Diana Manos

Biography for Diana Manos

Diana Manos is the senior editor of FierceHealthPayer and FierceHealthPayer:AntiFraud. She has covered healthcare from every angle during most of her 25-year journalism career and has written for a variety of publications, including Healthcare IT News, Government Health IT, Healthcare Finance News, Healthcare Payer News, mHealthNews, AHA NewsNow, the American Hospital Association newspaper and Part B News. Her freelance work has appeared in The Washington Post, Nurse Leader and Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. Diana can be reached at [email protected]. Follow @HealthPayer on Twitter and find her on LinkedIn.

Articles by Diana Manos

New Apple Watch: Should insurers foot the bill for popular but untested tech?

In an exclusive interview with FierceHealthPayer,  Harry Greenspun, M.D., director of Deloitte's Center for Health Solutions, explains what technology like the new Apple watch means for payers.

CDC sheds incriminating light on health insurers' preventive services

A new federal study could bring down some heat on insurers that don't comply with the Affordable Care Act's requirements for preventive care.

American healthcare: more for less?

A new trend in healthcare is underway in America, writes Vox's Sarah Kliff in her latest analysis. She's calling it "the get more, pay less" era.

Rural Americans pose challenges for HIX enrollment

Enrolling rural Americans in health insurance will be one of the biggest problems insurers face during this fall enrollment period, reports Kaiser Health News

HHS announces $60M in HIX navigator grants

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced $60 million grant awards to 90 navigator organizations in states with federally-facilitated and state partnership health insurance marketplaces.  

Oregon's innovative way to do more with less Medicaid funding

The Affordable Care Act is changing how Medicaid funding works--money is increasingly tied to outcomes, rather than pegged to tests and procedures, according to a story published in the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.

For the time being, ACA off the hook for another Supreme Court ruling

A District of Columbia Court of Appeals Thursday agreed to rehear Halbig v. Burwell, a case charging that the federal government lacks the authority to provide consumers tax credits in health insurance exchanges not run by states

HIX premiums to remain steady for 2015, study finds

Health insurance premiums for health plans participating in the Affordable Care Act exchanges over its first year have remained fairly steady, according to a Kaiser analysis of 2015 premium changes.

Pharmacy group comes down on health plans

To provide for a smooth transition from coverage to care at the start of the 2015 plan year, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores urged the federal government to require that health plans provide nightly updates to patient eligibility files. This is just one of many actions the group wants health plans to take to help beneficiaries during the upcoming enrollment process. 

3 reasons insurance premiums won't 'skyrocket' next year

Despite what some media reports have to say, health insurance premiums won't "skyrocket" next year, according to an article by ConsumerReports