Ease of Access to Healthcare
Hierarchy of Solutions
Accountable Care Organization (ACO): Emergent/Urgent/Chronic Care prepaid
Network Reference Based Pricing
*High Deductible Plan paired
with Health Savings Accounts are under review for first-dollar coverage.
Article: July 30,
2016 Modern Healthcare
Early last month, (June 2016) U.S. Reps. Diane
Black (R-Tenn.) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.)—both of whom sit on the House Ways
and Means Committee’s Health Subcommittee—introduced a bill that would change
how the federal tax code treats high-deductible health plans that are paired
with tax-exempt health savings accounts.
The bill would allow first-dollar coverage of
exams, prescription drugs and other services for people who have chronic
conditions and are enrolled in a high-deductible health plan. U.S. Treasury
Department regulations provide a safe harbor that allows certain types of
preventive care to be covered for free or at a reduced cost before the
deductible is met. But that exemption does not apply to “any service or benefit
intended to treat an existing illness, injury or condition.”
Strategic Options for Plan and Employee Out of
Pocket Expenses to improve consumer education, treatment compliance and
managing the integrity of the healthcare dollar.