Tag: healthcare reform

2015: What might we expect from the healthcare industry

Last year was the first for many aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) including health insurance exchanges and government regulated mandates for participation. In previous years, we saw health data become a prominent issues with the introduction of Meaningful

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About Accountable Care Organizations

Healthcare as we know it is undergoing immense changes. For someone in the healthcare industry, this comes as no surprise. Many of these changes will specifically affect the insurance industry and how physicians receive reimbursement for their care of patients. 

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Emergency Care under “Obamacare”

“Packed waiting rooms and we will have to see 50 patients or more in a shift,” answered one emergency room physician.  This was in response to my question of how the Affordable Care Act will affect the volume of patients

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Health Insurance Exchanges

The Affordable Healthcare Act may have not only changed the United State’s  healthcare system forever, it also may have changed the insurance industry  forever.  The implementation of so called health insurance exchanges, or HIX for short, have helped change the

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Expansion of Medicaid Under “ObamaCare”

We have all heard the debates over the “Affordable Healthcare Act”, or as it is commonly referred to in the media, “Obamacare”. Although the bill will be implemented for the most part in several years time, there is still one

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