Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling in the Gobeille vs. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. case goes beyond the rules surrounding states' authority to require self-funded plans to submit claims information, as it has major implications for the future of healthcare transparency, according to an article from ProPublica.
A Supreme Court ruling Tuesday in the case Gobeille vs. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. dealt a blow to all-payer claims databases when it handed a victory to health insurers that argued states don't have the authority to require self-funded plans to submit claims information.
In a Supreme Court hearing Wednesday, a health insurer made the case that states do not have the authority to require self-insured plans to supply cost and quality information for their databases--an argument many of the justices seemed to agree with.
Those who have watched the evolution of the Affordable Care Act know that the Supreme Court can play a pivotal role in shaping health policy. And the Court's newest term--which begins today--is no exception, with several politically charged cases up for consideration, some of which have implications for the health insurance industry.
The American Hospital Association and Association of American Medical Colleges submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court supporting Vermont's stance in the in the case of Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Insurance.