Health insurance plans sold through state health insurance exchanges are likely to include limited choices of doctors and hospitals and require referrals for specialists and preauthorization before expensive procedures, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Although Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota has already postponed the implementation of its controversial new payment model for small, rural hospitals, it is still facing strong opposition from those providers being forced away from fee-for-service reimbursements, reported AIS Health.
After being criticized that its new payment policy would push small, rural hospitals "into deep, deep red ink," Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota has postponed its implementation of the new reimbursement plan.
A new Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota payment policy is facing strong pushback from the state hospital association, which claims it will cost hospitals millions of dollars and push many small, rural hospitals "into deep, deep red ink."
A new Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota payment policy will cost hospitals millions of dollars and push many small, rural hospitals "into deep, deep red ink," the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) charged.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota is hoping second time's the charm after naming Aetna's Michael Guyette its second CEO in only six months time.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota hopes to lower healthcare costs related to treating obesity by focusing on the example that parents set for their children when it comes to eating healthfully in a new set of TV ads.
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.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota is hoping to encourage people to walk more through strategically placed messages in mall parking lots.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota has pushed out its CEO, who held the position for only six months, citing subpar leadership and a clash between for-profit and nonprofit cultures at insurance companies.