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Posts Tagged ‘affordable care act’

How Pharma Executives View Drug Pricing

The cost and affordability of drugs has been a central theme permeating the pharmaceutical industry for decades. Drugs are believed to be too expensive for patients to cover at the counter, even for those who are insured. The sentiment shared is by both Republicans and Democrats. The high cost of drugs can have significant repercussions, […]

The Future of Health Care with Donald Trump as POTUS

As we all take a collective deep breath after the conclusion of a long and quite nasty Presidential election, it is time to take a look at how health care will change when President-elect Donald Trump takes office. Donald Trump’s victory means an immediate push to repeal Obamacare. In addition to the Obamacare repeal, many […]

Air Travel or Healthcare Mega-Mergers: Same Impact on Customers

The health insurance shakeup continues, and last week’s $37 billion merger of health insurance titans Humana and Aetna is the latest in a wave of deal-making that is likely to reduce the number of large U.S. health insurers from five to three. In addition to the Aetna/Humana merger, Anthem and Cigna have acknowledged discussions about […]

Established by the State…Or the Federal Government – #Obamacare

  Obamacare wins again. The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Obamacare. They held in a 6-3 decision that the Affordable Care Act authorized federal tax credits for eligible Americans living not only in states with their own exchanges but also in the 34 states with federal exchanges. Those that challenged the law argued […]

ACA and QRS – Shoot for the stars! Part 1

Last month I posted “ACA’s Quality Rating System – An opportunity to gain market share”, which explained how QHP issuers can gain market share in the individual space. In that blog I mentioned that, as part of the Quality Rating System, plans offered on the Marketplace will receive a “Star” rating based on a 5 […]

Reduce Hospital Re-admissions with Business Intelligence Tools

Steven Gregor, Microsoft Business Intelligence Consultant at Perficient, has been working with a client to help reduce readmission rates, a key component of the Affordable Care Act. Often times healthcare organizations have a difficult time analyzing readmission data because it is located in multiple systems. The use of business intelligence tools allows data to be […]

Connect with Consumers as People, Not Numbers

It is a tumultuous time for the healthcare industry, and health plans are not immune to the disruption. The Affordable Care Act has raised a new level of consumer awareness about the purchase of healthcare and the competitive health plan environment. Battles for market share drive the need to understand member demographics and behaviors in […]

Connected Health Trend Countdown: #1 Health Plans Go B2C

Here it is. After 5 weeks of the Connected Health Trend countdown for 2014 we bring you: Trend #1: Health Plans go Business to Consumer Are you at all surprised that the top trend is brought to you by the health insurance industry? Are you even more surprised that this is only the second time […]

Connected Health Trend Countdown: #8 Sharing Notes with Patients

Our Countdown of the Top Connected Health Trends of 2014 brings us to: #8: Sharing Notes with Patients The more obvious driver of this trend is Meaningful Use. However, there is a separate market push for patient record access, which is being driven by consumer engagement. As luck would have it, there was a Healthcare […]