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Blues antitrust case just got tougher for the insurers

Blues antitrust case just got tougher for the insurers

By Harris Meyer  |  December 12, 2018

A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled that Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurers must defend themselves on much less favorable legal grounds against a major class-action case accusing them of anticompetitive practices.

Lyft hires its first vice president of healthcare

Lyft hires its first vice president of healthcare

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  November 29, 2018

The on-demand transportation company, like its primary competitor, Uber, thinks it can make a dent in the transportation problems that lead to missed appointments.

Blue Cross of Mass. giving opioid overdose reversal kits to employers

Blue Cross of Mass. giving opioid overdose reversal kits to employers

By Tara Bannow  |  October 04, 2018

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts is testing out giving large employers opioid-overdose reversal kits and teaching employees how to use them, in hopes of preventing overdose deaths in both public spaces and work environments.

Blue Cross Michigan signs deal with Express Scripts

Blue Cross Michigan signs deal with Express Scripts

By Jay Greene  |  August 27, 2018

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has approved a plan to contract with St. Louis-based Express Scripts for its retail commercial business in Michigan. The contract is effective Jan. 1.

Value-based care is the buzzword at HFMA's annual conference

By Tara Bannow  |  June 25, 2018

Modern Healthcare reporter Tara Bannow is attending the Healthcare Financial Management Association's annual conference in Las Vegas this week, an annual gathering of system financial leaders and vendors who provide products for revenue cycle management, data analytics and other services.

Ups and downs of insurer-physician consolidation

Ups and downs of insurer-physician consolidation

By Shelby Livingston  |  June 02, 2018

Health insurers have been buying physician practices for decades. The Affordable Care Act was expected to prompt a surge of such purchases. While that never fully materialized, some pretty significant deals emerged.

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