Georgia's Department of Community Health has accepted the Medicaid managed-care bids of four insurers, three of whom had already run the state's Medicaid program.
Iowa has awarded Medicaid managed-care contracts to AmeriHealth Caritas, Anthem, UnitedHealthcare and WellCare Health Plans, a move that will funnel the state's $4.2 billion Medicaid program into the hands of private insurers.
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Bill Scheffel, CFO of managed-care company Centene Corp., will retire early next year after Centene closes on its pending transaction for Health Net.
A new rule that will shed light on the rising wealth gap between America's CEOs and average workers could put some healthcare companies with large numbers of low-wage employees in the public's crosshairs.
Profit and revenue at Centene Corp. rapidly ascended in the second quarter, a trend that has defined the St. Louis-based health insurer for the past two years. The company's pending acquisition of Health Net has it primed for even larger growth.
Investors now have a heightened interest in behavioral health after new laws have gone into effect giving treatment for mental disorders payment parity with physical illnesses. Insurers and government payers also are beginning to see treatment of behavioral health disorders as a wise investment.
An insurer's transformation: Humana's evolution into Medicare powerhouse offers strong lure to Aetna
An acquisition by Aetna would bring an end to the half-century of radical company makeovers by Humana and create an insurance giant in the fast-growing market for government-subsidized health plans.
Federal antitrust reviewers will likely look market to market in deciding whether to approve the proposed Aetna-Humana merger and other looming health insurance industry tie-up deals, experts say.
Legal experts agree that massive insurer consolidations will likely draw intense antitrust scrutiny, but whether those reviews will destroy the deals is an open question.
Medicaid managed-care provider Centene Corp. is buying insurer Health Net in a $6.8 billion cash and stock deal.
The health insurance industry is on the verge of large-scale consolidation as its leaders seek to drive down costs, increase negotiating leverage and boost profits. But that could spur more consolidation among providers to counter the greater bargaining power of a smaller number of big insurers.