From Health Plan Week - As provider systems slowly transition to a more accessible online delivery system, health insurers are gradually responding by adjusting their payment models to include the time physicians spend consulting patients via email and over the phone. Read more
From Health Plan Week - The trend of health insurers evolving into retail-facing companies took a twist on Nov. 17 when Kaiser Permanente said it would open in-store clinics in four Southern California Target Corp. locations. Officials with Kaiser and market consultants say what is new with this latest development is how the Kaiser-Target arrangement may affect not just the two parties and their members-customers, but also the wider health plan marketplace. The growth of in-store… Read more
From Health Plan Week - New investment advisory firm Guidon Partners GP, LLC boasts a 14-partner, Expendables-style cast of current and former all-star health care and financial services executives who have ponied up their own money to help to seed and/or guide growth companies in the payer, provider and health IT sectors. Beyond money, Guidon, which is pronounced Guide-On, based in Reston, Va., outside of Washington, D.C., will offer expertise to firms and work alongside… Read more
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