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MA enrollment in rural areas nearly quadrupled since 2010, KFF finds

Healthcare Dive

More rural seniors are turning to MA, but the plans can offer limited provider networks. That could prove an additional challenge for rural beneficiaries who already have to travel further distances for care.

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Lactation coverage advocates say ACA mandate is still not enforced

Fierce Healthcare

When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed in 2010, the legislation set forth requirements for insurers to cover lactation services for mothers, a stark contrast from expecting families to pay o | The Affordable Care Act says insurance companies must front the cost for lactation care.

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As large employers back away from self-insurance, small- and medium-sized ones embrace it: EBRI

Fierce Healthcare

As large employers take a step back from self-insurance, small- and medium-sized employers are taking a step forward in embracing that coverage option, according to an issue brief by the Employee B | The share of large employers offering self-insurance options to employees steadily declined since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, with it dropping (..)

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Happy 12th Birthday, Affordable Care Act—You’ve Grown So Much!

Center for Health Insurance Reform

The Affordable Care Act was signed into law on March 23, 2010. On the law's 12th birthday, Karen Davenport pays tribute to its hard-won coverage gains and describes the gaps that remain. Continue reading → The post Happy 12th Birthday, Affordable Care Act—You’ve Grown So Much! appeared first on Center on Health Insurance Reforms.

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Hospitals' risk of data breach doubles just before, after a merger deal, research shows

Fierce Healthcare

Between 2010 and 2022, U.S. | A recent analysis of 2010-2022 data found that the year before and after closing a merger are risky for hospitals, due to their higher public profile and the marriage of mismatching data systems.

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Innovation in Population Data Analytics

HealthIT Answers

A 2010 Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Project was SMART’s first ONC funding opportunity that led to the creation of the SMART on FHIR API. The post Innovation in Population Data Analytics appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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Access to Uterus Transplantation and the Workplace

Bill of Health

In the United Kingdom, it is against the law to discriminate against anyone who is pregnant or on maternity leave, as they are both protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.

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