On October 1, 2013 Health Insurance Exchanges (aka Insurance Marketplaces or HIX) will start operating. Here is an overview of some of the things consumer can expect. Click the "play" icon to view a presentation from Kaiser Family Foundation. "Obamacare" is short for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Our firm specializes in Obamacare HIX and Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Strategies, and healthcare economics related to disruptive standards such as ICD-10, Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records, and CORE Operating Rules.
December 20, 2012 - HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced three more states that are tracking on time to implement health care law by establishing Health Insurance Exchanges (HIX). HHS issued the first conditional approval of a State Partnership Exchange to Delaware and Minnesota and Rhode Island. Second Order Effects of the HIX Movement State Exchanges [...]
In healthcare, the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) introduces a new income definition—Modified Adjusted Gross Income (“MAGI”) for determining Medicaid income eligibility across the country. MAGI, pronounced the same way as the Biblical term, will be a regular figure in future accounts of who has access to the best prices for health care coverage and will be relevant for Insurance Exchanges ("HIX").
As of Wednesday November 14th, here is an update on which direction each state is headed. States have until Friday November 16th to declare their intentions, although States received extra time from U.S. Health and Human Services to submit operating plans for the Insurance Exchanges until December, 2012.