Archive for March 28th, 2013

Health Insurance Companies Screw Up 10% Of All Claims

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

http://www.forbes.com/sites/brucejapsen/2012/06/18/one-in-10-medical-claims-processed-inaccurately-but-insurers-are-improving/

Castlight Brings Pricing Transparency To Self-Funded Groups

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/03/13/how-much-does-an-mri-cost-in-d-c-anywhere-from-400-to-1861/

21 Shocking Photos – Viewer Descretion Advised

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Twenty one shocking photos published by the IFHP – Viewer descretion advised.

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PPACA & Cafeteria Plans – 2013

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

http://www.chelkogroup.com/resources/documents/Employer%20Shared%20Responsibility%20Penalty%20Cafeteria%20Plans%202013%2003%2026.pdf

Michigan Bans Most Favored Nations Contracts – Aetna Pursues Lawsuit

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

“The law just enacted by Michigan addresses the department’s concerns by eliminating MFNs and ensuring that Michigan consumers will benefit from enhanced health insurance competition,” Bill Baer, assistant Attorney General in charge of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, said in an announcement.

We’re pleased that the Michigan legislature and insurance commissioner agree with our position that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s practices only served to stifle competition in the insurance market and harm the state’s consumers,” Aetna spokeswoman Cynthia Michener told Michigan Live.

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Telemedicine

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

With it’s potential to improve access, create efficiencies and play a major role in supporting the goals of accountable care, telemedicine continues to gain acceptance and utilization.

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