Diana Manos

Articles by Diana Manos

Highmark defends its pricing

Highmark Inc. has been taking some heat lately over its pricing in West Virginia, where it has no competitors in the HealthCare.gov marketplace.

Minnesota BCBS opens retail store

It's happening across America, and it's taking hold: insurance and retail. The most recent player in this game is Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, which announced yesterday that it will join the ranks of other retail-store insurers by making shopping for health insurance "even more personalized."

Insurers brace for ACA audits

Regulators will soon conduct audits to determine whether payers comply with the Affordable Care Act, according to an article in LifeHealthPro

Aetna, Banner score $5M in federal Shared Savings program

Leaders at Aetna and Banner Health Network report they have received some $5 million in Medicare Shared Savings funding for their successful accountable care collaboration in 2013, according to Heraldonline.com.

Connecticut's Kevin Counihan to head HealthCare.Gov

After a series of highly publicized and criticized glitches last fall, the Department of Health and Human Services has appointed a new CEO for HealthCare.Gov.

Price transparency: a win-win for insurers and consumers

Price transparency is more than just an exercise in being up-front--it's imperative to improve the bottom line for any health insurer, says a new report from Families USA.

Get a good HIX compliance plan or lose money, Deloitte warns

Health plans participating in health insurance exchanges have a world of hurt coming if they fail to prepare for a complicated and changing regulatory environment--complete with tough enforcement action, a new Deloitte paper says.

South African health minister calls on private sector to improve healthcare

South Africa's Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi wants the country's private healthcare sector to work with the government to strengthen South Africa's health system, reports City Press.

State HIX beat out federal marketplace for enrollment success

State health insurance exchanges (HIX) have it over on the federal government when it comes to enrollment, according to article in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Successful marketplaces set common standards for health plans, analysts say

Most state-run health insurance marketplaces are still stuck focusing on technical challenges, but those that want to get out front should be focusing on raising quality of care, according to a new Commonwealth Fund blog.