Hospitals facing big divide in pro- and anti-ACA states

By Beth Kutscher Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital sit just 20 miles apart on opposite sides of the Pennsylvania/New York border. They serve a similar patient population in the rural, forested region. They are both owned by the not-for-profit Upper Allegheny
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Kentucky’s exchange doing well despite using same contractor as the feds

By Joseph Conn Some observers have blamed the federal government’s prime contractor, CGI Federal, for the severe glitches that have blocked many Americans from signing up for health coverage through the new federal online health plan marketplace. Several state-run insurance exch
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Healthcare.Gov’s Flaws Found, Fixes Eyed

By Christopher Weaver & Louise Radnofsky Government officials are considering rebuilding some parts of the federally run health-insurance marketplace that have been identified as the key flaws that blocked many consumers from getting coverage. Read more…
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State-Run Health Exchanges Gain Some Traction

By Amy Schatz At least 38,000 people have signed up for new health plans in the state-run insurance exchanges that opened Oct. 1, while more than 100,000 have completed applications and are close to finishing the process, according to state data. Read More…
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Federal Health Website Still Sluggish

By: Timothy W. Martin, Christopher Weaver and Arian Campo-Flores Efforts to clear logjams in the federal health law’s new online insurance marketplaces met with only modest success Wednesday, with strong traffic exacerbating waits and relatively few consumers able to enroll in p
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Insurers See Enrollment on New Health Exchanges

By: Christopher Weaver Insurers said they are now getting enrollees through the health law’s new online marketplaces, though some state websites and the federally run exchange continued to be slow amid heavy traffic. Read More..
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Software, Design Defects Cripple Health-Care Website

By: Christopher Weaver, Shira Ovide and Louise Radnofsky Six days into the launch of insurance marketplaces created by the new health-care law, the federal government acknowledged for the first time Sunday it needed to fix design and software problems that have kept customers from app
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Kentucky Court of Appeals Decides Several Significant Arbitrability Issues in a Stop Loss Context

Article Written By:  Thomas A Croft, Esq.   Taken From:  MyHealthGuide  Mr. Croft’s Preface: A Kentucky Court of Appeals was faced with a host of complex issues arising out of an arbitration clause in a “Trust Agreement” it held was stop loss insurance, ultimately co
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Too Early to Tell: Full impact of ACOs on quality unknown

Though early adopters are gaining experience with accountable care organizations, evidence of their impact on quality remains limited.   The untested payment model gained favor with private payers and Medicare after policymakers included pilot programs in the 2010 healthcare reform la
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