Felicia Norwood, previously director of Illinois' Department of Healthcare and Family Services, will oversee Indianapolis-based Anthem's Medicaid, Medicare and federal government solutions businesses.
Anthem's deal with Aspire Health marks another in a slew of provider purchases by insurers aiming to reduce costs by shifting care away from costly inpatient settings.
The U.S. Justice Department charged a former investigator for health insurer Anthem Blue Cross, a physician and three others for submitting false claims to insurers.
Brian Griffin, the CEO of Anthem's new in-house pharmacy benefit manager, IngenioRx, has resigned to head up Diplomat Pharmacy, a specialty pharmacy services provider.
Health insurer Anthem's profit grew 30% in 2018's first quarter, while revenue remained flat in the wake of its exiting many regions where it sold Affordable Care Act exchange plans in 2017.
A small number of hospitals and health systems are turning to the courts to challenge Anthem's new policies restricting outpatient imaging and emergency department coverage. Attorneys and industry experts disagree on the cases' merits.
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.
Anthem recorded higher revenue and net income in the fourth quarter of 2017, helped by the new U.S. tax law, higher premiums and membership gains.
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.
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.
Top health plans and providers in California have joined an effort to use a unified, standard set of quality performance measures for accountable care organization reporting and ease the administrative burden on clinicians.
The California Department of Managed Health Care fined Anthem for neglecting to recognize and resolve plan members' complaints in a timely manner, pointing to hundreds of grievance violations over the past three years.