Today's Top 20 Payer Articles
  • General Motors cuts health plan for 50,000 striking employees

    Health insurance for union workers striking against General Motors abruptly ended the week of Sept. 16, according to local news station ABC News.
  • Healthcare's missing link

    How hospitals, health plans can turn raw data into actionable insights below.
  • Humana co-founder, longtime CEO dies at 88

    One of Humana's longtime CEOs and co-founder David Jones died Sept. 18 at age 88, according to the Louisville Courier Journal.
  • Cigna expands health exchange plans to 10 states

    Cigna extended its individual healthcare exchange products for the 2020 plan year, the insurer said Sept. 18.
  • Oscar Health recruits former Uber exec to serve as COO

    Oscar Health has tapped former Uber executive Meghan Joyce to serve as its COO, according to CNBC.
  • UnitedHealth sued over $5M in mental health claims

    UnitedHealth Group faces a lawsuit that accuses the health insurer of illegally denying mental health and addiction benefits to maximize profits.
  • Stanford, Lucile Packard hospitals out of network with Anthem

    Stanford (Calif.) Health Care and its Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif., are no longer in network for Anthem members after negotiations to renew their contract failed.
  • Whole Foods axing medical benefits for nearly 2,000 part-time staff

    Amazon-owned Whole Foods will cut medical benefits for almost 2,000 part-time employees to "better meet the needs of our business," the company told Business Insider.
  • The Problem of Surprise Medical Bills & How to Fix It

    One of the most frustrating things for consumers of healthcare is the surprise medical bill. This is generally a bill that takes months to process before the consumer sees it. Moreover, there remains a lack of cost transparency throughout the healthcare system, leaving consumers in the dark. By the time the healthcare consumer receives that surprise bill, he or she has forgotten the details of the service and thinks all bills have been resolved, making the cost an unexpected burden.
  • Fiat Chrysler company accuses BCBS of Michigan of paying inflated medical claims

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan knowingly paid improper and inflated medical claims, a Fiat Chrysler subsidiary claimed in a lawsuit filed against the insurer, according to the Detroit Free Press.
  • Massachusetts hospital president: BCBS putting profits over patients

    The president of a Massachusetts health system and hospital group accused Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts of caring about revenues more than patients, according to an op-ed published by the Sippican Week.
  • UnitedHealth confirms $3.2B Equian deal

    UnitedHealth Group officially said it acquired payment-processing platform Equian in a transaction valued at $3.2 billion, according to the Star Tribune.
  • 9 states + DC with the lowest uninsured rates

    America's uninsured rate is on the rise, according to a report from the U.S. Census Bureau.
  • Employers to see medical costs grow 6.5% in 2020, report finds

    Medical costs for employers are set increase 6.5 percent in 2020, according to global professional services company Aon.
  • UnitedHealthcare's specialized Medicare plan reduced ED visits for nursing home patients, study finds

    When compared to fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries, institutionalized UnitedHealthcare members with specialized Medicare Advantage coverage had lower emergency department use, according to a study published in The American Journal of Managed Care.
  • BCBS of North Carolina launches drug savings program

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is targeting members' out-of-pocket prescription drug costs under a new initiative called Rx Savings Solutions.
  • 5 updates on 'Medicare for All'

    Here are five updates on issues surrounding "Medicare for All" proposals published by Becker's Hospital Review in the past few weeks.
  • More risk, better data

    Premier explains how healthcare providers need data and analytics on targeted patient populations in order for risk-based payment models to be successful. 
  • 5 recent lawsuits involving payers

    Here are five lawsuits involving payers posted by Becker's Hospital Review in the past month.
  • 10 updates on Anthem

    Here are 10 updates on Anthem's recent contract negotiations, coverage decisions and partnerships reported by Becker's Hospital Review in the past few months.
  • 'Medicare for All' gains surprising supporter: Small business owners

    While 85 percent of small business owners said their operations are going well or even excellent, the cost of providing employee healthcare coverage remains a significant challenge, according to a survey commissioned and released by Public Private Strategies and funded by left-leaning think tank The Commonwealth Fund.

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