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2009 | 2008

Population Health Insider

This monthly newsletter features insightful coverage and practical tools that you can put to work immediately in your disease management program.
October 1, 2009 - Issue 10 - View Full Issue
   California pushes to enact strongest anti-rescission law in the nation
   AHIP study: Medicare Advantage provides better care than FFS Medicare
   Four ways to get more young adults health coverage
   New efforts to insure young adults may beat reform
   Nine health leaders respond to Obama’s reform speech
   Group charges health insurers are violating state labor code
September 1, 2009 - Issue 9 - View Full Issue
   Tailoring DM interventions could improve patient outcomes, lower utilization
   Prevention and health promotion could save Medicare $1.4 trillion over 10 years
   BCBSA study shows low health plan administrative costs
   BCBSA companies took loss in 2008
   Insurers’ rating outlooks tumble
   Small businesses could win big in House health reform bill
   Eight tips to help get your business associates to comply with HIPAA
   BAs, covered entities should comply with HITECH now
   BCBSA puts bank up for sale
   Could a Massachusetts-style individual mandate work across the nation?
   ICD-10 implementation: Critical steps insurers must take
   Hospitals would see 32% payment drop with public plan
   AHIP decries ‘exorbitant’ out-of-network charges
   Health insurers, employers could play key roles in tackling healthcare disparities
   Health cooperatives can’t replace public option
   Marketing and technology may soon play bigger roles in health insurance
   HHS fires up rhetoric against health insurance industry
   Health card companies defrauding patients shut down
August 1, 2009 - Issue 8 - View Full Issue
   Consumers interested in technology, but not using it now
   Five key questions about an insurance exchange
   Insurers: Added regulations through health reform will increase plan costs
   Health reform calls for preventive care, but questions persist about savings
   Healthy San Francisco has increased access
   Pharma agrees to fund part of Medicare doughnut hole
   Many business associates not ready to comply with HIPAA
   Cost of hospital care for obese children has doubled
   Physician compensation trails inflation
   ‘Rip-off’ insurance scam shut down
   Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts rewards docs for efficient quality of care
July 1, 2009 - Issue 7 - View Full Issue
   Public insurance is not the only issue for insurers
   Medical cost trend fairly stagnant, but consumers shouldering bigger load of healthcare costs
   Insurers are paying faster and denying fewer claims
   Payers’ administrative practices costing physician offices as much as $31 billion annually
   Report: States could save money by expanding Medicaid managed care
   Bill would test value-based insurance in Medicare
   Businesses with comprehensive health management programs enjoy better engagement, health outcomes
   PBM sale highlights dilemma for health plans
June 1, 2009 - Issue 6 - View Full Issue
   DTCC saves money, improves clinical measures and prevention
   Alternative to HRAs: Using microsegmentation to reach at-risk patients
   Health plans need to prepare for climate change threats
   Aetna study: CDHP patients do not put off preventive care
   PBM sale highlights dilemma for health plans
   Reports show benefits, problems with public option
May 1, 2009 - Issue 5 - View Full Issue
   Stimulus law makes changes to HIPAA
   Employers concerned about future of health benefits
   Member experience has direct correlation to plan satisfaction
   Three types of alignment for better payer-provider relations
April 17, 2009 - Issue 4 - View Full Issue
   Study shows difficulties in coordinating care
   Health plans, physicians disagree on healthcare
   VBID may have a place in healthcare reform
   Quality, positive ROI not mutually exclusive
   What's important to hospitals, employers differ
March 1, 2009 - Issue 3 - View Full Issue
   Employers raising PPO deductibles to offset costs
   CIGNA trumpets lower costs, better prevention in CDHP
   Good health = good business
   Patient alerts improve compliance
   Poor risk contract results not common
February 1, 2009 - Issue 2 - View Full Issue
   CMS: MHS did not save money or improve health
   Health Dialog implements what it learned from MHS
   Chronic illness self-management puts patient in charge
   Technology lends a hand
   Grassroots programs tackle healthcare problems
   MGMA confirms costs outpace revenues
   Low reimbursement depresses compensation
January 1, 2009 - Issue 1 - View Full Issue
   Workplace wellness stretches across globe
   Consumer-driven plans creating cost-conscious consumers
   More than one in five U.S. adults at lower activation levels
   High demand, increased procedures drive compensation
   DMAA’s report expands further into population health