Dina Overland

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

Policy experts debate Medicare Advantage funding cuts

During a Congressional hearing on Wednesday, policy experts debated in their testimonies whether the healthcare reform law's funding cuts to Medicare Advantage insurers will lead to higher costs and lower enrollment.

Insurer fined $3.75M for overcharging college students

The New York attorney general's office is requiring Markel Insurance Company to pay $3.75M for overcharging college students on their health plans.

Exchange fix could fuel Medicaid costs, fraud

The Obama administration, which quietly fixed a problem with Medicaid sign ups on HealthCare.gov on Black Friday, may have inadvertently placed states and insurers at risk for higher Medicaid costs and fraud, Politico reported.

IRS casts wide net for insurers in health tax final rule

The Internal Revenue Service has issued final regulations laying out how it will collect new taxes on health insurance companies predicted to generate almost $60 billion over the next five years to help pay for premium subsidies.

3 myths about young invincibles debunked

The Obama administration, which believes young adults will help keep premiums low for everyone, and insurers alike are keen on attracting young adults to sign up for plans sold on the health insurance exchanges. But some of their best efforts might be based on incorrect, preconceived notions about these folks.

Will exchange enrollment surge?

The Obama administration will announce later this month that 100,000 people signed up for health coverage through HealthCare.gov in November, for a quadrupling in enrollments from October's lower-than-expected 27,000 sign-ups, according to a person familiar with the federal health insurance exchange website.

Supreme Court won't hear challenge to employer mandate

The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear a challenge to the healthcare reform law's employer mandate, denying a case brought by Liberty University, CNN reported.

The price is not right: A need for healthcare transparency

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Narrow networks trigger regulatory, legal action

State officials are fighting back against insurers offering health plans with narrow networks, in some cases taking regulatory action as well as introducing legislation and even lawsuits.

Insurer advertisers wait for exchanges to run smoothly

Once the Obama administration fixes all the technical glitches plaguing the HealthCare.gov website, insurers plan to bombard the media, encouraging consumers to enroll in the exchanges and sign up for a plan.