What’s Considered Medically Appropriate for Insurance to Be Expanded

Healthy groceries, home-delivered meals, air conditioners and grab bars in the bathroom may soon be some of the “medically appropriate” benefits covered by insurance. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services expanded the definition of “primarily health-related” benefits insurers can include in their Medicare Advantage policies. Beginning in 2019, insurers can provide retirees care and…

AHIP Starts Pilot Program to Improve Provider Directory Information

If knowledge is power, most Americans lack power when it comes to choosing healthcare providers because the quality of resources and number available is poor. America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), a national political advocacy and trade association, has commissioned a pilot program to improve the way information is gathered for provider directories. These directories are…