When the U.S. Supreme Court hands down its ruling on Obamacare’s tax credits, it could zap nearly $1 billion from Hoosiers’ finances. In fact, Hoosiers buyers on Obamacare's exchanges have more to lose, as a percentage of their incomes, than the residents of all states other than Alaska and Mississippi.
The CEOs of Anthem, Lilly, Zimmer and Hill-Rom tried to woo investors at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare conference by stressing how they're broadening business beyond plain-old insurance, pharmaceuticals, implants and hospital beds.
Nearly half of all Hoosier workers covered by employer health plans are now enrolled in high-deductible, consumer-directed health plans, according to a new survey. That means the state is about to pass the point of no return on transforming health care into a real marketplace.
Recognizing that more and more Hoosier patients are trying to shop for health care, the Indiana Hospital Association has created a web tool with price and quality information for all hospitals around the state. But bigger changes to the health care system will be needed before consumers have the kind of information they expect in other industries.
The state Medicaid program will pay $24 million more due to the nursing home building boom that occurred in 2014, according to an analysis by accounting firm Myers & Stauffer. The nursing home industry will use that figure to once again argue for halt to new construction.
Five Indianapolis-area hospitals stand to lose more than $7 million in Medicare payments as a penalty for having rates of infections and patient injuries that run higher than most hospitals nationwide.
Indiana University Health will open a dozen urgent care clinics in the Indianapolis area in the next two years, which will nearly double the number of hospital-affiliated urgent care centers in central Indiana. Here's why we're likely to see even more in the future.
The reason competition is so low and prices so high in Indiana’s health insurance market is that Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has participated in a vast conspiracy to inflate prices, according a federal lawsuit that Anthem called "baseless."