health reform

Aetna looks to healthcare IT for new revenue, cost-cutting

Aetna, Inc., the third largest health insurer in the U.S., will be making a new strategic leap into health information technology, according to its president Mark Bertolini. And we’re not talking mundane enterprise spending on, say, storage — Aetna’s looking at IT spending as a means of saving money and even generating new revenue. At […]

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Editor’s View: For now, reform the least of providers’ worries

As an editor, I have the luxury of stepping back and looking at the healthcare industry¬†from Mount Everest. And from that 10,000 foot view, it’s become clear to me that we’re paying way too much attention to reform in some quarters. Yes, I meant just what I said. Let’s be realistic. While healthcare reform will […]

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Congressional groundswell emerging to change tax provision in reform law

Congress may change tax reporting requirements under reform law

The reform law may be facing its first serious challenge, with Democrats joining Republicans to seek repeal of a tax provision in reform legislation. According to The New York Times, current rules within PPACA require businesses to file a 1099 form naming anyone to whom they pay $600 or more for goods or services in […]

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