Payer Issues E-Newsletter

February 13, 2020

1. Why physicians are fighting BCBS plan requiring use of mail-order pharmacies Full story

2. For-profit payer stock rising on Sanders' New Hampshire win — Here's why Full story

3. Recession changed insurance CEO pay: 5 things to know Full story

4. How Massachusetts' top commercial payer is working to expand access to behavioral health services via telehealth. Click here to read the case study.

5. Register today to attend Becker's 11th Annual Meeting, April 6-9, 2020 in Chicago. Join us for great networking opportunities and unique, educational sessions. To be a part of the best business-focused, strategic discussions in the healthcare industry, register here. For exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, email Jessica Cole at

6. Anthem, Cigna & more launch prior authorization pilot Full story

7. CMS: Changes to prior authorization coming this year Full story

8. Hospitals: leverage advanced IT to improve revenue cycle management, consumer engagement. Learn more

9. Average employer health plan deductibles by state Full story

10. Woman drops insurance, says self-pay cheaper for childbirth Full story

11. Do your digital tools improve patient care? Click here to see to improve HIT usability.

12. Anthem joins IBM-backed quantum computing hub Full story

13. Not just an ER problem: 1 in 5 patients meet unexpected bills after elective surgery, study finds Full story

14. 18 payer exec moves Full story


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