Thursday, December 1, 2022: Payers

The latest Peterson-KFF Health System Tracker examines the prices for medical care compared to other goods and services. Overall, consumer prices in October grew 7.7 percent according to the Consumer Price Index, while prices for medical care grew 5 percent. The brief...

Monday, November 21, 2022: Payers

A Kaiser Health News (KHN) investigation found that government audits of payments to Medicare Advantage plans show that there were about $12 million in overpayments in a sample of 18,090 patients. According to the investigation, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...

Monday, November 21, 2022: Payers

Large employers are bracing for a very expensive year as a convergence of factors drive up health costs. Previously, employers have been able to shift some of the cost burden to workers through premium increases or high-deductible plans. However, experts predict that...

Friday, November 18, 2022: Payers

Centene announced it will sell its Magellan Specialty Health to administrator Evolent Health (Evolent) as part of the insurer’s ongoing efforts to jettison its non-health plan businesses. Evolent will pay at least $400 million in cash and approximately $200 million in...

Wednesday, November 16, 2022: Payers

A growing number of Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) insurers have agreed to pay for patients to use prescription digital therapeutics, paving the way for broader coverage among carriers and kick-starting an emerging sector. At least 17 BCBS plans now offer at least one...

Tuesday, November 15, 2022: Payers

Highmark Health announced it is partnering with Google Cloud and League to launch its new member portal and mobile app designed to enable easier navigation and more seamless care planning. The new app will use a single sign-on approach to connect users with insurance...