America's Health Insurance Plans lost its star leader a few weeks ago, and now a heavyweight member is heading out, too.
The titans of the health insurance industry are locked in a dance of buying and selling. Hospitals, physicians, employers and consumers could experience financial repercussions if any big deals are concluded.
Hospitals contend that their high and extremely variable chargemaster prices shown in new CMS data are misleading because very few patients are asked to pay them. But the rates are a growing concern as more patients face unexpected out-of-network bills.
Health insurers are trying to figure out what makes consumers tick as the market increasingly becomes a direct-to-consumer business. But new surveys suggest that some of the previous ideas have been misguided.
Health insurance leaders will meet this week in Nashville at a time when its members are facing major challenges and changes.
Karen Ignagni, 61, the longtime head of America's Health Insurance Plans, is leaving the industry's powerful lobbying group to become president and CEO of EmblemHealth, a financially troubled insurer based in New York.
Sweeping legislation to overhaul the nation's drug and device approval process and boost medical research funding raced ahead this past week in the House of Representatives.
Karen Ignagni, the longtime head of America's Health Insurance Plans, is leaving the industry's powerful lobbying group to become president and CEO of EmblemHealth, a financially troubled insurer based in New York.
For women who aspire to healthcare's executive-level roles, advanced education and the willingness to take risks may not be enough. Surveys of corporate leadership and healthcare management point to a continued, though narrowing, disparity of women to men in leadership roles.
There are signs of a partisan thaw in Congress that is allowing movement on healthcare legislation in the wake of the recent Medicare physician-payment overhaul. And a sharp uptick in lobbying spending by major healthcare industry groups suggests stakeholders see at least a temporary break in the...
Medicare Advantage insurers last week learned the CMS will boost payment rates for 2016 by the highest amount since the ACA was enacted. Insurers have complained bitterly about the yearly rate uncertainty, but Advantage enrollment has grown by about 8% annually since 2010. What gives?
Provider-owned health plans continue to spring up or get larger as more hospitals and physician groups are moving to take on financial risk for their patients under value-based and capitated payment contracts.