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Medicaid: 2 future trends for insurers

Given the inherent complexities associated with the Medicaid population and the huge growth of the program, insurers and states likely will increase their focus on providing behavioral health and coordinating care for dual-eligibles. These are two of five Medicaid trends that will continue in 2014, according to LifeHealthPro.

Payers can thrive in dual-eligible market

Insurers can find a big opportunity in states moving dual-eligible beneficiaries into private managed-care plans, industry leaders said Thursday at the New Health Insurance Business Models in Washington, D.C.

M&As rise after WellPoint-Amerigroup deal

WellPoint's announcement that it was investing $4.9 billion to buy Medicaid insurer Amerigroup--the highest premium paid for a managed care company in 15 years--may be indicative of similar deals popping up throughout the industry

WellPoint could make $100B covering dual eligibles

WellPoint said it stands to make $100 billion by providing insurance for the dual-eligible market, which consists of certain Medicare and Medicaid enrollees who are eligible for both government

States want federal government to pay for 'dual eligibles'

In an attempt to reduce healthcare costs for states, New York Gov. David Paterson is gathering support for a plan that would shift the responsibility of costs for the elderly poor strictly to the

Medicare/Medicaid health data sharing network proposed

In a recent letter to Congress, a group of health policy experts urged the creation of a network to share information on Medicare and Medicaid patients to improve treatment received. In particular,