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Tue, 18 Dec 2018
1. BlueCross BlueShield Strikes Deal to Improve Health Data Exchange
2. PwC: Digital Experiences, High Costs Will Challenge Payers in 2019
3. Star ratings: Optimizing improvement opportunities
4. Cigna, Express Scripts merger clears state hurdles
5. CMS finalizes rule on risk adjustment for 2018
6. UPMC Pinnacle signs narrow-network agreement with Aetna
7. HHS Proposes Substantial Limits on Telework
8. New Small Biz Health Plans Come Online January 1st: 5 Things to Know
9. AARP Statement on Texas Court Ruling on ACA
10. Hub International Acquires The Assets Of  Apex Insurance Benefits LLC

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A division of the Blue in western New York has signed on with a regional health information exchange to improve information sharing in the community. In an agreement that will support physicians and upgrade health outcomes for its members, ...
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Payers will need to develop engaging digital experiences for consumers in order to generate member loyalty and reduce the burdens of high costs. Healthcare payers that hope to succeed in 2019’s competitive business environment will need ...
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As the Stars program matures, be sure to optimize foundational areas As the Stars program continues to mature, we see from the 2019 Star Ratings how the differentiation between health plans continues to narrow. The following summarizes ...
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The deal awaits another state approval; It has already received the go-ahead from Department of Justice. Cigna and Express Scripts have cleared two state hurdles to their merger, as New York and California insurance regulators approved the ...
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Final rule allows insurers to get funds and sustain premiums for a more stable ACA market. The CMS has finalized the rule for risk adjustment, even as litigation is pending over the calculation of the ...
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Harrisburg, Pa.-based UPMC Pinnacle and Aetna extended an existing accountable care agreement to include hospitals recently acquired by the hospital system, according to the Central Penn Business Journal. The organizations’ ...
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Officials at the Health and Human Services Department have proposed limiting telework to one day per week, and potentially eliminating the practice altogether, according to a union representing department employees. The National Treasury ...
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The latest on association health plans, pre-existing conditions and fraud risks Starting Jan. 1, small businesses looking for affordable health insurance will have even more options, thanks to a new federal regulation that gives small ...
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The following is a statement from AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond on yesterday’s court ruling in Texas v. United States: “AARP is deeply disappointed in yesterday’s ...
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Hub International Limited, a leading global insurance brokerage, announced today that it has acquired the assets of Apex Insurance Benefits LLC. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Apex Insurance, located in Blackfoot, Idaho, is ...
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