Even though Mayo Clinic has been ahead of the curve in studying how to measure and reward value in healthcare delivery, it isn't immune to challenges such as physician burnout and the mounting pressure to reduce costs and adopt value-based payment models. Mayo President and CEO Dr. John Noseworthy...
Both Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump have reportedly tapped policy experts with some healthcare experience for their transition teams.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, the state's dominant health insurance company, said Friday it will not sell individual plans on the insurance marketplace for 2017. However, it is not a full exit, as the insurer will keep a small presence in the off-exchange market.
Health insurers that sell plans on the federal HealthCare.gov marketplace may not face “enforcement remedies” in 2017 if they fail to follow all of the rules around consumer complaints, the CMS said in a recent memo.
Hundreds of UnitedHealthcare beneficiaries can sue the insurer as a class over its mental health coverage, a California federal judge ruled Monday.
A poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation found people ranked health insurance companies almost as unfavorably as pharmaceutical companies and oil conglomerates, due in no small part to insurers' reputation for poor customer service.
New data from the U.S. Census Bureau confirmed just 9.1% of Americans had no health insurance in 2015, the lowest rate ever recorded and a figure that has been pinned to the ACA coverage expansion. Uninsured rates went down across nearly all races, age groups and income levels from 2014 to 2015.
ConnectiCare said it discussed its planned departure with state regulators and its beneficiaries and ultimately decided to stay in the ACA market. The company had earlier said it would leave in the wake of a state court's Sept. 9 rejection of the insurer's attempt to force through a proposed 27%...
Health Republic Insurance of New Jersey will be placed in rehabilitation, which will allow current customers to continue to use their health insurance policies through year-end. The state Banking and Insurance Department said the co-op will advise clients on their 2017 options.
New Jersey's insurance regulator on Monday shut down the state's co-op insurer because of its deteriorating financial conditions, marking the demise of yet another Affordable Care Act insurer.
Following the exodus of UnitedHealthcare and Aetna from insurance exchanges established by the ACA, President Barack Obama met Monday with the heads of some of the remaining payers to discuss the future of the federal insurance marketplace.
New York's Department of Financial Services has issued an emergency regulation intended to help the state's health insurers deal with a federal requirement that puts some under sharp financial stress.