Between the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’s (CMS’s) recent release of the Early 2019 Effectuated Enrollment Report and the Trends in Subsidized and Unsubsidized Enrollment Report and CMS’s newly…
The Medicaid Enterprises Systems Conference (MESC) ended on a positive note by discussing how analytics has been used by state Medicaid agencies to solve the opioid crisis and how Florida has successfully modernized its member service experience.
In case you were not able to attend, here is our recap of the key topics discussed:
The Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference (MESC) continued day 2 and day 3 by discussing the most pertinent issues facing Medicaid: modularity, user acceptance testing, automation, mobility and enterprise transformation. Attendees are addressing state challenges and keeping the Medicaid modernization at the forefront of proposed solutions.
In case you were not able to attend, here is our recap of key topics discussed:
The Medicaid Enterprises Systems Conference (MESC) kicked off with a series of sessions pushing attendees to think about how to improve health care, Medicaid, and associated technologies. Set in Chicago, Illinois, the conference is an annual meeting for state, federal and private sector individuals to provide opportunities for the exchange of ideas related to Medicaid systems and health policy affected by those systems.
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No longer limited to the wealthy pursuing cosmetic surgeries and cutting-edge treatments overseas, medical tourism has become a solution for the low-income and uninsured. 1.9 million Americans will travel outside the U.S. for medical care this year, according to Patients Beyond Borders.(more…)
According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) are a type of account-based health plan that employers can use to reimburse employees for their medical care expenses. Because HRAs are tax-preferred, workers who buy an individual market plan with an HRA receive the same tax advantages as workers with traditional employer-sponsored coverage, as stated by the Department of Health and Human Services.(more…)
The idiom social determinants of health (SDOH) has been buzzing around the country for several years. The widespread acknowledgement behind this concept proves these determinants to be essential in achieving the best health outcomes for a variety of individuals. Although many health plans have been working on projects to address these factors, we’ve witnessed a lack of transparency, socioeconomic challenges, and isolation.
It’s no secret that drug prices are high for Americans. After studying wholesale prices for thousands of drugs, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh found that prices from drugs of all types and from all classes (brand-name, specialty, generics/orals or injectable) have been rising faster than inflation from 2008 to 2016.(more…)