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Harvard Pilgrim seeks ’global payments’
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care will move towards “global payment” contracts with hospitals and doctors, CEO...
UnitedHealth deploying EHR technology with providers
UnitedHealth Group has launched several new initiatives designed to help providers adopt electronic health records. Its...
CA sets rates for new high-risk plan
One of the first new programs in the Obama administration’s massive health care overhaul will start next month in...
UnitedHealth nears $1.5B purchase of Executive Health Resources
UnitedHealth Group Inc. is nearing an agreement to buy medical services firm Executive Health Resources Inc. for about...
Some insurers stop writing new coverage for kids
Some major health insurance companies will no longer issue certain types of policies for children, an unintended...
The do-it-yourself house call
  Technology that aims to keep congestive heart failure patients out of the hospital is gaining traction. The...
For chronic care, your employer may be able to help
If you are one of the 133 million American grappling with a chronic illness like diabetes, asthma or heart disease...
Health plans must provide some tests at no cost
The White House on Wednesday issued new rules requiring health insurance companies to provide free coverage for dozens...
One penny holds up insurance benefits, leukemia patient claims
La Rosa Carrington has more than enough to worry about. She’s a single mother with two teenage daughters...
Cigna Corp. acquires company to grow wellness business
Philadelphia-based insurer Cigna Corp. has closed a deal to spend up to $5 million to buy Kronos Optimal Health Co...