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Shelby Livingston

Reporter / Nashville

Shelby Livingston is an insurance reporter. Before joining Modern Healthcare in 2016, she covered employee benefits at Business Insurance magazine. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and a bachelor’s in English from Clemson University.

Some startup insurers are ditching the deductible


September 15, 2018

Two health insurance startups that are ditching high-deductible plans in favor of straightforward copays illustrate a growing sentiment that having patients pay more out of pocket won't tame rising healthcare costs and could harm patients' health.

High winds and water surround a house as Hurricane Florence hits Swansboro N.C., Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.

Hospitals face Hurricane Florence head on


September 14, 2018

North Carolina hospitals hunkered down and waited for emergency patients to arrive after Hurricane Florence pummeled the coast near Wrightsville Beach on Friday morning.

More Medicare Advantage upcoding could follow court ruling


September 12, 2018

A federal judge's recent decision to vacate the 2014 Medicare Advantage overpayment rule paves the way for insurers to continue upcoding to reap higher CMS payments that could cost billions of dollars, experts said.

The Charleston, S.C.-based Roper St. Francis engineering team tests its generators in preparation for Hurricane Florence.

Hospitals in the Carolinas prep for Hurricane Florence


September 11, 2018

Coastal hospitals that have long endured threats from hurricanes have launched into time-tested emergency preparations this week, while inland hospitals are gearing up to take in acute patients to be transferred from the coast.

Premium increases projected to be modest in 2019


September 10, 2018

Premiums for Affordable Care Act individual insurance coverage are set to rise much more modestly in 2019 than in previous years. But those hikes could have been even lower without Trump administration and congressional action last year.

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