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?
Health insurers didn't get everything they wanted from their lobbying blitz on Medicare Advantage rates, but the policies issued Monday made the industry's political power abundantly clear.
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.
Patient-assistance programs, which often are funded largely by drugmakers, have helped many Americans afford the medications they need. But these programs' ties to pharmaceutical companies carry a high cost for the healthcare system, critics say.
Health plan officials will gather in Washington amid ominous ambiguity about the future of the Affordable Care Act's private insurance expansion.
Mark Ganz, president and CEO of Cambia Health Solutions, a not-for-profit parent of 22 companies offering healthcare products and services, discusses how his companies are seeking to make healthcare more consumer-directed.
Health insurance lobbyists are sharpening their knives this week in preparation for the CMS' scheduled announcement of preliminary 2016 Medicare Advantage payment rates after the markets close Friday.
Even as value-based contracting proliferates, the financial incentives for hospitals and medical groups to eliminate waste and improve care have barely changed.
Insurers are under fire for giving consumers bad information about which providers are in their plan network. The controversy raises a simple question: Is it really so hard to maintain an accurate provider directory?