Only five states provide consumers with enough healthcare pricing information to make informed decisions, according to the third annual report from the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute and Catalyst for Payment Reform.
New Hampshire became the sixth state to expand its own version of Medicaid Friday, reported The Hill.
ElevateHealth, a nonprofit partnership established last year by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and two leading health systems in New Hampshire, is proving that payers and providers can collaborate and integrate care to save costs, reported New Hampshire Business Review.
New Hampshire is one of the few states that compels insurers to report and make public the rates insurers pay to providers--which sometimes leads to lower hospital prices, Kaiser Health News reported.
Four rural hospitals in New Hampshire have joined forces to try and reduce costs while increasing efficiency, N ew Hampshire Public Radio reports.
New Hampshire's attorney general will appeal a judge's ruling that the state's hospital tax, which brings in $185 million a year, is unconstitutional to the state Supreme Court, Boston.com reported.
A judge in New Hampshire has ruled the state hospital tax, which it uses to raise matching federal funds for the Medicaid program, is unconstitutional, the New Hampshire Union Leader reported.
New Hampshire has all but sealed the deal to expand its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act using a private option similar to the one championed by Arkansas.
New Hampshire's Medicaid Enhancement Tax is unconstitutional, a Superior Court Judge ruled Wednesday, according to New Hampshire Public Radio.
Until now, New Hampshire was one of two dozen states and one of the few in the Northeast, that has yet to decide whether to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act. But lawmakers in the Granite State appear closer to an agreement.