To capitalize on the rapid growth in membership, insurers need to rethink the way they design and administer MA plans. There is great uncertainty surrounding attempts to repeal, reform, or replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But as we’ve noted, market participants can’t afford to sit still. Regardless of what happens,...
In a turbulent environment, it is vital for healthcare companies to build business models that can withstand uncertainty and change. The clock speed of the healthcare industry has been accelerating for years. And now the pace is growing frenetic. Consider the news from just one week. U.S. insurer UnitedHealth Group, which has...
Technology continues to change how Americans work and live, especially when it comes to health care. New advances are changing how health care is paid for and delivered, putting access to information at our fingertips and creating a more seamless health care experience. With that in mind, here are five...
More than 13,000 recipients of the state’s Arkansas Works program did not meet its work requirement in February, while 6,472 recipients could lose their benefits if they fail to meet the requirement another month this year. According to DHS, 13,733 did not meet the work requirement last month. Taking into...
lso contributing to this article were director John Andrewes and manager Nicanor Rios, both of PwC US. The continual volatility surrounding healthcare policy in the U.S. can have the effect of paralyzing decision making. At the same time, however, it is clear that improving affordability and removing cost and waste...
AMITA Health Medical Group OB/Gyne Practice Recognized at National Conference Hinsdale, IL -- AMITA Health Medical Group Obstetrics and Gynecology practice, OMG Women's Healthcare in Hinsdale, has been recognized at the American College of Nurse Midwives 62nd National Conference. The practice submitted its clinical data for review as part of a...
The state’s pharmacists say they are losing money on average for every prescription they fill for patients covered by health insurance exchange plans administered by Blue Cross and Ambetter since the beginning of this year. That includes beneficiaries of the state’s Arkansas Works program. Scott Pace, CEO of the Arkansas...
Construction on the new Baptist Memorial Hospital-Crittenden County is virtually complete, employees have been hired, and the hospital is slated to open Dec. 3, BMHCC President and CEO Brian Welton said during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday (Nov. 5) in West Memphis. The hospital will cost about $43...
The Arkansas Department of Health, along with other healthcare providers, has adopted new hypertension guidelines, and the new guidelines mean some patients who didn’t think they had high blood pressure before might be considered hypertensive now. The guidelines were recently developed by the American Heart Association, American College of...
As a provider of both a health care and insurance, Northwell Health has a huge stake in what health care legislation Congress proposes. CEO Michael Dowling says it's time for Democrats and health care professionals to come to the table. Transcript STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi sent a letter...