The health insurance landscape will change dramatically over the next few months, as enrollment in health insurance exchanges begins Oct. 1 and coverage on Jan. 1, 2014. While the exact aftermath is uncertain, many are making predictions based on reports out about how the early exchanges have worked and the evolution of coverage in Massachusetts, which was a model for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
The rules, regulations and cost of employee benefits will fluctuate over the coming years based on healthcare reform's individual mandate, employer mandate and health insurance exchanges.
The article is written by Adam C. Powell, PhD, President of Payer+Provider Syndicate, a consulting firm which uses teams of economists, health services researchers and physicians to provide precise answers to operational challenges faced by health insurance companies and hospitals.
A recent report in Medscape News covered how health insurance exchanges will impact physician practices and income.