Though the federal government has stepped back from its proposal to implement additional network adequacy regulations for Affordable Care Act plans, it will move forward with its initiative to provide Healthcare.gov shoppers with information about health plans' network breadth.
Following criticism from the health insurance industry, the federal government has backed off portions of its proposed rule that would more strictly regulate health plans' network adequacy at the federal level.
As policymakers create and update rules for health plan network adequacy, they would be wise to look to the tools of social network analysis to guide their efforts, experts write in a post for the Health Affairs blog.
Though concerns over narrow networks and rising premiums continue to gain attention, a new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation reveals that many Americans actually are satisfied with their insurance plan.
In response to concerns about the rise of narrow-network health plans, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners has proposed new regulations to ensure that the trend doesn't harm consumers' access to affordable, quality care.
The rules governing Medicare Advantage Organization networks lack certain elements to ensure that beneficiaries are able to acccess care in a timely manner, according to a new report.
The federal government will soon propose new regulations to Medicaid managed care rules for the first time since 2002. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services--which has been working on updating the regulations for more than a year--plans to address beneficiary information, provider network requirements and how plans spend money they receive from the program.