Accountable Care

May 20, 2015 | Anthony Brino

The trajectory of cancer care is so costly and problematic that insurers are flocking in droves to the federal government’s multi-payer alignment experiment.

May 5, 2015 | Anthony Brino

Cigna is seeing benefits from its variety of accountable care in obstetrics and gynecology, and is on track to expand the model.

May 1, 2015 | Anthony Brino and Henry Powderly

Unlike many local and state governments with steadily rising healthcare costs and a looming Cadillac tax, Houston is saving a fair amount with an accountable care network and wellness program.

April 28, 2015 | Anthony Brino

For both insurers seeking value and health systems pursuing all things integration, there is a huge conundrum waiting for an intervention: the hospital facility fee.

April 28, 2015 | Anthony Brino

"We're comfortable being known as the health plan that wants to put health systems in the business of selling insurance."

April 22, 2015 | Anthony Brino

Illinois' largest health insurer is building out its accountable care network, even as some of the health system partners are consolidating.

April 21, 2015 | Anthony Brino

Taking a cue from car manufacturers and cell phone companies, some providers are starting to see value in guaranteeing a standard for quality and costs.

April 21, 2015 | Anthony Brino

In a new oncology program in Florida, Aetna is trying to combine the medical home model with access to advanced care and translational research.

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.

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