affordable care act

  • Risk And Reward: The Bundled Payment Opportunity For Tech Startups Crunch Network

    Risk And Reward: The Bundled Payment Opportunity For Tech Startups

    A key goal of the Affordable Care Act is to lower healthcare costs by prioritizing the quality of care over the quantity of services provided to patients. To that end, the Obama administration is moving quickly to adopt Alternative Payment Methods (APMs), such as a bundled payment system that fixes the amount Medicare will reimburse medical providers for specific episodes of care. Read More

  • Obamacare Passes The 6M Mark After “Between Two Ferns” Viral Bump

    Obamacare Passes The 6M Mark After “Between Two Ferns” Viral Bump

    Today the government announced that the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, has passed the 6 million signup mark, putting it within striking distance of its original goals. The enrollment level is notable due to the law’s troubled technological rollout. The catastrophic failure of Healthcare.gov is the stuff of legends now. To accelerate sign-ups and generate more attention… Read More

  • Healthcare.gov Likely Broken Until Key Thanksgiving Deadline

    Healthcare.gov Likely Broken Until Key Thanksgiving Deadline

    Healthcare.gov is going to be broken until the end of November, says Jeff Zients, a consultant brought in to fix the beleaguered federal health insurance e-commerce website. On a press conference call, Zients finally acknowledged wide-spread enrollment problems, estimating that only 3 in 10 users have been able to sign up and complete an application (or a measly 700,000… Read More