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Anthem makes changes to controversial ED program

Anthem makes changes to controversial ED program

By Shelby Livingston  |  February 15, 2018

Indianapolis-based Anthem said it has made several exceptions to its controversial ER program. But providers argue the changes are not enough to mitigate the harm Anthem's policy is causing patients.

Guest commentary: Don't fear the disrupters or the disruption

Guest commentary: Don't fear the disrupters or the disruption

By Elliot Joseph  |  February 08, 2018

The healthcare industry has had its share of turmoil in recent years. But news of the Aetna/CVS Health merger in October set a new standard for disruption—and it signaled we'd see more nontraditional alliances.

Oscar Health drives membership growth through narrow network strategy

Oscar Health drives membership growth through narrow network strategy

By Shelby Livingston  |  February 06, 2018

New York-based insurer Oscar Health's individual membership surged to roughly 252,500 this year from about 100,000 in 2017. A narrow provider network with a big name health system at the center is the cornerstone of its strategy.

Health system, insurer stocks fare better than S&P

Health system, insurer stocks fare better than S&P

By Tara Bannow  |  February 05, 2018

When the S&P 500 and Dow Jones industrial average fell by more than 4% Monday, many stocks of publicly traded health systems and health insurance carriers fell along with them, but not quite as much as the broader market.

Health Plan Alliance president to retire

Health Plan Alliance president to retire

By Shelby Livingston  |  February 05, 2018

Cathy Eddy, founder and president of the Health Plan Alliance, is retiring at the end of April. Joe Lastinger, a former Baylor Scott & White Health executive, will take over as president effective immediately.

Cigna CEO sees opportunity in Amazon's new venture

Cigna CEO sees opportunity in Amazon's new venture

By Shelby Livingston  |  February 01, 2018

Cigna Corp. CEO David Cordani said there's opportunity for the insurer in the Amazon-JPMorgan Chase-Berkshire Hathaway venture. Meanwhile, the insurer reported that customer growth and higher premiums and fees helped boost its 2017 revenue.

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