June 27, 2019 | Ross Weiler

New HRA Regulations Could Expand Coverage, But Also Add Market Risks

By Ross D. Weiler Principal, Day Health Strategies Under current law, Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) qualify for preferential (i.e. pre-tax) treatment because they are considered group health plans. As group health plans, HRAs must meet certain Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements. The use of HRAs to purchase health insurance on the individual MORE

May 14, 2019 | Lisette Roman

Healthcare Innovation: Mass. Medicaid ACOs Prepare to Partner With Community Organizations on Housing, Nutrition

“In Massachusetts, 17 Medicaid accountable care organizations (ACOs) are working to meet a June 1 deadline to submit a budget and high-level plan to the Commonwealth about how they will take advantage of new funding to support the restructuring of MassHealth’s delivery system to promote integrated, coordinated care and hold providers accountable for quality and MORE

April 9, 2019 | Rosemarie Day

MedPage Today: Conservatives: We Do Have a Healthcare Plan

“Critics of the proposal say it will harm low-income patients. “The plan stipulates that at least half of a state’s grant funding would be used to provide coverage for low-income populations,” said Rosemarie Day, a healthcare consultant in Somerville, Massachusetts, in an email. “This is far less than what the ACA’s funding is for low-income MORE