Month: August 2014

CareFirst to Increase 2015 Healthcare Exchange Premiums; Others to Decrease or Hold Steady

On Friday, August 22nd, the Maryland Insurance Administration released the final insurance rates for individuals buying health insurance plans under the health exchange. In early June of this year, CareFirst proposed drastic premium increases of 23 – 30 percent; fortunately for individual consumers, CareFirst will only be allowed an increase of 9.8 – 16.2 percent. …

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Medicare to Pay Doctors for Chronic Care Management

2015 will bring some well-deserved additional reimbursement for primary care physicians and other providers that manage some of the most difficult patients in the healthcare system: those with multiple chronic illnesses. Beginning in 2015, Medicare is going to begin to make separate, monthly payments to physicians for chronic care management (CCM) services. These services include …

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