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Bending the cost curve on high-risk patients

Bending the cost curve on high-risk patients

By Shelby Livingston  |  June 10, 2017

While nearly all plans have some kind of program aimed at managing high-risk patients, not all of them are able to successfully reduce costs. Effective programs require a "high-touch, labor-intensive model" where care teams meet patients in settings other than the hospital or clinic.

Ala., Tenn. Blues join risk-corridor lawsuit fray

By Maria Castellucci  |  March 16, 2017

Two Blue Cross and Blue Shield affiliates are the latest insurers to sue the federal government over their losses under the Affordable Care Act's risk-corridor program.

Innovations: Evolent helps with high-risk patients

Innovations: Evolent helps with high-risk patients

By Beth Kutscher  |  May 28, 2016

Evolent's technology and consulting platform can help identify high-risk patients by analyzing data from multiple sources and then create physician-driven care-management plans.

Blog: Presidential candidates differ vastly on insurance risk pooling

By Harris Meyer  |  March 17, 2016

The basic difference between the Republican and Democratic candidates' health coverage policies is the debate over what Europeans call social solidarity. In other words, how much should younger, healthier and wealthier people pay for the care of older, sicker and poorer people?

'Obamacare isn't helping anyone,' Fiorina says in fourth GOP debate

'Obamacare isn't helping anyone,' Fiorina says in fourth GOP debate

By Shannon Muchmore  |  November 10, 2015

Health policy again took a back seat to taxes and Hillary Clinton in the fourth GOP debate, but Carly Fiorina declared the ACA “crony capitalism at its worst” and suggested replacing it with high-risk insurance pools, while arming healthcare consumers with better information.

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