Diana Manos

Articles by Diana Manos

County employees rise up over high insurance premiums

In Alabama, 600 employees of Mobile county government filed grievances with the Mobile County Commission this week, citing complaints of high health insurance costs, the Lagniappe Weekly reported....

Beware of lack of transparency in insurance websites

State insurance marketplaces need to improve functionality and transparency, says a new report  from the Urban Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Texas struggles with citizenship glitches in ACA healthcare marketplace

Health advocates in Texas are helping the state's minority population overcome language barriers, technical issues and low awareness of who is eligible to obtain health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

California turns up the heat on insurers

California is a brewing hotbed of potential trouble when it comes to insurance rates. California lawmakers propose a state-wide vote on a new ballot initiative that would expand the state's authority to regulate health insurance rates. To make matters worse, voters show signs they support the measure, according to an article in Kaiser Health News.

Aegis Health Group CEO: Dramatic changes ahead for health insurance industry

Hold on to your seats and gear up for the most dramatic changes the health insurance industry has faced yet, says Aegis Health Group CEO Phil Suiter, in an exclusive interview with The Tennessean. 

Coordination of care to be reimbursable

Amid growing evidence that patients with chronic illnesses suffer from disjointed, fragmented care, the Obama administration is planning to pay doctors to coordinate the care of Medicare...

ACA legal challenges could cause trouble for states on federal exchange

A new analysis shows healthcare payers may face a rocky road as recent legal battles continue to brew over ACA subsidies.

Top 10 insurers in the Part D arena: UnitedHealth at the top

UnitedHealth is top dog when it comes to Medicare Part D presence in the U.S. health insurance market, according to a new study from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Top Blues execs in Alabama receive million-dollar pay increases

Top 10 executives at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama earned an additional $1 million each in 2013, and collectively have doubled their pay since 2011, according to an article on Al.com.


8 ways to standardize reimbursement

Without primary care physicians embracing the Affordable Care Act, transitions in American healthcare won't be easy. For starters, that would require payment alignment.