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August 2, 2017

Headlines in the News

New Anthem data breach by contractor affects more than 18,000 enrollees
CNBC, July 31, 2017

Blue Cross says Arizona insurance rates rising less in 2018
KTAR.com, Aug. 1, 2017

Lawsuits could force feds to pay Obamacare insurers
Politico, July 30, 2017


Today's AIS Health Datapoint

68,475 ... is the number of members lost by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee in 2016, representing just under 2% of its total medical enrollment. Its first quarter 2017 membership of 3,372,672 could increase in early 2018 due to its planned increased presence on the federal marketplace.

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.)

  The AIS Guide to Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans is now online!

Quote of the Day

“We’ve lost a significant amount of our reimbursement, and the service level didn’t change….We didn’t make dramatic changes....We needed to continue to serve patients and not abandon them.”

— Drew Walk, CEO of specialty infusion company Soleo Health, tells Specialty Pharmacy News about the impact of a reimbursement change enacted by the 21st Century Cures Act.

Click here to read the SPECIALTY PHARMACY NEWS article in which this quote appeared — "Bill May Help Home Infusion Payment Gap, Allowing Beneficiaries to Continue Care" (Free for SPN subscribers; $17 for non-subscribers.)

 

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