Gap Insurance Trend Protects Employees from Crippling Out-of-Pocket Costs and Offers Clinical Laboratories New Method to Receive Payments

Medical laboratory and pathology groups could benefit from trend by receiving payments for testing services from secondary payer rather than directly from patient As high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) become the norm for more Americans, gap insurance is being touted as an innovative way to protect consumers from crippling healthcare costs. This added insurance protection is proving attractive to a growing number of patients with HDHPs. Use of gap plans by more patients also could benefit...

CMS’s ‘Innovation Center’ May Be the Affordable Care Act’s Lasting Legacy, Particularly as It Works to Replace Fee-for-Service Payments with New Reimbursement Models

Clinical laboratories and pathology groups feel the impact of many of the Center’s demonstration projects that move healthcare toward value-based reimbursement One perennial criticism of this nation’s healthcare system is that it is slow to innovate. Technologies and management principals widely adopted by many industries may take a decade or longer to gain acceptance by hospitals, physicians, and clinical laboratories. To encourage faster adoption by useful technologies and innovations by...
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