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Bipartisan plan to curb health premiums gets strong support

Bipartisan plan to curb health premiums gets strong support

By Associated Press  |  October 20, 2017

Sens. Lamar Alexander's and Patty Murray's bill to resume paying cost-sharing subsidies to insurers has support from all 48 Democratic and independent senators, as well as 24 total co-sponsors from both parties. But its fate remains unclear as some Republicans seek changes that could threaten Democratic backing.

Software helps predict employee retention

Software helps predict employee retention

October 19, 2017

Arena's job applicant screening platform helps healthcare organizations improve employee retention by algorithmically analyzing applicants' responses to assessments.

U.S. regulators approve second gene therapy for blood cancer

U.S. regulators approve second gene therapy for blood cancer

By Associated Press  |  October 19, 2017

Kite Pharma's newly approved blood cancer treatment, Yescarta, uses gene therapy techniques not to fix disease-causing genes but to turbocharge T cells, immune system soldiers that cancer can often evade.

Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance

Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance

By Associated Press  |  October 19, 2017

If President Donald Trump prevails in shutting down a major Obamacare health insurance subsidy, it would have the unintended consequence of making free basic coverage available to more people, and making upper-tier plans more affordable.

Intermountain reorganizes its regions to form a 'model for tomorrow'

Intermountain reorganizes its regions to form a 'model for tomorrow'

October 19, 2017

The Salt Lake City-based integrated health system is replacing its geographically defined administrative regions with a systemwide structure made up of community care and specialty care groups to better align internally to deliver more efficient and effective care, CEO Marc Harrison said.

Anthem's new PBM to spark change throughout the industry

Anthem's new PBM to spark change throughout the industry

October 18, 2017

There has been heightened scrutiny over pharmacy benefit managers' role in drug pricing in recent years. Anthem's creation of its own pharmacy benefit management company could drive change throughout the industry as health plans and PBMs aim to maintain their competitive edge, experts said.

How Illinois hustled to protect Obamacare from Trump

How Illinois hustled to protect Obamacare from Trump

By Kristen Schorsch  |  October 18, 2017

Even before President Donald Trump announced plans last week to nix Obamacare subsidies, the Illinois Department of Insurance raced over the summer to get insurers on board with a strategy to minimize the financial pain of such a move.

AMA launches collaborative data project

AMA launches collaborative data project

October 18, 2017

The American Medical Association is throwing its hat into the data and interoperability game with the launch of the Integrated Health Model Initiative, which will develop a framework for the industry to collect, organize and share health data that complements the ONC's standards work.

Anthem launches PBM after falling-out with Express Scripts

Anthem launches PBM after falling-out with Express Scripts

October 18, 2017

Anthem is starting a pharmacy benefit manager in partnership with CVS Health after cutting ties with its longtime PBM, Express Scripts. Starting in 2020, when Anthem's Express Scripts contract ends, the new PBM will serve customers of Anthem-affiliated health plans and non-Anthem customers.

ACOs for specialty providers could be key to Medicare savings

ACOs for specialty providers could be key to Medicare savings

October 18, 2017

Although most value-based pay models focus on primary care services, providers and policy experts hope the recent financial success of accountable care organizations targeting dialysis patients will lead to more disease-specific pay models.

Highmark's Allegheny Health Network announces $1B expansion

Highmark's Allegheny Health Network announces $1B expansion

By Associated Press  |  October 18, 2017

Highmark Health will spend $1 billion to expand its Allegheny Health Network hospital chain, including a new 160-bed hospital in Pittsburgh's North Hills suburbs, four smaller neighborhood hospitals and renovations to existing hospitals.


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