Cigna Corp. and SCAN Health Plan agreed to an alliance Tuesday in which both health insurers will provide retiree Medicare Advantage benefits to California employers.
Private insurers have eyed Medicare Advantage as a huge opportunity for growth. Providers would be well-served to partner more with those health plans, according to two healthcare leaders.
In a lawsuit that will go before a state judge this week, eight not-for-profit hospitals in western Pennsylvania will argue that health insurer Highmark improperly trimmed Medicare Advantage payments by 2% last year following federal budget cuts.
Health plan officials will gather in Washington amid ominous ambiguity about the future of the Affordable Care Act's private insurance expansion.
Regarding the Feb. 23 cover story “Hospitals face closures as 'a new day in healthcare' dawns,” it's a great article. Unfortunately, these closures will eventually place the basic ability to care for our citizens at risk, especially in rapid response to superbugs, Ebola/SARS, natural...
DaVita HealthCare Partners anticipates a $100 million reduction in its 2016 operating income if the CMS finalizes proposed changes to Medicare Advantage rates.
The CMS plans to more closely monitor Medicare Advantage insurers' provider networks and may fine or otherwise sanction plans that don't accurately show which doctors are available at in-network prices.
Paula Ercolini is one of about 1.8 million seniors who are part of a Medicare Advantage advocacy group that is blitzing the airwaves and putting pressure on the Obama administration and Congress.
The CMS has proposed increasing health insurers' Medicare Advantage payments by 1.05% for 2016, a move that kicks off a 45-day dogfight in Washington before the rates are cemented.
The U.S. Justice Department has asked health insurer Humana for information related to its Medicare Advantage risk-adjustment practices, building off a whistle-blower case from several years ago, Humana said in a regulatory filing late Wednesday.
Health insurance lobbyists are sharpening their knives this week in preparation for the CMS' scheduled announcement of preliminary 2016 Medicare Advantage payment rates after the markets close Friday.
Health insurance giant Anthem, formerly known as WellPoint, closed its 2014 books with fourth-quarter earnings more than triple those in the same period the prior year.