Supporters hope a new Medicare Advantage experiment offering lower out-of-pocket costs for high-value services and providers will become a template for health plans with sizable cost-sharing, which have become the standard offering from employers and insurers.
Highmark Health reported an operating loss of $171 million during the first six months of the year as losses soared for health plans sold in Affordable Care Act exchanges.
MissionPoint Health Partners, an Ascension subsidiary that develops health plan networks and accountable care organizations, is going after employers' business in Alabama, Indiana and Florida.
The devastation of Hurricane Katrina 10 years ago presented New Orleans with the opportunity to re-imagine our healthcare system and determine how we could better provide care to residents.
As more insurers shift to narrow provider networks to keep premiums down, hospitals increasingly find themselves caught in the middle as patients, insurers and physicians fight over who should pick up bills for services that patients unknowingly receive from out-of-network doctors.