Week of November 16, 2009 – Health Care Reform

Health Care reform updates for the week of November 16, 2009 including recent report from Hewitt on the favorable and unfavorable expected impact of the current proposed health care reform bill, Federal and State updates. Topics in this issue include State of New York removing insurers right to subrogate claims, electronic health record requirements in Utah, New Jersey state budget cuts, Illinois legislation regarding pre-existing conditions, and Michigan's review of Blue Care Network's proposal to buy Physicians Health Plan. Oklahoma voices concerns about local job loss in its state if Federal legislation passes.

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Week of 10/29/09 Health Care Reform: Washington v. Insurers

Most insurers claim they continue to focus on important health care reform issues, but also claim that some members of Congress and The White House appear unwilling to stop or even slow the political attacks against insurers.

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10/5/09 – Weekly Health Care Reform Update at the Federal and State Level

The Senate Finance Committee last week finished moving through dozens of amendments, paving the way for a vote on the finished bill sometime this week after the Congressional Budget Office provides a cost estimate.

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IBM approach to implementing ICD-10, X12 5010 for health care payers

While at the America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) health care reform conference held in June 2009 in San Diego Ms. Barbara Archbold, Partner, Payer Industry for IBM Global Business Services…

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HCI addresses fraud, other health care cost issues – AHIP

While at the San Diego AHIP conference we interviewed HCI Insight, a company that promises to reduce the cost of health care by addressing fraud. HCI's loss calculators indicate that…

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