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Implementing Health Reform: Essential Health Benefits, Actuarial Value, And Accreditation

November 23, 2012  /  Public Health, Wellness Programs

On November 20, 2012, the Departments of Health and Human Service, Labor and Treasury released a flood of proposed Affordable Care Act proposed rules and guidances. …. The largest gap in many base benchmark plans may be habilitation services. via Health Affairs (blog)

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Implementing Health Reform: Wellness Programs And Medicaid FAQ

November 21, 2012  /  Wellness Programs

The agencies also released a study of wellness programs and a wellness program fact sheet. Wellness programs are authorized under the Affordable Care Act as an exception to the general prohibition on health status underwriting. As of January 1, 2014, … via Health Affairs (blog)

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National Prevention Strategy: America’s Plan for Better Health and Wellness

June 1, 2011  /  Disease Management, Public Health, Wellness Programs

The Affordable Care Act, landmark health legislation passed in 2010, created the National Prevention Council and called for the development of the National Prevention Strategy to realize the benefits of prevention for all Americans’ health. The National Prevention Strategy is critical to the prevention focus of the Affordable Care Act and builds on the law’s efforts to lower health care costs, […]

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