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ACA Back at the High Court -- with Billions for Insurers on the Line
Bipartisan House and Senate Committee Leaders Announce Agreement on Legislation to Lower Health Care Costs
Ban on Surprise Medical Bills May Pass After All
Are Health Care Rates Too Complicated to Be 'Consumer Friendly'?
Multiemployer Health and Welfare Fund Statistics, Fall 2019 (PDF)
Text of White Paper from HHS: Risk Adjustment Data Validation (HHS-RADV)
The Role of HR Technology in Controlling the Cost of Health Plans
[Opinion] Managing Specialty Medication Costs
[Opinion] There's Nothing Wrong With Health Care That Less Money Couldn't Fix
CMS Publishes 2018 National Healthcare Expenditures
Provider Charges Relative to Medicare Rates, 2012-2017
Employers, Insurers, Unions Urge Full Repeal of Cadillac Tax
Implementing a Statewide Healthcare Cost Benchmark: How Oregon and Other States Can Build on the Massachusetts Model (PDF)
Hospitals Sue CMS Citing Price Transparency Final Rule as Anything But Transparent
[Opinion] Making a Killing in American Health Care: a Step-by-Step Guide
HISIM2: CBO's New Health Insurance Simulation Model
[Guidance Overview] Health Care and Price Transparency: The Latest Summary
[Guidance Overview] Feds Finalize Transparency Rules for Hospitals, Propose Them for Health Plans
Justices to Hear Argument Next Week on ACA Risk Corridors and Implied Repeals
Hospital Groups Sue to Block Price Transparency Rule
Hospital Groups File Lawsuit Challenging Price Transparency Rule
50-State Survey of Telehealth Commercial Payer Statutes (PDF)
[Guidance Overview] Proposed Rules Require Health Plans and Insurers to Provide Cost Transparency
[Guidance Overview] Proposed Transparency in Health Coverage Rule: Potential Implications for Self-Insured Health Plans
Pathways to Affordable Health Coverage for Low-Income Workers
Transamerica Annual U.S. Employer Health Care Survey: Employer-Based Health Coverage Strong, With Affordability Concerns
When Is Indemnity Health Insurance an Acceptable Alternative to a Fully-Insured Plan?
Funding for ACA-Established Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund (PCORTF) Expired in FY2019
The Value of an HSA as a Tool for Retirement Savings
[Guidance Overview] CMS Finalizes Hospital Pricing Transparency Rule
Benefit Plan Management in a Collective Bargaining Environment
[Opinion] How Trump's Sunshine Rules Will Boost Transparency in Health Care Prices
[Guidance Overview] Price Transparency Rules: Key Takeaways for Hospitals and Group Health Plans
[Opinion] It's Time for Congress to Protect Patients from Surprise Medical Bills
[Opinion] Stimulating Consumerism in Health Care by Revealing Costs
[Guidance Overview] Employers May Need to Provide Cost Data Under Proposed ACA Rules
Global Health Care Benefit Cost Increases Will Vary Widely in 2020
The New Transparency Regs: Will Consumers Finally Be Able to Shop for Healthcare?
Reduce Healthcare Costs by Cutting Administrative Costs
ACA Round-Up: Latest Enrollment Numbers, New CSR Decision, and More
Comparison of CBO-Scored Surprise Billing Legislation
Case Studies of Employer Healthcare Cost Control
How Common Is Out-of-Network Billing?
Employers Are Affected by Latest Healthcare Transparency Rules
[Guidance Overview] CMS Finalizes Hospital Price Transparency Rule and Proposes New Transparency Requirements for Health Plans
Trends in Employer Health Care Coverage, 2008-2018
[Guidance Overview] CMS Issues Controversial Health Care Pricing and Insurance Coverage Transparency Rules
Addiction and Mental Health vs. Physical Health: Widening Disparities in Network Use and Provider Reimbursement (PDF)
[Guidance Overview] New HHS Hospital Price Transparency Rules Revealed
The Case of the ACA's Disappearing Taxes
ACA Statistics: Credit for Small Employer Health Insurance Premiums
[Guidance Overview] HHS Announces Final Price Transparency Rules for Hospitals
Affordability of Healthcare for Employees Cited as Chief Focus of U.S. Employers
[Guidance Overview] Administration Proposes Transparency Rule for Group Health Plans and Health Insurers
Does One Medicare Fit All? The Economics of Uniform Health Insurance Benefits
Opening Medicare to Americans Aged 50 to 64 Would Cut Their Insurance Costs, but Drive Up Insurance Prices for Younger People
[Opinion] Cost-Based Predictive Models Have Racial Bias, So Will Health Plans and Providers Stop Using Them?
Congress Readying Renewal of PCORI Fee with Employer-Friendly Changes
HHS Unveils Finalized Health Care Price Transparency Rule for Hospitals
Hospitals Get Ready to Fight CMS in Court Again, This Time Over Transparency
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