Metro areas lack insurance competition
Oct 23, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse
American Medical Association survey finds in 43 percent of metropolitan areas, a single health insurer had at least a 50…
Oct 06, 2017 | Susan Morse
Insurer has entered a value-based contract with Collegium Pharmaceutical for the drug Xtampza ER, an oxycodone equivalent with abuse deterrent properties.
St. Francis Hospital web-bots to help payers
Oct 02, 2017 | Bill Siwicki
St. Francis Hospital used web-bots to replace manual queries to payers, yielding instant transactions that…
Sep 06, 2017 | Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News
As insurers threaten to exit markets and voters at town halls complain about prices, commissioners are central…
California law to help transplant patients
Aug 28, 2017 | Pauline Bartolone, Kaiser Health News
Insurers pulling out of market has prompted law to help seriously ill patients keep doctors even if they don't contract…
Aug 11, 2017 | Susan Morse
Insurers assuming CSRs will end have factored in rate increases of an additional…
blockchain in healthcare payer and providers
Aug 02, 2017 | Mike Miliard
Payers are sizing up the ledger technology for payments and claims processing, but one big area of growth could be next-generation…
Jul 24, 2017 | Susan Morse
Roughly 45 percent of urgent care facility visits by Cigna members could be conducted at retail healthcare clinics,…
Jul 14, 2017 | Beth Jones Sanborn
Cases stem from landmark nationwide sweep that saw more than 400…
population health
Jul 13, 2017 | Susan Morse
Adverse changes, such as losing a job, living conditions and socialization are big determinants of health, expert says.