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November 03, 2010
Amid the swirl of Tuesday's election coverage, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced a $10 billion federal grant to expand health coverage for low-income uninsured residents and improve care for vulnerable populations.
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November 02, 2010
The Healthcare Performance Management Institute says recent research indicates insurers and benefits consultants are hindering employers' efforts to reduce healthcare costs.
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October 29, 2010
A Connecticut state senator and a union-backed labor group are calling on Gov. Jodi Rell to dismiss Insurance Commissioner Thomas R. Sullivan for what they contend is politically motivated lax oversight of health insurers in the state.
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October 29, 2010
OTCNetwork debuts prepaid cards for MA plans for purchase of over-the-counter medications.
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October 29, 2010
Network Health, a health plan providing coverage to more than 160,000 Massachusetts residents with low or moderate incomes, has partnered with Health Integrated, a leading health management solutions provider, to offer its members enhanced health coaching services.
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October 28, 2010
The Medagate Corporation, a provider of healthcare benefit services, has announced a partnership with pre-paid card and transaction processing company InComm to launch the OTCNetwork, a national over-the-counter benefits disbursement and redemption network for Medicare Advantage plan members.
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October 28, 2010
"Consumers are searching for plans that do more than just pay their medical bills," says an official with Wisconsin's Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, which has launched Anthem Blue Rewards.
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October 27, 2010
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced the formation of the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, designed to bridge the gap between now and 2014, when private insurers will no longer be allowed to decline coverage or charge higher premiums to people with pre-existing conditions.
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October 26, 2010
The Medical Group Management Association has released the results of its annual survey of member satisfaction with major health plans, which shows Medicare Part B topping the list in most of the categories.
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October 22, 2010
After months of contentious debate, the final MLR recommendations have been sent to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
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October 21, 2010
New York-based Empire BlueCross BlueShield is launching a patient-centered medical home pilot in an effort to improve access to personalized and coordinated healthcare services.
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October 21, 2010
Six Fortune 500 companies and Massachusetts have launched Catalyst for Payment Reform, a non-profit organization focused on helping large employers use their leverage to accelerate healthcare payment reforms.
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October 15, 2010
Anthem Blue Cross has been recognized for a diabetes pilot designed to improve access to high quality, safe and affordable healthcare for Hispanics and African Americans, both of which have high incidence rates of contracting the disease.
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October 14, 2010
In what U.S. government officials are calling the largest Medicare fraud scheme to come to light, 73 people were indicted Wednesday and charged with a variety of healthcare fraud-related crimes that involve more than $163 million in fraudulent billing.
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October 13, 2010
The AARP's "Decide, Create, Share" campaign aims to help women understand how they will pay for care, as well as offering steps on how to plan for future long-term care needs.
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October 12, 2010
Virginia Health Information's "Compare HMOs" report contains five years of data to help consumers see which plans do a better job of delivering care, along with overall member satisfaction.
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October 08, 2010
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced last month that the average premium for Medicare Advantage plans will be 1 percent lower in 2011.
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October 08, 2010
Innovent Oncology, a division of US Oncology, has engaged the actuarial and consulting firm Milliman to help develop risk contracting methodologies – including episode rates, bundled payments and capitation – to help identify potential areas where oncologists can improve quality of care while lowering health costs.
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October 08, 2010
Cigna and the Piedmont Physicians Group, part of Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare, have launched an accountable care organization pilot program, designed to provide a comprehensive, accountable and collaborative approach to medical care.
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October 08, 2010
New York-based Empire BlueCross has launched an online store for Medicare Advantage insurance plans as it looks to cater to Baby Boomers who are more comfortable using online resources to make buying decisions.
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