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CMS Solicits Bundled Payments Proposals From Providers
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 07:53
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services this month solicited proposals from health care providers for a new, more holistic way of providing care.
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Proposed Rules Strive to Make Insurance Coverage Intelligible to Consumers
Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 09:57
Under proposed regulations, health insurance plans would have to present their characteristics in a standardized format to help consumers pick and choose.
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Little-known Health Care CO-OPs Starting to Emerge in Roll-Out of Health Reform
Monday, August 22, 2011 - 08:04
Government officials are reporting growing interest across the country in establishing health care CO-OPs that would be an alternative to insurance exchanges.
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What Money Will HHS Use to Set Up Backstop Exchanges In The States?
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 08:04
There is no specific money set aside to set up insurance exchanges that can't, or won't, do it themselves.
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HHS Gives New Grants, Proposes Rules, for Insurance Exchange Implementation
Monday, August 15, 2011 - 07:48
HHS and Treasury issue proposed rules for states to follow as they set up insurance exchanges.
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Kansas Becomes Second States To Drop Out of "Early Innovator" Program
Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 07:59
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback decides to return a $31.5 million federal grant designed to help the state develop innovative IT solutions for its health insurance exchange.
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Reviewing, Blocking Rate Increases A Tough Task For States
Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 08:10
The health reform law seeks to limit the growth in health care premiums, but states will have a tough time enforcing the limits.
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Exchange Boards Create Consternation for Some
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 07:56
Consumer advocates are concerned about health care industry reps serving on the boards of state insurance exchanges.
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Exchange Rules Provide Extensive Guidance But Unresolved Challenges Remain
Monday, August 1, 2011 - 07:42
Recent regulations give states many choices in establishing insurance exchanges but some outstanding thorny challenges remain.
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Report: Demand for Primary Care Will Grow the Most in Rural Areas Under Health Reform
Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 07:50
A report anticipates that demand for primary care will grow more, in percentage terms, in rural areas than urban areas under health reform.
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