Read about the ideas (paraphrased below) that you and
your peers are exchanging lately online:
>>A number of listeners on a recent State Refor(u)m webinar had questions
about stand-alone dental benefits. Colin Reusch
from the Children's Dental Health Project told the community:
Qualified Health Plans do not have to
provide the pediatric oral services portion of the Essential Health
Benefits Package if a stand-alone dental plan is participating.
>>A comment from Dr.
Rauner underscored the need to think critically about medical home
program evaluations and meta-analyses:
One of my biggest
concerns is that many PCMH pilots may either unintentionally or
intentionally be set up to fail. A pilot that is too short in length or
misdirected is unlikely to work.
more, and weigh in
Gardiner of the Small Business Majority answered some SHOP questions,
premiums. In part, he
Beginning in 2014,
health plans may only vary premiums based on scope of coverage,
geography, tobacco use, wellness program participation and age.