Court: Providers must release all of patient data to patients, families

By Randy Ludlow In a consumer-friendly ruling, the Ohio Supreme Court found today that any patient data kept by a health care provider — regardless of purpose or location — is a medical record that must be released to patients and families. Read more…
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Cleveland’s Early Medicaid Expansion Paying Off

By Sarah Jane Tribble, WCPN Carmen Smith remembers the day about a year ago she gained Medicaid coverage. “It was like Christmas Day, it was like getting a gift from Santa Claus!” she says. “People don’t realize how important and how special it is to have insur
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Reform Update: Quality of life difficult to measure for dual-eligibles

By Virgil Dickson State demonstration projects designed to coordinate benefits and care for people dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid are lacking in how they measure quality-of-life indicators, as well as quality of long-term services and supports, according to a new policy bri
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Insurers Seek to Bypass Health Site

By Louise Radnofsky, Amy Schatz and Spencer E. Ante WASHINGTON— Insurers and some states are continuing to look for ways to bypass the balky technology underpinning the health-care law despite the Obama administration’s claim Sunday that it had made “dramatic progress̶
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Ohio’s Governor Pushes Through Medicaid Expansion

By Mark Peters & Louise Radnofsky Ohio Gov. John Kasich pushed through an expansion of Medicaid Monday over the objection of fellow Republicans in the state legislature, using federal money to add hundreds of thousands of state residents to the health-care program. His action mak
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AMICUS COMMITTEE UPDATE

Article Taken From:  NASP Ohio Amended Substitute House Bill Number 59 was recently enacted into law. The new legislation is an omnibus one ranging from the creation of the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) to renumbering statutes. With respect to subrogation, the bill transfers the a
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Taylor defends analysis of health insurance premiums

Article Written by:  Lisa Bernard-Kuhn   Taken From:  Lancaster Eagle Gazette Ohioans buying health insurance next year on the new online marketplace will spend about $332 to cover monthly premium costs, according to new state data. That’s about 41 percent more than the $236 paid, on
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Exchange Trendsetters

Article Written By:  Jonathan Block   Taken From:  Modern Healthcare While state-run health insurance exchanges have reported that premiums for 2014 health plans generally will be lower than for comparable 2013 products, congressional Republicans and others have questioned whether tha
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Ohio Dept. Of Insurance: Obamacare To Increase Individual-Market Health Premiums By 88 Percent

Author: Avik Roy  Taken From: Forbes Democrats continue to try to dismiss the evidence that Obamacare will dramatically increase the cost of insurance for people who buy it on their own. But on Thursday, the Ohio Department of Insurance announced that, based on the rates submitted by
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Ohio: Proof that Obamacare ‘Rate Shock’ Is Real

Author: Meghan Foley   Taken From: Wall St. Cheat Sheet The so-called rate shock from Obamacare has hit Ohio. The state’s Department of Insurance announced last Thursday that, based on rates submitted by insurers to date, it estimates the average individual-market health insurance pre
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