Joe Biden delivered an upbeat, impassioned pitch for his federal cancer-curing initiative in Boston on Wednesday, saying technology had allowed for tremendous advances but that research had been held back by outdated medical cultures and systems.
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Here’s What Would Happen If The Affordable Care Act Were Repealed

By Korin Miller It’s no secret that the Affordable Care Act isn’t perfect. While more preventive screenings are covered and more Americans now have health insurance than they have in recent history, monthly premiums have sharply risen and taxes have gone up for a lot of Americans. Rea
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Register Now for The Phia Group’s October 2016 Webinar!

How Low Can You Go? Managing Specialty Drugs, Reducing Overall Pharmacy Spend, and Unraveling the Mystery Behind PBMs Thursday, October 27th, 2016 1:00 PM (EST) to 2:00 PM Join Us – Register Now! Pharmacy Benefit Managers, or PBMs, are an important factor in the cost and value o
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They’re with her? These are likely picks for health posts in a Clinton White House

By Harris Meyer If Hillary Clinton wins the presidency Nov. 8, she will quickly name people to top health policy positions who are diverse in gender, race, and ethnicity; have sharp political and administrative skills; and can work in a bipartisan way, Democratic political insiders sa
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Three Ways Collaborative Staffing Delivers Real Cost Savings

By Karlene Kerfoot Last post, we talked about how Collaborative Staffing is a joint effort between managers and staff to fill open shifts in a way that meets patient care needs and takes employee skills and preferences into account. While some of the most visible outcomes are increase
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Cigna faces allegations of prescription overcharging tactics

By Morgan Haefner Policyholders of Cigna health plans claimed the payer charged more than 10 times the actual price of some prescription medications, Bloomberg BNA reports. In the Oct. 13 class action lawsuit, plaintiffs claimed the Bloomfield, Conn.-based insurer required pharmacies
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More Problems For Obamacare? 1.4 Million To Lose Health Insurance Next Year Under Affordable Care Act As Insurers Exit Government Markets

By Tim Marcin At least 1.4 million people from 32 states could lose their health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, as their plans are set to disappear from the program next year. They will have to find new coverage in a market that will likely have
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