Tag archive for ‘Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’
By On Thursday, December 10th, 2015

African-Americans most likely to stop taking meds in Medicare Part D’s coverage gap

NY Times Medicare Part D provides help to beneficiaries struggling with the cost of prescriptions drugs, but the plan’s coverage gap hits some populations harder than others, particularly African-Americans More...

By and On Monday, December 7th, 2015

Health plan provider directory data should be updated monthly for the patient’s sake

In today’s market, there is really no excuse for having inaccurate information in provider directories for months. On Nov. 13, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services updated guidance in the More...

By and On Monday, July 20th, 2015

Organizations solicit answers for national nursing survey

Becker’s Hospital Review — The National Council of State Boards of Nursing and The National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers are surveying approximately 260,000 registered nurses and licensed practical/vocational More...

By and On Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Small business insurance exchanges are off to a rocky start

St. Louis Post-Dispatch — Millions of Americans have health insurance because of the Affordable Care Act (ACO), but there’s one area where enrollment has significantly dragged. Few small businesses are getting More...

By On Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

The Problem With Satisfied Patients

A misguided attempt to improve healthcare has led some hospitals to focus on making people happy, rather than making them well. When healthcare is at its best, hospitals are four-star hotels, and nurses, personal More...

By and On Monday, May 18th, 2015

Accountable Care Enrollees to Triple by 2020

National Center for Policy Analysis — David Muhlestein of Leavitt Partners predicts that the number of patients enrolled in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) will rise from 23.5 million today to 72 million More...

By and On Sunday, May 17th, 2015

New Medicare Payment Models May End Observation Care

Home care Observation care penalties are a major thorn in the side of hospitals and their patients. But there’s good news: Medicare officials are allowing patients at dozens of facilities across the country More...

By and On Friday, May 8th, 2015

Enduring Long Waits at the Emergency Room

What can you do when you’re last on the list? Late evening: You’ve been injured, and the deep gash on your calf clearly needs stitches. Or it’s 5 p.m., and your elderly father is confused and disoriented. More...

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