As the third-largest health insurer in Massachusetts, Tufts Health Plan needed proactive federal representation to successfully navigate the rapidly changing health care policy environment.
Tufts Health Plan retained O’Neill and Associates to provide federal relations services on issues relating to Medicare and Medicare Plus Choice, patient rights, privacy issues, HIPAA, electronic commerce, prescription drug coverage, and electronic medical records initiatives.
As Tufts Health Plan’s federal legislative liaison with U.S. House and Senate committees and Members of Congress, O’Neill and Associates has enabled Tufts Health Plan to stay fully current on:
- the annual funding issues involving Plus Choice and physician reimbursement levels that effect Tufts Health Plan’s agreements with physician groups and health care providers; and
- legislation, as introduced, that may significantly impact Tufts Health Plan’s operations, such as electronic medical records initiatives.
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