The requests garnered approval on Aug. 22 from the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance and now head to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for final approval. Two insurers revised original requests for deeper decreases after a commitment from the federal government on risk adjustment payments.
This is the first in an on-going series that will look at a wide range of issues, including the economy, infrastructure and manufacturing, facing Tennessee’s next governor.
Continue reading “With primaries in the rearview, health care leaders wait for details to emerge from Dean and Lee”
Saint Thomas Health has a workaround for its surgical and obstetrics patients ahead of a potential lapse in an anesthesia contract that could ripple across Middle Tennessee.
Continue reading “Deadline looms as BCBST, Anesthesia Medical Group stalemate continues”
The debut pilot study from the new Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy spotlighted the challenge in finding an opioid use disorder treatment that doesn’t require self-pay in four states, including Tennessee, particularly for pregnant women.
Continue reading “Cash is king in opioid treatment centers, new Vanderbilt policy center finds”
Family and Children’s Service is expecting an estimated $1.1 million cut in federal funding to operate its statewide health insurance enrollment network, according to a program director.
Continue reading “Get Covered Tennessee braces for ‘huge impact,’ possible layoffs as HHS cuts navigator funds”
Some health insurance shoppers in Tennessee will see pre-subsidy premiums fall even as insurers plan for fewer healthy people to enroll.
Continue reading “At a glance: Tennessee’s 2019 ACA premiums, risk adjustment impact”
Health:Further’s David Shifrin invited me on ‘The Future of Health’ podcast to talk about the BirdDog experiment and Nashville’s health care industry from an observer’s perspective.
Continue reading “Podcast: Holly talks what puts health care on edge + why politicians, execs need to answer hard questions”
The row could mean more surprise bills for patients. Mid-state hospitals “find themselves between a rock and a hard place.” Balance billing is a tough health care problem to fix.
Continue reading “Anesthesia group, BCBST quarrel puts Middle Tennessee hospitals in limbo”
The distinguishing characteristic of Tennessee’s 2019 individual health insurance market may be competition—and geography will matter.
Continue reading “Competition shakes up Tennessee ACA exchange: Highlights urban-rural divide, ups interest in cost impact”