Changes in Payer Mix for Michigan Primary Care Physicians: The Impact of Medicaid

Author(s): Megan Slowey, MPH; Melissa Riba, MS; Marianne Udow-Phillips, MHSA After Michigan’s Medicaid expansion, the state’s Medicaid population increased from 1.95 million in March 2014 (19 percent of the population) to 2.4 million in December 2016 (24 percent of the population).1 As a result, Medicaid has become a substantial part of Michigan primary care physician (PCP) practices.Continue reading Changes in Payer Mix for Michigan Primary Care Physicians: The Impact of Medicaid

How the Loss of Cost-Sharing Subsidy Payments is Affecting 2018 Premiums

…Regardless of whether the federal government reimburses insurers for CSR subsidies, insurers are still legally required under the ACA to offer reduced cost-sharing via silver-level plans to low-income consumers with incomes up to 250% of the poverty level. Many insurers anticipated that the CSR payments might not continue and built the loss of payments into their premiumsContinue reading How the Loss of Cost-Sharing Subsidy Payments is Affecting 2018 Premiums