Gienna Shaw

Biography for Gienna Shaw

Gienna Shaw, editor-in-chief of FierceHealthcare, FierceHealthIT and their related publications, has been a reporter and editor for more than 20 years. Prior to joining FierceMarkets, she was a senior editor for HealthLeaders Media, covering the business of healthcare, including health IT and clinical technology, social media, healthcare marketing and patient experience. She is also the author of three non-fiction books—two on hospital, health system and physician practice advertising and one on Celtic mythology. Gienna lives near the ocean just north of Boston, where her dog, a beagle-sheltie mix, enjoys tilting at seagulls. Her interests include photography, mixed media, reading and chocolate. Reach Gienna at [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter @Gienna or connect with her on LinkedIn.

Articles by Gienna Shaw

Highmark will cut physician payments to stem ACA-compliant plan losses

As part of a broader effort to stem losses from Affordable Care Act plans, insurer Highmark, Inc. will cut physician reimbursement rates for those plans by 4.5 percent starting in April.

BCBS Tennessee looks to increase certified patient-centered medical home providers

Andrea Willis, M.D., chief medical officer of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, writes about the benefits of a patient-centered medical home in a column for The Tennessean.

Payer, hospital execs sit on board of group fighting anti-smoking laws

Insurers and providers are putting more emphasis on wellness and preventive care--including smoking cessation programs--in an effort to control costly chronic conditions, such as heart disease.

To recoup losses, nonprofit insurer eyes crowded commercial market

Boston-based Neighborhood Health Plan, best known for managing the care of low-income Medicaid patients, is accelerating a push into the crowded large-employer market.

Emails reveal Jonathan Gruber worked closely with Obama administration on ACA after all

Newly released emails reveal that economist Jonathan Gruber worked more closely than previously known with the White House and top federal officials to shape the law. 

Anthem tops Medicaid insurer list

Health insurer Anthem was the country's top Medicaid insurer as of the first quarter of 2015, according to a forthcoming market intelligence report. Two California plans had the most Medicaid enrollees.

GOP lawmakers grill Todd Park over glitches

Despite stepping down from his role of U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Todd Parks' woes are not over yet.

King v. Burwell: SCOTUS decision could change everything--or nothing

When the Supreme Court announced it would hear the case of King v. Burwell, which challenges the legality of federal insurance subsidies, reaction to the news was mixed. Arguments ranged from "this could change everything" to "this is not big deal."

Best practices for payer health management programs

Health IT tools and more transparent relationships with providers are among the best practices that can help health insurance companies improve health management programs, according to a new report by IDC Health Insights.

ICD-10 could rival EMR implementation in scope, impact

As far as big projects go, getting ready for ICD-10 might not seem like as big a deal as, say, installing an electronic medical records system, but healthcare leaders should not underestimate its