Payers and providers continue aligning to form mega health systems. For example, HealthPartners, the third largest insurer in Minnesota, is merging with health system Park Nicollet Health Services.
HealthPartners and Park Nicollet have agreed to affiliate in a deal expected to cut costs for the two major Minneapolis-area providers, reported Minnesota Public Radio .
Two health insurers--HealthPartners and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan--have focused their attention on collaborating with providers to improve health outcomes. One key to successful...
Minnesota's nonprofit health plans will pay a total of $73 million to the state and federal governments based on an agreement to institute a 1 percent cap on profits they earned through Medicaid.
The changes ushered in by the Affordable Care Act will prompt many insurers to push hospitals and other providers to clamp down on the costs of providing chronic care, reported The New York Times.
Finding new ways to manage ever-increasing healthcare costs is always a hot discussion point among health payers, and AHIP Institute attendees will not be disappointed as they find several sessions
Patients with diabetes who receive treatment at HealthPartners clinics soon may be able to use a new personalized tool--called the Diabetes Wizard--which may be one of the first applications to use
Minnesota's four largest health payers--Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, HealthPartners, Medica and UCare--have agreed to limit profit margins on taxpayer-funded health programs to 1 percent
Health insurers saw a distinct shift in their business lines in 2009. Commercial coverage fell by an average of 1.5 million people, while managed Medicaid enrollment grew by 1.8 million people,
HealthPartners, a Bloomington, MN-based integrated delivery network and health plan, says it has saved $430,000 in the past year by integrating digital X-rays, MRIs, CT scans and radiology reports