Health Plan Business

From Health Plan Week - Finding the right candidates to fill executive and managerial positions in health insurance plans has become a “tremendous war for talent” among recruiters and the companies themselves, some industry insiders suggest. What was once an insular method to recruitment is now an outside-the-box and outside-the-industry approach, says Margaret Resce Milkint, managing partner with the Jacobson Group, a Chicago-based insurance executive search firm. Read more

From Health Plan Week - Close on the heels of its controversial policy aimed at placing constraints on emergency room visits (HPW 7/24/17, p. 4), which has met with resistance, Anthem, Inc. is implementing another coverage policy based on “medical necessity.” This time it’s for hospital-based outpatient imaging across its Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in 13 states. The upshot is that the Indianapolis-based health insurance giant won’t pay for certain imaging tests done… Read more

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