In January, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina launched an online site that allows the public to see how much it pays particular providers for certain services. An unexpected group pushed BCBS of North Carolina to expand its price transparency efforts—physicians.
Medicare Advantage has been held up as a source of solid growth for health insurers. Humana's reach and expertise in the market attracted Aetna's $37 billion buyout bid. But not all Advantage plans are benefiting from the enrollment wave.
Todd Kennedy has been named president of Providence Health System in Mobile, Ala. Kennedy, 39, will start on Sept. 7. He replaces Clark Christianson, who is retiring.
Some experts are questioning the fairness and wisdom of charging inmates in prisons and jails co-payments for healthcare services, a practice now in 38 states.
Now that the Food and Drug Administration has given the OK to two pricey drugs that treat high cholesterol, health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers are evaluating if one drug should receive preferred coverage over the other.
Billions of dollars flowing from settlements in mass tort litigation have recently spurred a new twist on a familiar business—medical lending.
Elizabeth Dunne has been named president and CEO of Vancouver, Wash.-based PeaceHealth.
Iowa's Department of Human Services has awarded Medicaid managed-care contracts to AmeriHealth Caritas, Anthem, UnitedHealthcare and WellCare Health Plans, a move that will funnel the state's $4.2 billion Medicaid program into the hands of private insurers.
Data Points for the week of Aug. 24, 2015, covered the following topics: Insulin drug Humulin, physicians accepting Medicaid patients, Medicare patient expenditures, postponing care because of the cost and babies born through reproductive technology
Modern Healthcare and sister publication Advertising Age are proud to announce the finalists in the second annual Healthcare Marketing IMPACT Awards competition.
Increased collaboration between providers and payers is inevitable, but that doesn't mean the future financial interests of these oft-warring parties will align, say healthcare leaders surveyed in Modern Healthcare's third-quarter CEO Power Panel poll.
Behind the scenes of the months-long Humana acquisition drama, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini bested Cigna Corp. CEO David Cordani at every turn. Cordani wound up getting very little of what he wanted, including a top job.