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Alternative pay models stifled by lack of private payer interest

Alternative pay models stifled by lack of private payer interest

By Virgil Dickson  |  April 02, 2018

A CMS initiative encouraging states to develop alternative pay models has failed to make a dent in health expenditures, partly due to private insurers' lack of interest in the programs, according to a new analysis.

Health insurers' business is booming, White House says

Health insurers' business is booming, White House says

By Shelby Livingston  |  March 21, 2018

Health insurers have become more profitable since the Affordable Care Act took effect, according to the White House Council of Economic Advisers, despite initial stumbles on the public exchanges.

UnitedHealth hits back at Envision over ER billing practices

UnitedHealth hits back at Envision over ER billing practices

By Shelby Livingston  |  March 20, 2018

UnitedHealth and physician staffing firm Envision Healthcare are locked in a dispute over ER payment issues. UnitedHealth recently launched a website about Envision's "outrageous billing practices" in response to Envision's lawsuit against the insurer.

Senators ask Azar to review Anthem ER policy

Senators ask Azar to review Anthem ER policy

By Shelby Livingston  |  March 07, 2018

Sens. Benjamin Cardin and Claire McCaskill called on HHS Secretary Alex Azar and Labor Secretary Alexander Costa to look into whether Anthem's emergency room policy violates federal law.

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