Biography for Dina Overland
Dina Overland is the editor of FierceHealthPayer. Prior to working with FierceMarkets, Dina wrote monthly newsletters on HIPAA and medical privacy issues, nursing home regulations, and food labeling laws. She also blogged for Prevention magazine. Based in the New Orleans area, Dina is a freelance writer, blogger, and indexer. She has a passion for maintaining a healthful, balanced lifestyle that incorporates many alternative and holistic medicines. Dina can be reached at [email protected]. Follow @HealthPayer on Twitter and find her on LinkedIn.
Articles by Dina Overland
New Massachusetts law requires insurers to provide prices to members
Under a first-of-its-kind law implemented in Massachusetts in October, insurers must give consumers prices for certain services within two working days so consumers can comparison shop for medical procedures
Anthem ACOs improve care quality one year in
Accountable care organizations operated by Anthem Blue Cross in California already have improved medical treatments for patients in only one year of operation, the insurer said.
3 exchange numbers that are meaningless
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the White House have been releasing multiple numbers in an attempt to show the federal health insurance exchange website, HealthCare.gov, is operating smoothly now. But how many of those data points really matter?
Uninsured still uninformed, unprepared for individual mandate
Uninsured consumers, who will be most affected by the healthcare reform law, are still not informed or prepared for the law's individual mandate requiring them to obtain insurance by next year, according to a new survey from the Transamerica Center for Health Studies.
HealthCare.gov: Hold the reviews, please
3 exchange challenges for insurers
Insurers that have jumped head first into selling plans on multiple health insurance exchanges, either federally or state-run, will likely face some major obstacles, reported Insurance Networking News. Here's a look at the three challenges independent merchant bank TripleTree predicts lie ahead for insurers.
CMS: Medicaid eligibility tops 1.46M people
More than 1.46 million people have applied and been determined eligible for Medicaid or states' Children Health Insurance Programs (CHIP) in October, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said in a new report.
Survey: Most young adults disapprove of reform
Young adults, considered a key population for insurers to succeed in the post-reform market, are increasingly becoming disillusioned with the healthcare reform law, believing their costs will increase while quality decreases, according to a new survey from the Harvard University's Institute of Politics.
ACA delays could hurt insurers' bottom lines, Moody's says
Insurers will see major financial losses now that the Obama administration has delayed several aspects of the reform law, including postponing canceled plans, extending enrollment deadlines and pushing back the small business exchange, according to Moody's.
White House temporarily fixes back-end issues for insurers
The updated HealthCare.gov website still has glitches, especially with back-end issues for insurers, so the Obama administration is implementing a temporary workaround to ensure insurance companies get paid, reported Reuters.