Insurers' ability to sell policies to millions of new members through health insurance exchanges could hinge upon a factor outside of their control--states' recruitment of enough consumers to shop on and buy policies from the online marketplaces.
Washington, D.C.-based Chartered Health Plan has been taken over by city officials amid concerns of financial irregularities regarding the Medicaid managed care company.
Juliet famously remarked to her beloved Romeo, "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." The same is true about health insurance exchanges, albeit not nearly as alluring a topic as Romeo and Juliet's ill-fated romance.
First-of-its-kind legislation is making its way through the Washington state legislature that would require all insurers cover abortions. The bill, H.B. 2330 , requires insurers that provide maternity
Regular readers know about my skepticism toward personal health records. You're probably also aware that I have been critical of media coverage touting Google Health and Microsoft HealthVault as the
A public-private partnership in the Pacific Northwest has chosen 34 mostly small and rural healthcare providers to receive up to $20,000 each to help purchase EMRs and other health IT. Many of the
Seattle is a high-tech city with several world-renowned healthcare institutions. Swedish Medical Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center and the University of Washington Medical Center are among those
EMR adoption may be far below where policymakers would like it to be, but at least the bully pulpit seems to be working. A couple of years ago, if you mentioned electronic medical records to a