Half of all consumers who received advance tax credit subsidies for health insurance in 2014 would have to pay back a portion of them to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), according to a new analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Premera Blue Cross and Lifewise Health Plan had websites offering protections for affected individuals ready to go the day they announced a breach of up to 11 million records of members, vendors and employees.
Expanding blood pressure screenings to non-primary care settings can help identify more patients with high blood pressure and could contribute to better hypertension control and management, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in The Journal of Clinical Hypertension.
Health plans focused on communicating more effectively with their members got good news from the J.D. Power 2015 Member Health Plan Study, which showed a 17 point bump in satisfaction in the areas of information and communication.
Provisions of the Affordable Care Act will cost $142 billion less over the 2016–2025 period than originally estimated by government agencies, due to slower premium growth and changes in enrollment sources.
The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute has awarded Kaiser Permanente $14.4 million to compare strategies for active surveillance of current and former smokers to scan for potentially cancerous small growths in the lungs, including more versus less intensive strategies.
Kaiser Permanente Southern California's population-based program for men with prostate cancer has led to improved outcomes, according to a study published in Urology Practice.
Marketplace websites could be doing significantly more to help consumers make informed choices about their health plans, according to a new study.
A low-fat plant-based vegan diet may help obese children lower their risk of heart disease, finds a new study from Cleveland Clinic.