4. The Healthcare Labyrinth’s Healthcare Review for 2023 and Predictions for 2024

Millions of Americans feel confused and frustrated in their search for quality healthcare coverage.

Between out-of-control costs, countless inefficiencies, a lack of affordable universal access, and little focus on wellness and prevention, the system is clearly in dire need of change.

Hosted by healthcare policy and technology expert Marc S. Ryan, the Healthcare Labyrinth Podcast offers accessible, incisive deep dives on the most pressing issues and events in American healthcare.

Marc seeks to help Americans become wiser consumers and navigate the healthcare maze with more confidence and certainty through the Healthcare Labyrinth website.

Marc is an unconventional Republican who believes that affordable universal access is a wise and prudent investment. He recommends common-sense solutions to reform American healthcare.

Tune in every week as Marc examines the latest developments in the space, offering analysis, insights, and predictions on the changing state of healthcare in America.

On this episode of the Healthcare Labyrinth Podcast, Marc shares a healthcare review for 2023 and predictions for 2024.

Marc revisits major news from 2023 around utilization, legislation, and more before using the context to explain where healthcare is headed during 2024.

Listen in to learn how the healthcare system is continually evolving as momentum picks up in the near future.

Key Takeaways  

Healthcare utilization experienced an upward trend during 2023

America hit a record low uninsured rate during 2023

Health plans began improving care management to be more engaging and service-based

Capitol Hill called attention to hospitals for their lack of commitment to charity care

A high bankruptcy rate occurred within healthcare systems in 2023

Cigna and Humana ended merger talks for the time being

Insurtechs had a mix of good and bad news throughout 2023

Most healthcare legislations did not pass in 2023 due to political disruptions 

CEO of Humana Bruce D. Broussard announced that he’ll be stepping down in the second half of 2024

Medicare spending was much lower than originally thought according to a recent study

The Medicare Advantage Risk Adjustment Data Validation (RADV) program could lead to massive recoupments

The Minimum Medical Loss Ratio Rule is being reviewed for whether health plans are inflating costs to avoid rebate 

Influential voices call for major healthcare changes such as repealing the Affordable Care Act

Healthcare systems are switching focus on private equity as well as digital health

Legislation could take on payment transparency as an upcoming trend

The first ten drugs of the Medicare Drug Price Negotiation were announced

Three major cases are on the horizon for healthcare

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