nitedHealth Group will accelerate nearly $2 billion in claims payments to U.S. health care providers under its fully insured commercial, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid businesses to address short-term financial pressure caused by the COVID-19 emergency, UnitedHealthcare and Optum announced.
Jan 31, 2020
CMS issued a proposed rule that would implement the standards governing health insurance issuers and the Health Insurance Marketplaces for 2021.
Jan 29, 2020
AHA comments to CMS on the transparency in coverage proposed rule. The AHA appreciates the Departments of the Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services’ (collectively, the departments) effort to increase the availability of useful information for patients, specifically, the proposal to improve…
Jan 17, 2020
The AHA has developed a model comment letter for hospitals and health systems to use to submit comments to the Departments of the Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services (the departments) on their proposal to require health plans to disclose all of their negotiated rates, as well as…
Jan 13, 2020
The Departments of the Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services (collectively, the departments) propose to require health plans to provide their enrollees individualized information on their expected cost-sharing liability for a health care event, as well as other important information about…
Dec 20, 2019
Sutter Health today announced terms of a settlement agreement to resolve an antitrust lawsuit with the United Food and Commercial Workers & Employers Benefit Trust (UEBT) on behalf of a class of California Self-Funded Payers and the California Attorney General.
Dec 10, 2019
The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee today held a hearing on proposals to achieve universal health care coverage.
Dec 3, 2019
The Administration recently released a final rule requiring hospitals to disclose payer-specific negotiated rates. Specifically, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) final rule will require hospitals to post a list of five types of standard charges – now defined as gross charges…