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Cybersecurity test finds healthcare communications weak links
By Joseph Conn | April 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
What's being billed as the healthcare industry's first cyberattack simulation found that communication across a wide range of healthcare organizations is a weak link. The simulation, dubbed CyberRx, took place April 1 with results revealed Monday.
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Reform Update: Exchanges look more appealing to insurers second time around
By Paul Demko | April 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Health insurers appear to be increasingly bullish on the fledgling state and federal exchanges, in spite of disastrous rollouts in many of the online marketplaces last fall. Mounting evidence suggests more health plans are poised to compete for exchange business during the 2015 open-enrollment...
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UnitedHealth to expand exchange presence as profits dip
By Paul Demko | April 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
UnitedHealth Group, the nation's largest insurer, plans to expand its presence in the state and federal exchange marketplaces in 2015.
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Insurers pour money into fight against Calif. ballot initiative
By Paul Demko | April 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A political battle looms over whether regulators in the nation's most populous state will have the authority to reject proposed health insurance rate hikes, a power that could make a big difference in the fate of the Obamacare insurance exchanges.
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With new health law, insurers target diabetics
By Associated Press | April 13, 2014
Diabetics beware. Your insurance company is looking for you. As hundreds of thousands of diabetics get health coverage under the federal law, insurance companies are aggressively targeting this glut of new patients, who are expensive to treat and often lax in taking medications and following their...
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Double-digit premium hikes 'likely' for 2015 exchange plans
By Modern Healthcare | April 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A little over a year ago, Joseph Swedish took over the reins of WellPoint, the $71 billion insurance giant whose plans and affiliates finance the healthcare needs of nearly 70 million individuals. A veteran...
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N.Y. incubator Startup Health adds 16 companies
By Irina Ivanova, Crain's New York Business | April 10, 2014
The New York-based incubator StartUp Health admitted 16 new companies to its current class, the company announced this week. The incubator runs a three-year program that helps healthcare startups develop their products and raise venture capital.
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Insurers struggle to calculate rates as enrollment nears end
By Darius Tahir | March 29, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
When open enrollment in the insurance exchanges closes March 31, insurers will be scrambling to evaluate their new membership, assess the law's latest rules, guess at their competitors' strategies—and decide on exchange plan premiums and their choice of markets for 2015.
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CHIME sees new executive VP/chief strategy officer April 1, and other moves
By Modern Healthcare | March 29, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Keith Fraidenburg is slated to become the executive VP/chief strategy officer at the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives effective April 1.
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ACHE discussions range from trust to crisis as 'the new normal' | Action in Washington on doc pay and ICD-10 underscores fluidity of healthcare environment.
By Melanie Evans | March 28, 2014
Attendees of the American College of Healthcare Executives annual meeting did not limit their discussions to the marketplace and health policy.
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