Accountable Care

March 24, 2015 | Anthony Brino

Staring down the sometimes troubled and opaque past of medical devices, and upward trend in spending, one national insurer is trying to build momentum for a universal way to compare and track outcomes.

March 13, 2015 | Anthony Brino

With two-thirds of Massachusetts healthcare still paid via fee-for-service, the state's largest insurer wants to ply its HMO-grown variety of accountable care in PPOs. It's sure to challenge providers.

March 10, 2015 | Anthony Brino

Pennsylvania's smaller Blue-licensed insurer is boasting of some notable results in its accountable care arrangements and is looking to bring similar contracts to small primary care practices.

March 6, 2015 | Anthony Brino

One of the Bay Area's most popular health systems is expanding its new health plan, trying to craft a unique value proposition in changing times and picking up some notable clients along the way. 

February 27, 2015 | Anthony Brino

The retiring leader of Louisiana's largest insurer leaves a legacy of growth and action on issues like obesity. But the next CEO will face the legacy uninsurance problem and a population beset with chronic disease.

February 25, 2015 | Anthony Brino

Adding to the list of healthcare price comparison tools is a consumer website with one of the largest databases yet, although it is perhaps not enough to end the Dark Ages of healthcare transparency.

February 24, 2015 | Anthony Brino

One the nation's smaller but more influential integrated health systems has a new chief executive, in time for both fine-tuning and new ventures.

February 17, 2015 | Anthony Brino

Workers at Seattle's largest employer are signing up in droves for new ACO health plans led by regional health systems, who see the model as ripe for growth.

February 17, 2015 | Anthony Brino

The U.S. Department of Defense can look like a benefits company "that occasionally kills a terrorist." The agency has to overhaul its healthcare contracting, especially TRICARE, according to advocates.

February 13, 2015 | Anthony Brino

Medicare is looking for commercial insurance partners to join a multi-payer, physician-led effort aimed at "transforming" oncology and helping financing become more sustainable.

February 9, 2015 | Anthony Brino

The southwest's largest Blue Cross insurer is hoping to find value by working with independent physicians and the state medical association, as powerful health systems loom in the field of ACOs.

February 9, 2015 | Jay Hancock

Medical homes are a simple, compelling idea: Give primary-care doctors resources to reduce preventable medical crises, to reduce hospital visits, improve lives and save money. But it's not so easy in practice.

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