4 updates on payer-provider relationships

Here are four recent articles posted by Becker's Hospital Review that concern payer-provider relationships:

Piedmont Healthcare, Aetna ink new contract
Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare finalized a new contract with Aetna five months ahead of deadline, the organizations said Oct. 3.

Contract between Anthem, Georgia health system expires            
Negotiations between Anthem and Gainesville-based Northeast Georgia Health System fell through before a new contract could be reached by an Oct. 1 deadline.

Virginia health system launches Medicare Advantage plan            
Fredericksburg, Va.-based Mary Washington Healthcare partnered with Lumeris to develop and operate a new Medicare Advantage plan.           

High-value physicians could save Medicare $287B, UnitedHealth says            
If all physicians caring for Medicare fee-for-service patients meet certain national cost and quality benchmarks, Medicare would save about $287 billion across the next decade, according to a brief published by UnitedHealth Group. 

More articles on payers:
Woman says UnitedHealth sent her 500 denial letters in 5 days
BCBS of North Carolina CEO resigns after DWI arrest
UnitedHealth stock faces largest quarterly drop since 2010

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