From Health Plan Week - An earlier version of this story incorrectly said that GNS Healthcare’s software products build care management plans. The software products predict individual risk, causes of risk, and intervention value. It also stated incorrectly that GNS partnered with Aetna and Newtopia in 2012. GNS partnered with Aetna in 2012. Aetna later partnered with Newtopia and published the results in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. This version has been corrected. Read more
From Health Plan Week - Private exchanges may see more modest enrollment growth for 2016 because of the two-year delay in the implementation of the excise or Cadillac tax on high-cost health plans from an initial start date of 2018 to the new kickoff in 2020. But private exchange market consultants say the rise in employers interested in switching to a private exchange to deliver health benefits in a defined-contribution mode will march on regardless. Read more
From Health Plan Week - Health insurers are increasingly targeting palliative care in their ongoing mission to improve quality and bring down costs associated with the most expensive aspects of care, partnering with specialty providers and launching pilot programs aimed at the terminally ill. Read more
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