Anthony Brino is the Editor of Healthcare Payer News, covering a range of health policy and insurance issues, and also the Editor of HIEWatch. Follow Anthony on Twitter @AnthonyBrino.
By Anthony Brino 01:04 pm December 16, 2014
The $1 trillion Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015 carries a fistful of regulatory and funding changes for portions of the Affordable Care Act.
By Anthony Brino 09:21 am December 12, 2014
Incentivizing members to exercise, simple as it might sound, can have a large return on collective health.
By Anthony Brino 03:23 pm December 08, 2014
With many health information exchanges showing mixed success, the impetus to start digital patient data sharing is increasingly falling on payers. Some of Colorado's largest insurers are heeding the call.
By Anthony Brino 08:01 am December 08, 2014
Enrollment is a lot easier than last year but much work remains, notably education and outreach. And most people have to shop around or risk a rate increase.
By Anthony Brino 09:55 am November 25, 2014
Members can walk into the retail store and use the telehealth station for non-emergent care to treat common health issues.
By Anthony Brino 10:33 am November 19, 2014
A statewide, payer-led HIE that's set to become the nation's largest service for patient data sharing is working to turn a vision into reality.
By Anthony Brino 12:28 pm November 17, 2014
With premiums increasing modestly in aggregate, they're dropping in some states and major cities, thereby creating a lot for consumers to wade through when figuring out what best meets their needs.
By Anthony Brino 11:16 am November 17, 2014
The evidence is there and growing: mobile stroke units save money and quality of life. Should Medicare consider incentives to spur adoption?
By Anthony Brino 10:37 am November 14, 2014
Two very different healthcare organizations in the Lone Star State -- one a small rural facility, the other a joint venture between for-profits and nonprofits -- have won the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, given by the White House for innovation excellence.
By Anthony Brino 10:31 am November 13, 2014
Blues are moving into VC waters with relationships to Silicon Valley firms and investments in health information technology startups.