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Anthem, LA providers creating HMO to compete with Kaiser
By Melanie Evans | September 20, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
An unusual joint venture between Anthem Blue Cross and seven competing Los Angeles-area hospital systems to offer employers a low-priced HMO plan underscores the eagerness of insurers and providers to try novel and risky strategies to survive in the rapidly changing healthcare marketplace.
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Back to the future in La La Land
By Merrill Goozner, Editor | September 20, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A new joint venture linking California's second-largest insurer and seven major providers in a defined network that will compete directly with Kaiser Permanente throughout greater Tinseltown represents a major milepost in the nation's movement toward healthcare network competition and value-based...
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Reform Update: Will Anthem's Vivity gain traction among large employers?
By Bob Herman | September 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Anthem Blue Cross' new health plan partnership with seven hospital systems has grabbed the attention of healthcare stakeholders nationally, but questions loom about the ability of the HMO-like plan to catch on and draw interest from its main target market—large, fully insured employers in Los...
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Reform Update: Anthem's Vivity alliance with seven L.A. systems aims at Kaiser
By Melanie Evans | September 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
News of an unusual joint venture between Anthem Blue Cross and seven Los Angeles health systems signaled new competition for Kaiser Permanente, the integrated health system with one of California's largest insurers. It also underscores the eagerness across the industry to broker novel and riskier...
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With Kaiser in sight, Anthem creates new plan with major California hospitals
By Bob Herman | September 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Health insurer Anthem Blue Cross and seven competing health systems in Southern California are joining forces to create a new health plan that executives believe will enhance competition in the area while reducing healthcare costs.
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New Anthem network makes business case for HMO-ACO hybrid
By Bob Herman | September 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Anthem Blue Cross Vivity, the newly announced joint venture among WellPoint subsidiary Anthem and seven prominent Southern California providers, will blend both the past and future as its planned HMO-like structure also looks to implement elements found in today's accountable care organizations.
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Calif. collaborative will first rely on Anthem for data analytics
By Joseph Conn | September 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Seven Southern California hospitals and healthcare systems combining with insurance giant Anthem to create a super-sized coordinated-care organization will be relying on more conventional data-sharing and analytics for care management and coordination, at least at first.
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Tenet plans to use staffing firm angers doctors
By Beth Kutscher | September 13, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Physicians in California are fighting back against a plan to appoint an outside staffing firm to manage physician contracts at up to 12 hospitals owned by Tenet Healthcare Corp.
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Vital Signs
More hospitals shunning furniture with flame retardants
By Jaimy Lee | September 11, 2014
A few months ago, Kaiser Permanente said it would stop buying furniture with flame retardants because the chemicals are believed to be toxic. Now several other large hospital systems are following suit.
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California docs protest Tenet hospitals' plan to use outside staffing firm to manage contracts
By Beth Kutscher | September 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Physicians in California are fighting back against a plan to appoint an outside staffing firm to manage physician contracts at up to 12 hospitals owned by Tenet Healthcare Corp.
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