Proposed 2018 exchange premiums for the most popular type of exchange plan (silver) are 18 percent higher, on average, compared to last year. This finding comes from an Avalere analysis of data from eight states that have submitted early rate filings.
New quality measures to address malnutrition among hospitalized older adults are now being evaluated by the National Quality Forum (NQF) for endorsement, and by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for inclusion in their Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program.
Policies implemented to address issues that dogged enrollment in the Medicare Advantage and Part D programs in their early stages could aid the Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance marketplaces, according to a new policy brief.
An updated analysis from Avalere finds 2017 premium increases continue to vary significantly by geography as more states publish their proposed rates for individual market exchange plans.