Accountable Care

April 17, 2015 | Anthony Brino and Mike Miliard

Despite facing concerns about conflicts of interest, former UnitedHealth Group executive Andy Slavitt wants to blend the best of the private and public sectors in a bid to optimize the $1 trillion-plus health plans covering 140 million Americans.

April 15, 2015 | Anthony Brino and Richard Pizzi

American healthcare does not need more technology, but leaders to think about systematic problems and how to create solutions for consumers, argues the CEO of Humana.

April 13, 2015 | Anthony Brino

A sustainable Medicare payment for home-based medicine is on the horizon, and some insurers are already major backers of the service. But health plans could be doing more, especially in Medicare Advantage.

April 7, 2015 | Anthony Brino

For the third year, regulators have revamped reimbursement reductions into an average increase for Medicare plans serving America's growing senior populations, though not without requiring more work and oversight.

April 6, 2015 | Anthony Brino

One health system is getting on the wave of health transparency and posting price estimates, although it still comes with barriers to patients shopping around for health services.

April 3, 2015 | Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News

As the palliative care movement grows, more and more physicians feel that so much effort is spend trying to extend life that few focus on what patients want in their last days.

March 31, 2015 | Anthony Brino

Health insurers in New Jersey are complaining of a cost crisis arising from regulations meant to protect patients receiving emergency healthcare and involuntary out-of-network treatment.

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.

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