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AI shows success in reducing premature births

AI shows success in reducing premature births

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  November 06, 2018

Kentucky-based Medicaid managed-care health insurer Passport Health Plan has introduced a pilot program to address the high rate of premature births among its members by using analytics to identify at-risk patients earlier in their pregnancies.

Anthem's lower costs, growing Medicare rolls boost Q3 profit

Anthem's lower costs, growing Medicare rolls boost Q3 profit

By Shelby Livingston  |  October 31, 2018

National health insurer Anthem continued its streak of higher quarterly profit in the third quarter of 2018 as it grew Medicare Advantage membership, raised premiums to cover medical costs and spent less money on claims.

Direct-contracting won't hurt Advantage business, CMMI director says

Direct-contracting won't hurt Advantage business, CMMI director says

By Susannah Luthi  |  October 16, 2018

The Trump administration is looking at new risk structures, including direct provider contracting, to drive cost-saving behaviors in the healthcare industry. But CMMI Director Adam Boehler said that won't dent the Medicare Advantage business.

Medicare Advantage riding high as new insurers flock to sell to seniors

Medicare Advantage riding high as new insurers flock to sell to seniors

By Phil Galewitz  |  October 15, 2018

Healthcare experts widely expected the Affordable Care Act to hobble Medicare Advantage. But Since 2010, enrollment in Medicare Advantage has doubled to more than 20 million enrollees, growing from a quarter of Medicare beneficiaries to more than a third.

Week Ahead: Kicking off earnings season

Week Ahead: Kicking off earnings season

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  October 13, 2018

UnitedHealth Group leads the pack into earnings season with its third-quarter results. In the second quarter, the company reported both higher revenue and profit.

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