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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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Physician Compensation Report: Top and Bottom Earners by Specialty, Gender, And More…

Check out this infographic, recently published by Medscape, based on a 2014 physician survey. The survey looked at the top and bottom earners based on specialty, geographic location, and workplace settings. The survey also looked at the compensation between male and female providers, with female providers bringing in only 76% of what their male counterparts earn. The …

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Health Insurance Exchange Plans & Patient Balances

At Healthcare Data Management, we are in the process of actively learning as much as we can about the new health exchange insurance products in Maryland, and the impact that they may have on local physician practices. As information becomes available, we will  continue to provide you with pertinent information and updates. For today, we wanted to draw …

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