Avoiding financial disaster when collecting patient debt November 02, 2016 By Tom Furr As deductibles rise, the ability for you to avoid financial ruin gets to be tougher if you don’t take patient balances seriously. So what to do? Health execs: How I feel about healthcare’s future October 18, 2016 By Tracey Walker We asked executives how they feel about the future of healthcare. Here’s what they said. First statewide universal coverage: Can it happen? May 09, 2016 By Tracey Walker Colorado could have the first statewide universal healthcare system in the country if proposed legislation passes in November. Will it happen? Experts weigh in. Experts assess Trump’s 7-point healthcare plan March 16, 2016 By Tracey Walker We asked industry insiders to detail and analyze each component of Trump’s healthcare plan. The top changes MCOs should expect in 2016 December 18, 2015 By Joel Brill As the healthcare system’s historical transformation continues in 2016, managed care organizations should brace for change. High-deductible health plans: hidden costs September 23, 2015 By Karen Appold Most payers and employers now offer high-deductible health plans (HDHPs), but questions remain regarding whether these options will actually help plans save on healthcare costs. High-deductible health plans: a brief history September 22, 2015 By Karen Appold While the introduction of the Health Insurance Marketplace plans in 2014 has accelerated the trend of more Americans with HDHPs, the number of such plans was already increasing before then. Three ways high-deductible plans foster value September 21, 2015 By Karen Appold Christopher Kerns, MBA, managing director, Research and Insights, The Advisory Board Company, believes high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) will help foster high-value healthcare. High deductibles: why physicians must adjust how they practice February 04, 2015 By Susan Kreimer Accelerated by the Affordable Care Act, high-deductible health plans have emerged as a major trend in healthcare. Placing more financial responsibility on patients for medical services has a direct impact on physician practices. Gain narrow network buy-in December 09, 2014 By Joel Brill Narrow networks have sparked concern that they will unduly limit patient care and lead to increased patient use of out-of-network providers with higher out-of-pocket costs.