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Anthem makes changes to controversial ED program

Anthem makes changes to controversial ED program

By Shelby Livingston  |  February 15, 2018

Indianapolis-based Anthem said it has made several exceptions to its controversial ER program. But providers argue the changes are not enough to mitigate the harm Anthem's policy is causing patients.

2018 Outlook: Who to watch in healthcare

2018 Outlook: Who to watch in healthcare

By Harris Meyer  |  December 30, 2017

Anthem's CEO Gail Boudreaux, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb and Optum CEO Larry Renfro are among top healthcare leaders who are likely to have a large impact on the industry in 2018.

McCaskill seeks answers from Anthem over its ED policy

McCaskill seeks answers from Anthem over its ED policy

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  December 22, 2017

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) is giving insurance giant Anthem roughly 30 days to explain why the company has decided to stop paying for ED visits it deems unnecessary in several states.

Hospitals and patients feel the pain from Anthem's ED policy

Hospitals and patients feel the pain from Anthem's ED policy

By Shelby Livingston  |  December 02, 2017

Now that Anthem's emergency department policy how been in effect for several months in some states, hospitals and patients are beginning to feel the impact of unpaid claims and big medical bills.

'UnitedHealth envy' driving insurance industry shake-up

'UnitedHealth envy' driving insurance industry shake-up

By Shelby Livingston  |  November 11, 2017

No. 2 health insurer Anthem's decision to replace CEO Joseph Swedish with a former UnitedHealthcare CEO and Humana's deal to sell its long-term care insurance business has the insurance industry bracing for major changes.

Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish to retire

Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish to retire

By Shelby Livingston  |  November 03, 2017

After almost five years at the helm of Anthem, the nation's second-largest health insurer, Joseph Swedish is retiring. Gail Boudreaux, the former CEO of UnitedHealthcare, will take his place.

Anthem launches PBM after falling-out with Express Scripts

Anthem launches PBM after falling-out with Express Scripts

By Shelby Livingston  |  October 18, 2017

Anthem is starting a pharmacy benefit manager in partnership with CVS Health after cutting ties with its longtime PBM, Express Scripts. Starting in 2020, when Anthem's Express Scripts contract ends, the new PBM will serve customers of Anthem-affiliated health plans and non-Anthem customers.

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