From Health Plan Week - Executives from Boeing Co. and Providence-Swedish Health Alliance, one of Boeing’s two provider partners in a nascent direct-to-employee accountable care organization (ACO) in Washington state’s Puget Sound region, told an AIS webinar audience on May 21 that the three-year process to get the new offering operational was a lot of work, but worth it. Read more
From Health Plan Week - CMS on May 26 gave the Medicaid managed care industry a jolt when it released a long-awaited set of proposed regulations for health plans operating in the program. The depth and breadth of the new rules will be examined for weeks to come, but the initial impression from a major Medicaid carrier, Wall Street analysts and market consultants is that the guidelines will be positive for business even if new… Read more
From The AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans - Blues plans contacted by The AIS Report are rolling out a wide variety of new provider payment models as well as improved technologies that allow members to do everything from comparing providers to making a doctor visit through a computer or mobile device. Here’s a look at a few projects now in the Blue pipeline: Read more
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