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Aetna drops Delaware Medicaid plan
By Bob Herman | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Aetna will shut down its Delaware Medicaid plan by year-end after the insurer and the state couldn't agree on new managed-care rates.
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Lucia Savage named new chief privacy officer at ONC
Modern Healthcare | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Lucia Savage, 52, will be chief privacy officer for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, replacing Joy Pritts, effective Oct. 20.
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Delaware's Medicaid program dumps Aetna for Highmark
By Bob Herman | October 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Aetna will shut down its Medicaid plan in Delaware by the end of this year because the publicly traded insurer and the state couldn't agree on new managed-care rates.
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UnitedHealth's earnings suggest tame medical spending
By Bob Herman | October 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
UnitedHealth Group's profit per share in the third quarter exceeded Wall Street's estimates in large part because of lower-than-expected medical costs, giving hope for other health insurers that healthcare spending is still being held in check.
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ONC appoints new privacy chief
By Darius Tahir | October 14, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology announced Tuesday that Lucia Savage, formerly a lawyer with insurer UnitedHealthcare, will become the office's new chief privacy officer. She will join the agency Oct. 20.
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Two major insurers recognize telemedicine
Las Vegas Review-Journal | October 06, 2014
Nevada's two biggest insurers—Anthem and UnitedHealthcare—have rolled out programs that let consumers visit with a doctor online anytime for routine conditions. The idea? Let patients check in with a doc from home or work to spare the hassle of an in-office visit, and to cut down on...
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Insurers vying for Obamacare business signal healthy exchange markets
Paul Demko | September 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The number of insurers selling products on the state and federal exchanges will increase by at least 25% for 2015, the CMS announced Tuesday. There will be 77 additional health plans participating in the 44 states for which data is currently available. In 36 of the 44 states, there will be at least...
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UPMC-Highmark feud prompts employer to ditch Highmark, others may follow
Bob Herman | September 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Erie Indemnity Co., an Erie, Pa.-based company that provides automobile, home and life insurance, has decided to drop Highmark as the health plan for its 4,600 employees, due in large part to the ongoing blood feud between insurer Highmark and hospital giant UPMC. Its decision could be a harbinger...
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Slavitt named second-in-command at CMS
Paul Demko | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Andrew Slavitt has huge responsibilities and challenges ahead as the new second-in-command at the CMS.
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Video | The healthcare payment revolution is now
Modern Healthcare | July 20, 2014
Value-based reimbursement now makes up some portion of the revenue stream for most providers. Within a few years it will exceed 50%. Experts question whether providers and insurers are truly prepared for the pace of change.
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