Due to backlash from hospitals about the new HCAHPS Star Ratings that were scheduled to release last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have decided to delay the release to answer concerns expressed about how the scores are calculated. CMS intends to publish the HCAHPS Star Ratings to be utilized by consumers when comparing hospitals. The star ratings [...]
Last week the nation's largest health insurer, UnitedHealth Group, announced that they will be exiting most of the states that they currently offer plans through the Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges in 2017. UnitedHealth Group was slow to enter the insurance exchanges in 2014 and according to CEO Stephen J. Hemsley, the small market size and greater expense [...]
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You have a job, you have health insurance, you have a savings account. If you are sick or injured you're going to go to the doctor or hospital. But what happens when your income, your insurance and your savings aren't enough? Most hospitals are intimately familiar with this situation; however, Steve Johnson of the Times [...]
Medical providers are in the "care" business. While not everyone in the organization is providing medical care for the patients, almost everyone cares about the well-being of the patient - not just medically, but in general. The provider is still a business though, meaning that in order to continue helping patients, they have to receive compensation [...]