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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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Insurers still see Medicare Advantage cuts on horizon
By Catherine Hollander | April 08, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Insurers and Wall Street analysts still see cuts ahead for Medicare Advantage plans even though the Obama administration says that tweaks to its draft policy mean the rates will rise.
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Denying access to big cancer centers may undermine narrow networks
By Sabriya Rice | April 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Patient access to some of the nation's best-known cancer-care centers could become a flashpoint in the simmering controversy surrounding the narrow networks being constructed by some insurers and healthcare providers.
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Cover Oregon CIO Aaron Karjala resigns, and other moves
By Modern Healthcare | April 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Aaron Karjala, CIO for Cover Oregon, the state's troubled health insurance exchange, resigned April 1.
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Despite cuts, Medicare Advantage enrollment, insurers' stocks, still surging
By Paul Demko | April 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Despite widespread projections that Medicare's reduced payments to Advantage plans mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would lead to enrollment reductions, private Medicare plans are booming.
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Kane named senior VP, CFO at Humana
By Modern Healthcare | April 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Humana named Goldman Sachs managing director Brian Kane senior VP and CFO, effective June 1.
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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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The patient as the designer | Famed architect and designer Michael Graves targets healthcare for a major makeover
By Andis Robeznieks | March 29, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Michael Graves is a world-renowned leader in postmodernist architecture. But when an illness left him paralyzed from the chest down, he said he became a “reluctant healthcare expert.” Now, at 79, Graves focuses on patient-centered design for both medical buildings and equipment.
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Under intense lobbying pressure, CMS to issue final Advantage rates
By Paul Demko | March 29, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Lots of lobbyists will be watching when the CMS announces final 2015 payment policies for Medicare Advantage plans on April 7.
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Reform Update: Insurers struggling to figure 2015 rates as open enrollment winds down
By Darius Tahir | March 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
When open enrollment in the insurance exchanges closes March 31 for most Americans, insurers will be scrambling to evaluate their new membership, assess the Obama administration's latest rules, guess at their competitors' strategies—and decide on exchange plan premiums and their choice of...
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