Accounts payable and the cloud may hold the secret to providing quality healthcare. In a Fierce exclusive, Bryce Berg of Molina Healthcare talks about how the organization's in-house centralized procurement operation keeps admini strative costs down while expanding staff and membership.
Given the opposing opinions coming out of two separate court rulings regarding Affordable Care Act subsidies, there's bound to be confusion among consumers interested in signing up for coverage during the next enrollment period.
As the fragmented healthcare system starts to see chronic illness and mental conditions collide, integrated behavioral and medical health is key to streamlining care and curbing costs for the dual-eligible patient population, psychiatrists from WellPoint and Molina Healthcare told an audience last week at the AHIP Institute in Seattle.
Humana's first-quarter profit of $368 million beat analyst expectations but still dropped 22 percent from last year's first quarter of $473 million, partly due to marketing expenses and investments related to new products.
Some of the Affordable Care Act's biggest winners have been chief executives at insurance companies who have seen their salaries and benefits skyrocket since the law passed.
Cigna reported strong growth in the third quarter, with both its revenue and membership increasing. Molina Healthcare also saw its profits and revenues increase, though its expenses did too.
Health insurance exchanges opened for business last week, but insurers don't have a clear sense of how many people are enrolling in their plans.
America's Health Insurance Plans and four of its member insurers have joined the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help combat a major cause of rising healthcare costs--diabetes.
Seven insurers--Paramount Advantage, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Ohio, Molina Healthcare, CareSource, Buckeye Community Health Plan, Amerigroup and WellCare-- now are intervening in Aetna's lawsuit against Ohio for rejecting its contract to administer the state's Medicaid program after it initially selected the insurer.
The Ohio Medicaid system is being challenged again, this time by Aetna, which says it believes the state was wrong to terminate its contract earlier this month.