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June 22, 2017

Today's Featured Story

Wash. Awards Regional Contracts to Integrate Behavioral Care

As part of an ongoing effort to regionalize Medicaid purchasing and provide Apple Health Medicaid beneficiaries with the full continuum of physical and behavioral health services through managed care by 2020, the Washington state Health Care Authority (HCA) has notified subsidiaries of Anthem, Inc., Centene Corp. and Molina Healthcare, Inc. of its intent to award Fully Integrated Managed Care (FIMC) contracts in the North Central Region. The new FIMC program includes a separate contract for behavioral health “wraparound” services, which are not traditionally covered under Medicaid managed care.... Read Full Story


Today's AIS Health Datapoint

10.32% ... is the national market share of Anthem, Inc., the largest Blue Cross Blue Shield company; the insurer's market share among Blues plans only is 32.55%.

From THE AIS GUIDE TO BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD PLANS. (Not affiliated with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association or its member companies.)


People on the Move

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana appointed Vindell Washington, M.D., chief medical officer. He most recently served as the national coordinator for health information technology at HHS….Highmark Inc. named Timothy J. Constantine, president of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware, to the new position of president and chief operating officer of Highmark subsidiary United Concordia Dental. Constantine also will retain his role as a market-facing executive in Delaware and Central Pennsylvania for Highmark….Kyruus appointed Erin Jospe, M.D., chief medical officer. She previously was chief medical officer at PatientKeeper.


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