NAHU Washington Update - 04/29/2016  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  This Week in Congress
•  CMS Releases Proposed Rule on MACRA
•  Final Rules Released on Medicaid Managed Care
•  HSA Limits Released for 2017
•  Compliance Cornered: Will a HIPAA Audit be in Your Future?
•  Register Now for May’s Compliance Corner Webinar!
•  Two Weeks Remaining for Legislative Council Applications
•  The ShiftShapers Podcast with David Saltzman
•  HUPAC Roundup
•  What We’re Reading

 

Register Now for May’s Compliance Corner Webinar!

Join Chris Pyle from Delta Dental of Virginia for a NAHU member-exclusive Compliance Corner webinar on Thursday, May 12, at 1 p.m. Eastern titled, “The Unintended Consequences of Health Care Reform: How Changes in Coverage May Affect Patients’ Pocketbooks.” Americans shopping on federal and state-based exchanges do not behave exactly like shoppers in the traditional commercial market. Price tends to be the driving consideration when making a purchase. When it comes to purchasing pediatric dental coverage, consumers may be surprised by their out-of-pocket dentist office expenses when they discover that the lowest price health plan was lowest price for a reason. When a carrier embeds pediatric dental benefits into an overall health plan and then subjects the dental benefits to the medical deductible, consumers may believe their children are covered, only to discover that their benefits don’t kick in until they have met a hefty medical deductible. This presentation will describe the different ways that pediatric dental benefits can be offered on and off of exchanges and will review some treatment scenarios to compare the out-of-pocket implications of various options...

Join Chris Pyle from Delta Dental of Virginia for a NAHU member-exclusive Compliance Corner webinar on Thursday, May 12, at 1 p.m. Eastern titled, “The Unintended Consequences of Health Care Reform: How Changes in Coverage May Affect Patients’ Pocketbooks.” Americans shopping on federal and state-based exchanges do not behave exactly like shoppers in the traditional commercial market. Price tends to be the driving consideration when making a purchase. When it comes to purchasing pediatric dental coverage, consumers may be surprised by their out-of-pocket dentist office expenses when they discover that the lowest price health plan was lowest price for a reason. When a carrier embeds pediatric dental benefits into an overall health plan and then subjects the dental benefits to the medical deductible, consumers may believe their children are covered, only to discover that their benefits don’t kick in until they have met a hefty medical deductible. This presentation will describe the different ways that pediatric dental benefits can be offered on and off of exchanges and will review some treatment scenarios to compare the out-of-pocket implications of various options.

The session is limited to 1,000 participants; if you can't make it or it fills up, the session will be recorded and the slides and webinar recording will be posted online.

You can register for the webinar here.