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CA insurance commissioner to Blue Shield: Delay rate hike
California's new insurance commissioner called Thursday for health insurer Blue Shield of California to delay...
Blue Shield of CA seeks rate hikes of up to 59% for individuals
Another big California health insurer has stunned individual policyholders with huge rate increases---this time it's...
Health plans for high-risk patients attracting fewer, costing more than expected
An early feature of the new healthcare law that allows people who are already sick to get insurance to cover their...
Children's hospitals lose some drug discounts
        In an unintended consequence of the new healthcare law, drug companies have begun...
WA State rejects Regence BlueShield’s latest health-insurance rate increase
  Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler rejected the latest health-insurance rate-increase...
Web Exclusive: Expert Tips for Adopting Transparent Federal Contracts
Opportunities from federal agencies take all shapes and sizes. Here are guidelines from a legal expert on how to...
Web Exclusive: WV Medicaid head defends $600 million no-bid contracts
The head of West Virginia's Medicaid program defended a decision by state officials to enter into $600 million in...
Health pilot eyes a new approach to reimbursement
Pay-for-performance may be coming to New Hampshire’s healthcare industry. Under a five-year pilot program...
Three Types of Alignment for Better Payer-Provider Relations
The fundamental need in today's healthcare system is for the two largest constituents—payers and...
UnitedHealth forces pay-for-performance measures in new contract
Under a new contract announced between Advocate Health Care and UnitedHealth Group, Advocate doctors will now be...

Newsletter: Managed Care Contracting and Reimbursement Advisor
Managed Care Contracting & Reimbursement Advisor tells you exactly what you must know and do to successfully negotiate...
Book: The New Era of Healthcare: Practical Strategies for Providers and Payers
This book focuses on methods to forge a partnership between healthcare providers and managed care payers. It contains...
Book: Healthcare Price, Cost & Utilization Benchmarks, Volume VI
Whether you are a healthcare provider or a managed care organization, up-to-date benchmarks are critical to successful...
Newsletter: Managed Care Contracting and Reimbursement Advisor
Managed Care Contracting & Reimbursement Advisor tells you exactly what you must know and do to successfully negotiate...