Pennsylvania Health System Offers Up-front Pricing, Prepayment

Written by  Michael Tennant A Pennsylvania health system is making a significant change in how it charges patients for procedures. Instead of sending them or their insurers a complex bill with dozens of different charges after the fact, St. Luke’s University Health Network is posting
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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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October 2013 Subrogation Newsletter

Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. Attorneys At Law Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation Third-Party Dispute If you think the recent Congressional civil war over cutting entitlements and spending, raising the debt ceiling, and funding Obamacare was a melee, welcome to
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New Pa. insurance system debuts after few glitches

Article Taken From:  Pressconnects.com HARRISBURG, PA. — A new insurance system for Pennsylvanians under President Barack Obama’s signature health care law is up and running online, but with glitches that are making enrollment difficult. Tuesday was the first day residents could revie
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With Obamacare coming, 30-plus N.J., Pa., and N.Y. hospitals form ‘alliance’

Article Written by:  Susan Livio  Taken From:  NJ.com Driven by the demands of the Affordable Care Act, about 30 hospitals in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York’s Hudson River Valley have banded together to form what its founders describe as the largest alliance of health sys
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States Spend $28M, Then Leave Exchanges To The Feds

Late last year, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announced that her state would not build its own online insurance marketplace, a pillar of the Affordable Care Act, because there were too many unknowns. What Brewer didn’t say was that her state had spent $9 million in federal money to reach th
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PA Leaders Discuss ObamaCare’s Failure to Address Health Care Challenges

The Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), today held a field hearing entitled, “Health Care Challenges Facing Pennsylvania’s Workers and Job Creators.” Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) joined Chairman Roe at the field hearing, which took place
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A central Pennsylvania health system says it won’t hire smokers

The vaunted Geisinger Health System in central Pennsylvania ushered in the new year by becoming the latest employer to resolve not to hire smokers. Read More..
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I Hope Trustmark Tells HHS to Go Pound Sand

Today, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that, “Trustmark Life Insurance Company has proposed unreasonable health insurance premium increases in five states—Alabama, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wyoming. The excessive rate hikes would affect nearly 10
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Affordable Care Act holding insurers accountable for premium hikes

Health insurance premium increases in five states have been deemed “unreasonable” by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today. After independent expert review, HHS determined that Trustmark Life Insurance Company has proposed un
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