On June 24, President Trump issued The Executive Order on Improving Price and Quality Transparency in American Healthcare to Put Patients First. This order includes sweeping provisions that could have a significant positive impact on one of the cornerstones of The Alliance: the availability of information to assess and compare the quality and price of health care services.
On June 5, 2019 Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the budget into law. The budget makes an interesting change to the financing of the Illinois Medicaid program, one that will be worth watching for its effect on the overall Illinois health care landscape.
Learn the impact of surprise medical billing from out-of-network providers, the politics of reform and what reform is happening in the United States.
You might think that proposed state laws about insurance benefits won’t impact your self-funded benefit plan due to the federal ERISA law. Think again. State legislation is increasingly having an impact on self-funded benefit plans.
As proposed legislation and regulation moves through the federal and state lawmaking process, employers can contact their legislators or participate in other Alliance activities aimed at alerting policymakers to the potential impact of their actions.
A $44 million tax bill was sent to an employer who made that mistake and then turned to John Barlament, a partner at Quarles and Brady, for help in correcting the issue. While the penalty was eventually corrected and reduced to zero, the situation shows the potential problems that employers can face when dealing with health benefits regulations.