From ACO Business News - The partnership, announced on Sept. 17, 2014, encompasses Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, Huntington Memorial Hospital, MemorialCare Health System, PIH Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center and UCLA Health System. The seven, along with the Anthem, Inc. Read more
From Inside Health Insurance Exchanges - When shopping for health coverage on public insurance exchanges, consumers typically have just two key data points on which to base their decision: the premium and the deductible. Those who haven’t previously purchased coverage on their own tend to choose the lowest-priced option. And that can be a costly mistake. Out-of-pocket costs for medical services and prescription drugs can vary up to 600% depending on the metal level of a chosen… Read more
From Inside Health Insurance Exchanges - A recent study concludes that an influx of new competitors participating on public exchanges helped keep coverage costs in check. Across all states, the average premiums for the second lowest-cost silver plans (i.e., the benchmark plan) sold on public exchanges were flat from last year, according to research from the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) and released last month by the Commonwealth Fund. For 2015, the average benchmark plan premium… Read more
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