Post Tagged with: "health insurance"

Kenny Lin, MD, The Common Sense Family Doctor

Health insurance is not health care

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April 16, 2014

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WELLNESS:

“Health insurance is a financial mechanism for paying for health care. It is not the care itself, or even a guarantee of that care.”

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Big Data Comes to Life As CMS Releases Medicare Claims Bonanza

Big Data Comes to Life As CMS Releases Medicare Claims Bonanza

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April 14, 2014

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IT, POLICY:

Transparency of healthcare pricing is a hot topic and it just got hotter. On April 9th, 2014 CMS released Medicare provider-specific payment data for the first time and the Internet is en fuego.

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The Employee Benefits Times, They Are A’Changin’

The Employee Benefits Times, They Are A’Changin’

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March 4, 2014

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Clearly the employee benefits times are a’changin’, to mutilate a Bob Dylan song of old.

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One Proposed Measure of Obamacare Success: Drop-Outs from the Bronze and Silver Plans

One Proposed Measure of Obamacare Success: Drop-Outs from the Bronze and Silver Plans

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January 19, 2014

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Quick: if you had to chose a limited number of measures to gauge success of the Affordable Care Act, what would you choose?

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David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

Narrow Networks and Medicare Advantage: The True Meaning of Managed Care?

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December 7, 2013

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United HealthCare and other Medicare Advantage plans are dropping numerous providers from their networks, to the consternation of members given short notice of the changes. Predictably, the story is presented as big bad insurance co. vs. grandma, but the real story is less clear-cut.

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Joan Justice, Moderator, HealthWorks Collective

How to Shop for a Quality-Based Health Plan [video interview]

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November 30, 2013

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WELLNESS:

HealthGrades is an online resource for finding and reviewing physicians and hospitals which is “designed to arm Americans with unbiased, data-driven information to help consumers make informed healthcare choices” free-of-charge.

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David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

Mobile Health Apps: Pass the Secret Sauce

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November 8, 2013

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IT:

The IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics released a report on the ecosystem bloody mess of 40,000+ mobile health apps that are available today.

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Bob Laszewski, Host of Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review

Mr. President: I like My Health Insurance and I Would Really Like to Keep It––Can You Help Me Out Here?

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November 2, 2013

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So, I get this letter from my health plan. It says I can’t keep my current coverage because my plan isn’t good enough under Obamacare rules. It tells me to go to the exchange or their website and pick a new plan before January 1 or I will lose coverage.

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Here Come the Exchanges…And an Opportunity to Turn Chaos Into Gold

Here Come the Exchanges…And an Opportunity to Turn Chaos Into Gold

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October 9, 2013

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Health care & health policy:

By Lisa Suennen First Posted at Venture Valkyrie on 10/6/2013 As of last week, the heart of Obamacare is upon us with the opening of… Read More ›

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Shopping for Health Insurance

Shopping for Health Insurance

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October 6, 2013

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Health care & health policy, POLICY:

By Joan Justice First Posted at HealthWorks Collective on 10/1/2013 I have health insurance.  The premium is pretty low but I have a high deductible.… Read More ›

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