6 01, 2016

Aetna follows UnitedHealthcare out of AHIP – what it means

By |2018-01-06T06:37:56-07:00January 6th, 2016|Healthcare|0 Comments

Aetna follows UnitedHealthcare out of AHIP The news media is reporting on Aetna’s departure from AHIP (American Health Insurance Plans) after UnitedHealthcare started the migration last year. But so far, few are delving into the implications of why two of the “Big 5” insurance companies have walked away from the health insurance industry’s primary and [...]

12 11, 2015

Will Site-Neutral Payments Decrease Hospital Acquisitions of Medical Practices?

By |2017-12-10T11:52:41-07:00November 12th, 2015|Healthcare, Hospitals, Medical Practices, Medicare/CMS|0 Comments

Will Site-Neutral Payments Decrease Hospital Acquisitions of Medical Practices? The new budget passed by Congress includes a provision that changes the way that CMS pays hospitals for services performed in off-campus medical clinics and offices. CMS has been paying hospitals at higher hospital-outpatient rates for services performed in off-campus medical clinics that were previously independent [...]

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