Month: November 2014

Covered California November Board Meeting

November 21, 2014

If you didn’t catch our live-tweet session during yesterday’s Covered California Board Meeting, now’s the time to catch up. The quick meeting reviewed the start of open enrollment, next steps, and previewed considerations for 2016. Open Enrollment Updates The Covered California…

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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts' new Medicaid waiver

November 21, 2014

Recently Massachusetts received approval from CMS to extend their §1115 Medicaid waiver demonstration project (also known as MassHealth). Through a Medicaid waiver, the state aims to continue creating delivery system transformations and to better align the Commonwealth’s programs…

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California's Implementation of the 2010 DSRIP Waiver

November 20, 2014

Summary of California’s Implementation of the 2010 DSRIP Waiver – 3rd Year California Health Care Safety Net Institute, Aggregate Public Hospital System Annual Report in California’s §1115 Medicaid Waiver’s Delivery System Incentive Program Demonstration Year 8 (December…

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Sign Up for Coverage: It’s Easy as 1, 2, 3

November 14, 2014

In case you haven’t heard: open enrollment for Covered California and other private individual plans begins tomorrow! ITUP is super excited and has been celebrating on the Covered California bus all week. Now we have a quick message you can deliver to friends, family, and clients:…

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WE ARE IN! – 3 DAYS TO GO

November 12, 2014

Just off the Covered California bus after two great days in the Bay Area and Central Valley. Carolina Coleman is on the bus today, then John Connolly on Thursday, and Chauntrece Washington on Friday. They hope to see you if you are at one of the bus stops. Open enrollment begins…

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Covered CA Bus Makes the Rounds

November 10, 2014

This morning our state’s health insurance exchange took off on a road trip. Covered California staff, stakeholders, and supporters loaded up on a custom bus for a nine day trip with stops in 21 cities to get the message out: affordable health care is here. ITUP is excited to participate…

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Coverage Resources Available: Help with Complaints & Concerns

November 4, 2014

Today on Ask ITUP we have a question on where to go for concerns, complaints, and questions. How can consumers make complaints about coverage? It depends on the type of concern. For example, insurance companies have formal grievance processes for claim and prior authorization denials.…

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Rate of Health Spending Falls

November 3, 2014

CMS’ Office of the Actuary reports in Health Affairs on the increases in health spending. For the period 1990-2008, health spending grew at 7.2% annually or 2% higher than GDP growth. For the five-year period 2008-2013, the rate of health spending fell by more than 50% and grew…

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