Modern Healthcare Staff
Reporter / Nashville
Shelby Livingston is an insurance reporter. Before joining Modern Healthcare in 2016, she covered employee benefits at Business Insurance magazine. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and a bachelor’s in English from Clemson University.
Dr. Patrick Conway will become CEO of Portland, Ore.-based Cambia Health Solutions in addition to maintaining his current role as CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina as part of a strategic affiliation between the two not-for-profit companies.
Dr. Craig Samitt, who took over as CEO of not-for-profit insurer Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota in July 2018, says he’s determined to transform healthcare in the state by driving value-based payment models and eliminating healthcare disparities among community members.
While Medicare Advantage insurers are excited about getting more flexibility to tailor supplemental benefits for chronically ill patients in 2020, they aren't happy that CMS wants to increase the use of "encounter data" to calculate their payments.