Will Highmark and UPMC ever bury the hatchet? David Holmberg, CEO of Pittsburgh-based health insurer and integrated delivery system Highmark Health, weighs in on its fierce battle with UPMC for the region's healthcare market.
Some say the growth in trauma centers reflects an increase in trauma cases and population booms, but financial incentives have clearly been a factor as a greater share of patients are now insured. If the growth leads to overcapacity, it could be problematic for patient care and hospitals' finances.
UnitedHealth Group's announcement this month that it will consider exiting the insurance exchanges in 2017 because of sizable financial losses on its exchange business was the latest in a series of blows to the Affordable Care Act.
Data Points for the week of Nov. 23, 2015, covered the following topics: Abortion, smoking, insurance exchange enrollment, prostate cancer, colorectal cancer and specialty drug costs
Molina Healthcare is buying the Medicaid assets of one of Henry Ford Health System's health plans. That news comes a week after the state denied Henry Ford's appeal of new Medicaid contracts.
More than 1.6 million people have selected a health plan through HealthCare.gov in the first three weeks of the current open-enrollment period, according to the latest federal data released Wednesday. But newcomers still represent a minority of those signups.
Executives with Arizona's nonprofit health insurance co-op said Tuesday that they have failed to come up with additional financial backing and the insurer plans to shut down all operations Dec. 31.
St. John's Hospital and insurer Horace Mann, both located in Springfield, Ill., will open a shared clinic for their employees in early 2016.
A fifth health insurer has dropped out of an ambitious but struggling Medicaid reform program that targets New Yorkers with high medical costs.
Health insurers rallied Friday to ease investor and customer concerns about the Affordable Care Act's public insurance exchanges a day after the nation's biggest insurer questioned its future in that still-developing market.
Data Points for the week of Nov. 23, 2015, covered the following topics: Privatizing veterans hospitals, HIV, number of uninsured Americans
The CMS has proposed mandating minimum network standards for health plans sold on the federal insurance marketplace in 2017 as part of an effort to handle the broad shift toward narrow provider networks.