Marketplace Issues/Stability

Jul 17, 2018
AHA, health organizations letter to CMS regarding its decision to suspend billions of dollars in annual payments to insurers as required under the Affordable Care Act’s risk-adjustment program.
Jun 26, 2018
Markets that are less consolidated or less aligned vertically tend to have higher costs, while markets with well-organized provider networks tend to have lower costs, according to a new study by the Healthcare Financial Management Association, Leavitt Partners and McManis Consulting of the factors…
May 23, 2018
TrendWatch Chartbook 2018 analyzes the latest in hospital and health system trends. It is produced by the AHA. These charts from Chapter 1.
Trends Affecting Hospitals and Health Systems Chapter 1: Trends in the Overall Health Care Market CHART TITLE FORMAT UPDATED for 2018 1.1 – 1.29 Chartbook 2018: FULL CHAPTER 1 PDF 05-24-18 Tables 1.1…
May 21, 2018
When Gaynor et al. originally released their “The Price Ain’t Right” report on the relationship between hospital prices and market structure in 2015, there were a number of questions and concerns about how they reached their conclusions. Now, with a revised version of that study just released, many…
Apr 24, 2018
Humana and two private equity firms yesterday announced a definitive agreement to acquire Curo Health Services, a hospice operator that provides care to patients at 245 locations in 22 states. The group is purchasing Curo for about $1.4 billion, in which Humana will have a 40% interest. The…
Apr 23, 2018
AHA comments to CMS on the proposed rule amending the definition of short-term, limited-duration health insurance.
Mar 30, 2018
Walmart is in preliminary talks to buy health insurer Humana, according to people familiar with the matter, the Wall Street Journal reported this week. The proposal would be the latest in a series of recent proposals involving retailers and others that could change the health care landscape.…
Mar 19, 2018
AHA and other healthcare related organizations stress the importance of congressional action to lower healthcare premiums. 
Mar 7, 2018
AHA yesterday urged the Department of Labor not to finalize a proposed rule that would allow employers, including sole proprietors, to form association health plans based on geography or industry. “While we appreciate the Department of Labor’s efforts, we are concerned that this rule fails to…
Mar 7, 2018
AHA's comments to Department of Labor on the proposed rule modifying the definition of “employer” under ERISA in order to expand access to association health plans (AHPs).