Posts filed under ‘Affordable Care Act’

Alternative Risk-Based Payment Models: An Overview


Throughout our series of blogs, we at MedSpan Research have been exploring trends in the healthcare industry (such as care pathways and high-deductible health plans). In this blog, we will explore another major change in healthcare: risk-based alternative payment models.

Continue Reading February 29, 2016 at 8:30 PM 1 comment

Payer 101: Three things every healthcare market researcher should know


How much do you know about the U.S. health insurance landscape?

In this post, we’ll discuss three basic aspects of U.S. health plan payers: type, geography, and size. Understanding these aspects will help you design a study sample that is representative of your market.

Continue Reading July 29, 2015 at 4:07 PM 18 comments

Medspan’s Tri-Weekly Newsletter–See What We Have Learned and You Should Know


In May 2015, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a 653-page rule that is likely to create the largest changes in managed Medicaid in over ten years. Read the full blog to learn more.

Continue Reading June 23, 2015 at 9:32 AM Leave a comment

American Healthcare Consumers’ Opinions Regarding Healthcare Depends on the Questions Asked


American Consumers’ Opinion Regarding the Affordable Care Act and the Individual Mandate that Would Charge Each Person for Not Obtaining Health Insurance Depends on the Understanding of the Question Being Asked.

Continue Reading April 23, 2015 at 11:15 AM Leave a comment

A Controversial Topic- End of Life Cost of Care Reduced in Hospice


On average, hospice saves $8,700 (12%) in cost of care per patient during the last year of life. Hospice reduces the need for hospitalizations and intensive care unit stays.

Continue Reading April 8, 2015 at 11:06 AM Leave a comment

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