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 09:41 am November 10, 2014
Just days after a new GOP majority swept into Congress vowing to limit if not repeal the Affordable Care Act, the Supreme Court, in a surprise decision, announced it would agree to hear a case on the one of the most audacious challenges to the ACA -- the argument that only state-based exchanges can have subsidies.
By Anthony Brino 02:32 pm November 07, 2014
What was once thought to be a Hail Mary attempt by Affordable Care Act opponents is now starting to look like a clear pass. The Obama Administration should be worried about what happens if it's caught.
By Anthony Brino 03:23 pm November 06, 2014
While all-payer claims databases are taking shape in more than a dozen states, the long-term benefits remain to be seen and will likely depend on a number of factors.
By Anthony Brino 07:19 am November 05, 2014
There's a new rift opening up between smaller health networks and large, highly-capitalized hospital systems that can afford to eat the high costs of "misjudged" electronic health record purchases while still making other investments in financial software and emerging patient care technologies, according to a new report.
By Anthony Brino 02:49 pm November 03, 2014
Office of the Inspector General says investigators will be scrutinizing payers inside and out for signs of financial problems.
By Anthony Brino 09:39 am November 03, 2014
Health organizations do not need another payer identification system right now, the Department of Health and Human Services has concluded. Finally implementing ICD-10, though, is something both the industry and regulators want and need.
By Anthony Brino 08:20 am October 31, 2014
The brick-and-mortar store will cater to all aspects of sleep and the numerous factors inhibiting Americans from a good-night’s rest.
By Anthony Brino 08:35 am October 30, 2014
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing large employers contending that its wellness programs violate the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.
By Anthony Brino 04:27 pm October 28, 2014
Purchasing spree continues as Optum gains chronic condition management, smoking cessation and other services.
By Anthony Brino 08:01 am October 27, 2014
Between an aging population, chronic diseases and high per capita costs, Maine health organizations have some steep challenges.