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Priority Health to cover comprehensive genetic testing

Michigan-based Priority Health plans a bold step in cancer detection and treatment: It will cover the cost of comprehensive genomic profiling for members diagnosed with aggressive forms of cancer.

Michigan Blues, hospitals save $50 million through value-based contracts

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has been a leader in the value-based payment movement, with many contracts already in place with its physicians. Now, the insurer is expanding its focus on value to hospitals, having signed value-based reimbursement agreements with 18 health systems in the state. So far, five of the contracted health systems have shared $50 million in total savings with Blue Cross.

Michigan Blues: Private exchange boosts price transparency

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan launched a private health insurance exchange three years ago that has since helped employers control coverage costs and enable consumers to be more aware of how much their healthcare actually costs, reported  MiBiz.

Michigan Blues would pay $30M to resolve 'most favored nation' lawsuit

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is willing to fork out $29.9 million to resolve a consolidated lawsuit that claims the insurer used "most favored nation" clauses in its provider contracts, reported Crain's Detroit Business.

Consumer 'call tsunami' hits payers

As new health coverage under the Affordable Care Act kicks in, health insurers in Michigan are facing a "call tsunami" from consumers, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Insurers: Reinstating plans creates unnecessary problems

Even though President Barack Obama has allowed insurers to reinstate canceled policies that did not comply with the healthcare reform law, some insurers have chosen to move forward with their cancellations.

Michigan Blues' Doug Cedras: Customers expect data analytics

By Alicia Caramenico Insurers increasingly have been putting more investment in big data and analytics tools, hoping to achieve better outcomes and lower costs. But data analytics also offers...

Michigan Blues shares claims data to help improve quality, lower costs

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan recently launched a new initiative to help hospitals better understand their utilization patterns so they can know which practices result in the best outcomes and lowest costs.

How Michigan Blues doubled its Medicaid business

In two years, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan doubled enrollment in its Blue Cross Complete Medicaid HMO, added programs to improve health outcomes and customer service, and became one of the nation's highest-rated plans for quality as ranked by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. How did the insurer do it?

Detroit looks to health exchange to resolve bankruptcy

As Detroit attempts to restructure after declaring bankruptcy in July, city officials are considering moving some retirees to the state's health insurance exchange.