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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...
Private surgery centers compete with Metro Detroit hospitals
Doctor-owned surgery centers have begun to pop up across Metro Detroit and Michigan as advances in medical technology...
Humana, University of Louisville feud costs patients
--> Thousands of Humana customers should expect to pay more to visit University of Louisville doctors starting...
Insurers Must Pay Promptly or They'll Pay in Other Ways
If your health insurance company is not paying claims promptly, the state may soon come calling.
Can We Get More Out of Physician Performance Measures?
Efforts to measure and improve physician performances nationwide have gained momentum, but more needs to be done to...
Docs Spend About $31B Haggling with Insurers Annually
Physicians spend three hours per week–43 minutes on average per workday–haggling over claims...

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...