The goal of Aetna's online wellness platform is to engage patient-consumers in their own health and encourage them to live healthier lifestyles. The insurer has tapped into technology, social media, gamification, and behavioral health principals to create a site that's part motivation, part information, part action plan, and a whole lot of fun. >>>
Federal officials are in the final stages of reviewing applications from Indiana, Florida, Louisiana and Michigan to determine if their medical loss ratio waiver requests will be approved. >>>
State Medicaid directors say the federal focus on bureaucratic process measures has quashed innovation efforts in the Medicaid program. A new report outlines changes needed before costs and enrollments rise. >>>
The Center for Medicare Advocacy and the National Senior Citizens Law Center have filed petitions in U.S. District Court against Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The lawsuit aims "to end the use of observation status as a way of depriving people of Part A Medicare coverage." >>>
The Wall Street Journal, November 16, 2011
Boston Herald, November 16, 2011
Bloomberg BusinessWeek, November 15, 2011
PBS NewsHour, November 11, 2011
Los Angeles Times, November 10, 2011
The Columbus Dispatch, November 10, 2011
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